Sunday, January 30, 2011

January of 2011

January of 2011. Every year we start our New Year with a birthday party for Christi.  This year we also welcomed a new cousin Molly on January 3rd, we moved Patrick and Juliana to their 1st home as a married couple, had a few more slumber parties with Aubrey and Tucker and have had a few Wii bowling matches on Brad's new Wii he got for Christmas.  For New Year's Eve this year, we spent with momma and Daddy.  Yummy chili and chocolate chip cookies and our best Wii bowling match yet.  Surprisingly you would never guess who still holds the lead for the highest score as of March 2011.  That's right momma! The one with absolutely NO athletic ability.  It has given us a fun challenge since no one can seem to beat her yet.
Happy Birthday Christi!

Slumber parties and cousins go hand in hand in our family

Friday, January 28, 2011

To continue to post or not...

A little help need from my fellow blogger friends to a noncomputer person.  I have been trying to update my blog and when I get ready to publish my post or add pictures it says my storage is full and I need to purchase more space.  What am I needing to do? Has anyone else been faced with this problem?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christmas! My favorite holiday! Oh the things I love about it... Most importantly is to reflect on the true reason and meaning of Christmas. The birth of our Savior. What better reason could there be to celebrate and make such a fuss but over the most important and precious birth in the history of mankind. I love the "getting ready" part of Christmas so much. The hustle and bustle, decorating the trees (yes, I did four this year), to hanging stockings and Christmas lights, baking christmas goodies and reading Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies and listening to those good old Christmas hymns, the lights, the sounds the smells...the annual visit to Christmas City, family and all the love and laughter we get to share with family and friends throughout the season. As my Christmas shopping was done by the 1st of November, I was able to relax and really appreciate the season and the true meaning of our celebration. We had a spectacular Christmas this year. Caroline and Carson were both full of laughter and and giggles Christmas morning. Santa brought them each a 4-wheeler, one pink and one blue. Christmas morning as we gathered at out house for Christmas breakfast, as it started to spit snow, outside we went to try out our new toys. The laughter is a sound I hope I can always hear so clearly.
This year for Christmas Eve, tradition changed a little. Instead of gathering at Aunt Cathy's, our family all spent Christmas at momma and daddy's. We had so much fun just relaxing and spending Christmas Eve together. Aubrey and Tucker even showed up in their pj's. Papa and Marsha and Nana were all there and spur of the moment we decided Anne and Sarah just couldn't miss another family Christmas. As the age of face book keeps us all informed of other's lives, I knew how bummed Anne had been over not being home for Christmas so Patrick and I created stick characters out of paper plates and made a video so Anne and Sarah could join us for Christmas. I know CORNY, but we had the best time doing it. Everyone joined in and talked to our paper stick realitives. It really made for some good laughs. Now if i can just manage to get to the postoffice to mail it out. Enjoy some of our favorite Christmas memories.

Christi and Aubrey Christmas Eve

Yummy Christmas sugar cookies

Merry Christmas

Tucker, Caroline and Aubrey always are together.  Where you find one you wll surely find the other

I love that brother and sister bond we share

Patrick and Nana

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning

Carson's favorite gift

Christmas moning Carson can't wait to get outside to ride his new 4-wheeler

Christmas at Granny's

Our family this Chrstmas Eve

Me and Uncle P

Caroline opening her gifts

Patrick helping Sarah stand and momma with Anne

Papa and Anne I think they may have the same smile

Patrick and momma

My and my silly sweet little boy

Brad and I on Christmas Eve

Three generations

Papa and Momma

Papa and Marsha

Christian and me gosh he is not little anymore!

Momma and Christi

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Just a few to finish out 2010

Here are just a few photos to finish out our year of 2010.  From random pictures in front of the Christmas tree all in preparation for those Christmas cards I never got mailed out this year, to Caroline's preschool Christmas program and Maci's birthday party to finish out another wonderful year.
I love their love for one another

Me and my sweet babies taking a pinute for a quick picture on our way to Caroline's Christmas program

Caroline and Brad on our way to Caroline's Christms Program

Can you see Caroline? I think she developed a little stage fright

My sweet happy face

Carson and Brad

Just a few more pictures for Christmas cards

My sweet Caroline

Come on mom! Enough pictures for today!

kay change to mood time for silly pictures

Merry Christmas!

Carson, Papa and Caroline

Maci turn 2! Happy Birthday Maci!
Caroline loves her Uncle P