Monday, December 28, 2009


On Christmas day we gather at Zach's mom's for a Christmas dinner and gift exchange. The family bought Debbie and Gary some desperately needed blinds. They have been going with out since they built.

Kyle being Kyle.

Jared and Valerie. They drove out from St. George after their kids opened presents. I glad they could make it.

Jenna got money to buy a Seven Peaks pass and a book light from Grandma and Grandpa.

Brookelynn got a Leapster2 and a Zhu Zhu pet. From Grandma and Grandapa. And some games from me.

Brady got a couple of sets of Star Wars LEGOS.

AND EUREKA I GOT A EUREKA. A very need vacuum for those of you who know me I'm an obsessive vacuumer and my vacuum has been very non sucky latley. Debbie and Gary took pitty on me and made my Christmas.

This year for Christmas morning we were joined by Grandma and Grandpa Alvey & Mandi and her new BO Jason. For the opening of presents. Then afterward we had a BIG breakfast of french toast, bacon, hash-browns, & breakfast casserole.

Although we waited until the last minuet to start shopping, we were still able to get everything on there list.

Jenna got some pretty jewelry in her stocking.

Brady got the rip stick he wanted thanks to my friend Venessa over shopping at the day after Thanksgiving sales last year, and forgetting it was in her basement until this year.

Brooke got a lite brite. I loved mine as a kid.

Brady also got the new I-pod Nano. Now I can record him trowing his fits with it.

Brooke has a little obsession with snow globes and all things sparkly. So this year she got 3 snow globes and a glitter ball.

Jenna also got the I-pod nano she wanted. I don't think she has talked to me since, she is in another world.

Grandma and Grandpa Alvey

Mandi and Jason

The kids also got loads of family games. I never want to hear they are board again.

Grandpa was up a little too early.

Grandma starting the oven for breakfast.

I would say the four sided lite brite was a big hit. I love that they gave steroids to all the toys we had as kids.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


On our way to see the festival of lights in Spanish Fork.

Once we got there we joined up with Malea and Paul and their kids. And the kids jumped in the back of their truck.

Above Makiha, Brooke, Jenna, Blake & Brady.

Christmas tradition. Opening one present on christmas eve. They got really really soft blankets.

Christmas eve they all wanted to sleep together. So we got an old mattress out of storage and threw it in the toy room for them to sleep on.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Alvey Christmas party just wasn't the same without grandpa Ted and grandma Pat. But It was still fun for those of you who made it through the snow. And we missed all of you who were sick.

We played the Wii. We even got a little competitive on the ski jumping and soccer. And for those who wanted to chill we had Mickey's Christmas Carol playing in the theater room. Lots of pizza and treats it was fun for all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Oh to be little again. The first snow is always so fun. And Brookelynn stayed out almost until frostbite set in. (not really) And then to come in to hot cocoa. And to lay under the christmas tree and look at the lights. I love the christmas season.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

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Thursday, December 3, 2009


I think I did a little Halloween overload and it made me forget my camera for Thanksgiving. So here are the pictures I managed to get but I forgot to bring it out later. Oh Probably because I was dealing with a sick kid. We won't name any names (Jenna) Hopefully she won't be scared from pumpkin pie for life.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ted L. Alvey Nampa, Idaho Ted L. Alvey, 75, of Nampa, Idaho passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ted was born December 8, 1933 in Goshen, Utah to Maurice and Norma Jasperson Alvey. He was the second of six children, five boys and one girl. He grew up in Goshen, Utah and graduated from Payson High School in 1952. Ted met his wife Pat Peterson from Provo, Utah on his graduation day. They were married July 10, 1953 and the marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple. Their marriage brought much love and happiness lasting 56 years. They were blessed with five children, 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. They moved from Sandy, Ut to Idaho in 1975 and Ted became manager of Cummin's Diesel in Boise. He was a natural born salesman and won numerous awards, trips and promotions which later led to starting his own business with two sons in 1982. He loved to work and enjoyed it almost as much as hunting and fishing. Ted adored his family above everything else and was always there with love, advice and a listening ear. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various positions through the years. Ted is remembered with so much love as he leaves behind his wife Pat, a daughter, Julie (Mike) Eldridge; sons, Gary (Debbie), Mark (Teresa), Dennis (Marti), Ryan (Cori) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean (LaMar) Hall and brothers, LaMar (Donna) and Golden (Kathy) Alvey. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Eddy Floyd and a brother Steven Max Alvey. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at the Nampa LDS 23rd Ward Chapel, 6111 Birch Lane, Nampa. A viewing will be held 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12th at the Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the services.

Monday, November 9, 2009

You will not be forgotten GRANDPA TED.

As a kid I didn't have any grandparents close, I only had one grandpa and he lived in Kansas and he only visited 2 or 3 times in my life. So when I married into the Alvey's it was exciting that they not only had one set of grandparents but two still alive and even a great grandma at the time. I love how close the Alvey family is. Grandpa Ted was alway so happy to give hugs and chat for a while. My kids as you can see from the pictures also loved grandpa Ted a lot. I'm thankful to have family so close. And that my kids not only have both set of grandparents to get to know but They had Zach's grandparents to get to know and love too. You will not be forgotten Grandpa TED.

Grandpa Ted has 5 kids, 20 grand kids, & 23 great grand kids. Boy was he loved.