Saturday, December 25, 2010
I love the gifts that the kids give us each year, because you know that they are done with love and are always one of a kind!!! The kids get so super excited to give them to us and always want us to open them early... The drawing is from Brennick it is what he wrapped our gift in... They are the BEST presents ever!!!! Thanks boys.
The kids waiting patiently to go downstairs and see if Santa came... We had to finally wake our kids up at 8:30, I cant believe they slept in that long...
Brennick and his Christmas!! Looks like Brennick was good after all he got the one thing that he wanted a DSI XL, now the two boys can stop fighting over who gets to play....
Hudson and his Christmas!! He was so excited to get his DSI XL from Santa and didn't put it down the whole day...
Emmerson and all her Christmas!!! I love all the pink, its so much fun to have a little girl but I could do without the Drama... She was so cute and loved everything she opened.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Now it's time to get prepared for Santa's visit, the kids are ready for bed with their Christmas Jammie's on!!!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We had a special dinner tonight, it was nice to all sit down together for a change! The kids sure thought it was fun to have sparkling apple juice in wine glasses and having a candle lite defiantly was a hit. I think this will be a new tradition for our family, thanks Sadie for the cute idea... After dinner the kids got to open the presents that they exchanged with each other... They were pretty excited to open a present before Christmas. Only 3 days till Christmas, man it sure is coming fast....
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tonight was a perfect night!!! The weather was nice, and the lights were amazingly beautiful as always, and the best part Matt had the night off to share it with us... Hudson was so cute he couldn't believe that this is were his mom & dad were married! He then wanted to know if we could go in, when I told him not till his is older he then asked if he could touch it so we went up and let the kids touch the Temple and go up the stairs. I wish and hope one day that all my children will make the choice to be married in the Temple!!! I love my little family and am so grateful for them each and everyday...
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tonight we went to see Scrooge with Chenelle and her boys. It was so fun and entertaining and the boys loved it, after wards the boys wanted to meet the characters so we did. Scrooge works with my dad and he was so funny and played the part of Scrooge very well... It was a way fun night with just the boys, while Emmie had a fun night with my parents... Only 8 more days till Christmas!!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Christmas tree was beautifully decorated. The poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the little Christ child's visit. Then the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could wait until everyone went to bed and then get a closer look.
When the house was dark and silent, the spiders crept out of their hiding place. When they neared the Christmas tree, they were delighted with the beauty of it. The spiders crept all over the tree, up and down, over the branches and twigs and saw every one of the pretty things.
The spiders loved the Christmas tree. All night long they danced in the branches, leaving them covered with spider webs. In the morning, when the little Christ child came to bless the house, he was dismayed! He loved the little spiders for they were God's creatures, but he knew the mother, who had worked so hard to make everything perfect, would not be pleased when she saw what the spiders had done.
With love in his heart and a smile on his lips, the little Christ child reached out and gently touched the spider webs. The spider webs started to sparkle and shine! They had all turned into sparkling, shimmering silver and gold.
According to legend, ever since this happened, people have hung tinsel on their Christmas trees. It has also become a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the Christmas tree.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tonight was a fun and special night! I took the kids and let them pick out flowers and stuffed animals of their choice to go put on their sisters grave. So cute to watch what they wanted to pick out, and Hudson always asks the cutest questions about when we will see her again. After the grave was all decorated we sang a few Christmas carols, it brought tears to my eyes listening to their sweet little voices sing...Then we meet up with the Mill's family for dinner at Arctic Circle it was a perfect ending to a great night...
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
We exchanged names with our little family today, then went shopping to find some special gifts. Had a yummy lunch at Brick Oven and then to the mall to see Santa Clause!! Both of the boys asked Santa for a Dsi xl and Emmie asked for clothes (don't know where that came from).. It was a fun and crazy day!!! Only 21 more days till Christmas...
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tonight's activity was writing letters to Santa... The kids all sat down and wrote their letter of what they wanted and something that they needed (of course with a little help). Then after they were all sealed and stamped we headed up to Macy's to mail them in Santa's mailbox. For every stamped letter put in the mailbox they will donate 1.00 to make a wish foundation, I thought that was pretty neat and awesome to be a part of!!!! Only 23 more days till Christmas...