Thursday, December 31, 2009


We had a wonderful Christmas! Santa left our gifts at grandma and papa's so when the kids woke up we hurried over to see. The kids were so excited, it's fun to see how magical it is for them. Then off to DeMar's for their yummy Christmas morning breakfast and gifts and then spent the rest of the day playing with the new toys and relaxing with family!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve we had a full fun day! We took the kids bowling to keep them entertained during the afternoon then we had traditional homemade chicken noodle soup dinner at grandma's and went over to the church music program. Followed by lots of games for the kids at grandma and papa's, acting out the nativity and home to make cookies and leave out for Santa and then off to bed!

Ava was the angel. She stood completely still not moving a muscle looking straight ahead the whole time. It was funny! She was very serious about playing her role!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Breakfast and Santa

Last Saturday morning we had a yummy breakfast at grandma and papa's and while papa was reading stories a special visitor happened to come bounding in the house. The kids did pretty well, no screaming or running away. The boys just didn't want to look at him but they were sure happy when Santa gave them candy as a treat!

Grandma and Papa

Kris and Kecia, Kyra, Adrie and Bree

Lindey and Corbin

Tadd and Caitlyn

Rick and Lacey, Madi, Mazie, Ellie and Andrew

All the cousins, and everybody smiling and looking at the camera. Amazing!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Chris

Happy Birthday Chris, we Love you so much and hope you have a wonderful birthday! We had a few various parties since getting everyone together so close to Christmas is sometimes a challenge, we got to celebrate a few times!

Katherine's cheesecake, Chris's favorite dessert ever! Thanks so much for making it for him!

Ava picked out a reindeer cake for dad, all chocolate just his favorite (not at all). Good thing there was cheesecake so the kids ate the cupcake cake!