Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Playing in Pagosa....

during Christmas break -- Oh, what fun. With sledding right outside the back door and snow to our knees, we play until we're frozen solid, warm up inside with a cup of hot chocolate and new clothes, then outside again for tubing and "4-wheelering" (what Addy call 4-wheeling) .

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Sunday...

is always the best when we are visiting Grandpa J's ward to listen to the most beautiful and elaborate Christmas program -- I love it even more when Dad is the narrator. This year we stayed home (we are planning on a New Year's visit instead) and enjoyed the simplicity of getting dressed at home and going to our home ward. The program was simple yet sweet and I enjoyed singing in a special choir number. We were also grateful to have Harrison with us (even if he would not wear a vest to match the boys -- he, he!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas to you!!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the love and joy during this holiday season.

We LOVE Santa....

and we loved going to the North Pole Experience this weekend. The kids were giggly, giddy, full of enthusiasm and all aglow during our portal experience that took us up to the North Pole. Filling our tummies with a Holiday smorgasbord of salmon, turkey, ham, roast beef and Yummy sugar cookies with elf stew (hot cocoa) then busily helping the elf's' make toys for girls and boys while caroling-caroling-as-we-went made for a Santa night to remember. We even brought our friends along (Tara and her two little gals) so share in all our fun.

Mrs. Clause Rocks!

Shining stars of Elf school :-)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Finally a freezing family smile...

was captured for our Holiday cards. Living up north with limited shopping has delayed our family Christmas pictures so despite the freezing cold (my lens was fogging over making for blurry pictures) and over a foot of snow (keeping our tootsies wet), we donned our garb (without our warm coats and mittens) and took some really fast pictures (bribing the kids that if they smiled for just one more second we would get some ice cream -- it is never too cold for ice cream). Not my best but still lots of fun. I am pumped that I was able to get one on one shots with my kids.