The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, December 31, 2015


2015 was full of change but overall it was a great year and I'm so thankful to have my family with me through it all!  Random pictures from December!
This little man got a new haircut and now looks even more like his handsome daddy!!

Proud of their decorated Christmas tree!

Playing around at Hobby Lobby!

I volunteered to help and Lexi's Christmas party and not only was she the kid reading at the party but her friend was doing the same! (In her defense they did a book exchange in her class so it was a new book!)

David came to help at the party too and ended up looking like a scary clown!

2015 was quite lucrative for Ryan with all those missing teeth! :)

You can't tell but I had to document this.  One of their stocking stuffers was beanboozled.  David LOVES this game and not only begs us to play but seems to never get a bad flavored one.  Until you smell his breath and realize he has the skunk spray one and doesn't even bat an eye! Crazy boy!


 The Fischer's came to visit!  The Fischer's came to visit!!  For New Year's Bryatt and Theresa told their kids they were driving to Tucson to have dinner.  HAHA!  They did have dinner there and then continued on to El Paso where the oldest 2 said it was too long of a drive just for dinner! :)  They were very happy when they realized the drive was not for nothing and they were coming here instead!  These kids are so sweet together!  Alexis is like a little mini mom to Addi.  David and Linc are BEST FRIENDS AND COUSINS (according to David.) And Kon, Ryan, and Alexis play so well together!  Not to mention Theresa brought the "kids" Christmas gifts that were actually gifts for me because they were matching outfits for all the kids!  Yep my ideal gift!
No idea what David was doing.

The sweet girls!

All the kiddos!

And the reality of trying to get 6 kids to smile for some pictures.

And then my camera became Addison's paparazzi.  We can't help it.  That girl is just so cute.  She basically gets away with murder...

Loving/smothering tucker.

Standing and coloring on the desk.

Standing on the kitchen table.  Doesn't matter she's too cute to tell no. :) *side note: she does actually get in trouble.  Mostly when her mom sees her thought not me...

Sunday, December 27, 2015


As happy as the kids were with the snow at Christmas they were even happier with what came the next night!  More snow!  Now I'm not a snow fan.  Or a cold fan.  Everyone knows this about me.  BUT when we don't have anywhere to go and it's El Paso so we know it's not going to be sticking around long I can be happy for my kids to get to play in some snow!  Saturday night it started coming down.  I thought it would be all but gone Sunday so we stayed up letting them play in it while it was still coming down!  They made a little mini snowman and snow angels and had a great time.  What we woke up to the next morning was a good 8 more inches of snow!  We were in and out most of the day coming in only to drink some hot chocolate and dry our clothes and shoes!  The best part?  It was pretty much gone 2 days later. :)

Their mini snowman!

Snow angel while the snow was still falling.

David and his little rosy cheeks!

The next day...

Ready to go in front and play in the fresh snow!

3 happy McBride children.

David kept eating it. HAHA!

Thank goodness we had gone to Santa Fe for Thanksgiving because even though it didn't snow when we were there we were prepared with mittens and hats and warm coats.  We did not have boots so we played it ghetto style with bags on our shoes!


Their little bit bigger mini snowman the  next day! :)

Friday, December 25, 2015


The McBride's LOVE Christmas!  I love it even more since we started the 1 want, 1 wear, 1 read, 1 share!  It's made it so much less complicated and the kids are so happy with what they get!  We had such a wonderful relaxing Christmas.  We got up a little after 7 unwrapped gifts, had breakfast, and then just enjoyed family time and our new gifts the rest of the day!  I love Holiday's with my family!
Christmas Eve Jammies as well as Tuckers new dog bed that the kids insisted that Tucker needed after he hogged Tara's at Thanksgiving.  They were so excited to give it to him they couldn't wait till Christmas Day.  (They also got him gifts for Christmas day which is so cute.  They really do love giving as much as they like getting!)

Silly faces!

Stockings ready!

They all got new robes from Nana Mary and they kids really loved them!  They wore them most of the day even outside!

Crazy hair don't care!

Their Santa gift was a trampoline and it has been very well used!  It also started snowing on Christmas which Alexis wanted so bad!  It was just a few flakes but they made these kids happy as can be!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


With Travis on leave for Christmas we wanted to do a lot of hanging out with a few fun things around El Paso!  So we hit up the ice skating rink! Lexi was a pro.  Ryan was nervous and held on to the side at first but by the end she was cruising around everywhere!  David wanted Travis or I to skate him all around but he did try it himself holding on to the wall and he had fun.  It was a fun afternoon and I think we should definitely be hitting it up again soon!