Sunday, January 17, 2010

love those blogs

I just have to say how much I love having time to check blogs, e mails and face book and that there is such a thing. I know there are a lot of other really important things I need to be doing but I just feel better when I check in on the blogs. I wish they would have been around when our children were little so I could have been able to post photos to share with my parents who were so far away. We had the occasional phone call (and by the way, long distance was expensive then) and a family letter that eventually made it around to all my brothers and sisters homes to keep us updated, that was about it.

It brought me tons of joy just now to see the smiling faces of our children and grandchildren as well as all the great photos and news from friends and family. Keep posting because I love it!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another wonderful Christmas!

Caleb with his new guitar...adorable.
Beautiful Carly Ranee came for a short but very sweet visit.

Jenni trying out my gift from Bruce, a Cricket! I'm so excited.Michael LOVED his new bananagram game, we also played a lot of Scrabble, Scrabble Slam, and other games.

Kellen and Caleb were so much fun to watch and play with. We went to the Chipmunk movie and they were glued to it the entire time.

Jenni makes the best gingerbread cookies and Michael was very creative in his designs, I especially liked the prison mate outfit.

It feels like December goes by quicker than any other month. First you are consumed with preparing for Christmas and then the actual Holidays just fly by, it feels like it didn't really happen. We had a wonderful time and are so grateful for the time with family and friends. We loved the concerts, food, parties and all the activities that make December so special. We loved being in contact with all our family and friends, thank you all so much for the gifts, phone calls, cards and your love.
Emily was a good sport and went with us to the Ugly Sweater party, I think Dad should have won.
Zoo Lights at the Portland Zoo, thanks to Connie and Marc! Freezing cold but awesome.