Saturday, January 26, 2013

manwaring family pictures

i can't even say in words how happy these pictures make me. thanks amber!

the whole lot of us! 

grandparents with the grandkids 

parents and siblings 

dad and mom 

mom and dad 

parents, siblings, and spouses 




one more of nat. beautiful! 
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

our first snow shoe adventure

kevin surprised me with snow shoes for christmas and we were SO ANXIOUS to try them out. our friends, the allen's, were kind enough to take us out on our maiden voyage. we hiked the menan butte in rexburg, idaho (known as "R" mountain). the weather was -13 degrees when we got there. we thought we would FREEZE for sure. but, after about 5 minutes of climbing we were ready to shed layers.

meieli and me

by the time we reached the top kevin's facial hair had FROZEN. 



the summit! ;) kevin, james, and meieli 

me and kev 

meieli and james

we are so excited for our next outing. such a fun way to enjoy the snow! 
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Monday, January 14, 2013


our little maddy LOVES to accessorise. she is rarely caught at home without dress up clothes on or something in her hair. love, love, love her!

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earlier this month my sisters, mom, and i pulled off a last second, 12 hour adventure to logan, utah for some together time. it's always a miracle when we can pull off something like this so last minute.

i love these ladies! there is something to be said about sisters. we love, support, and forgive each other no matter what!

melissa, mom, me, katie, emily, and natalie

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more new year's eve

forgot i had more pictures on a different camera. here are some more pictures from our wild party. ;)

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new year's eve

we had a quiet new year's eve AGAIN. i think we are getting old and boring.

BUT, we enjoyed each other. we let the kids pick an activity they wanted to do together.

maddy chose guitar hero.

wesley chose jenga. 

and owen chose legos. ;)

afterward, we brought in the new year (at 10pm with new york) with noise makers and a toast.

we were all in bed by midnight.

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sledding with the friends

during christmas break we HAD to try out our new sleds. there wasn't alot of snow, but enough for fun. we invited our friends to join us. we had a wonderful time.



brady-through the legs! 

sweet ruby 

sledding crew 

it's a race! wes, owen, and meieli 



hard work 

me and ruby 

meieli and maddy 

me and maddy 

i love that smile! 

kevin working hard 

maddy and gibson...they are the sweetest little buddies! 

worn out wesley 

madalyn doing her own work 

james showing us how it's done!

what a great outing. topped off with some hot cocoa at burger king. PERFECT! 
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