Friday, December 24, 2010


More pictures that are a bit more presentable.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Family Pictures

We went and had our very first official family photos. The kind where you pay someone and go on site and get it done. I'll post some more pictures in a few days. But first let me give you a preview of how most of the photos turned out.
Here is your first clue.......

Did Maggie ruin the pictures or make them better?
I say that she made it the greatest photo shoot ever.
I love every one of them.
They all make me smile and shake my head.
And that's what the photographer gets for saying "smile".

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Family Fun

Something as simple as sugar cookies can make Charlie say, "This is the greatest day of my whole life."
He even remembered the last time we did this in Utah. He was only three years old then. Good memory and also sad that it has taken me that long to do it again. There are no chocolate chips in sugar cookies so I usually don't waste my time.Charlie, Maggie, Jane

Mags got stuck with one single sprinkle and wouldn't let go.

Surprisingly there were still a few red sprinkles left in the shaker.

Good memory making.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bern and Mags

Theirs is a love hate relationship. Maggie loves to share her food with the dog. She loves to give Bernie kisses. She loves to boss her around in a big loud mean voice. Strangely Bernie listens to Mags.
Then there is the size factor. Bernie is big and when she is running fast she can side swipe Mags and knock her to the ground. It happens all of the time. About once a day. Maggie has learned to cling to the wall when Bernie is running up or down the stairs.
Here is a set of pictures for your enjoyment.
Maggie spilled the water.
They both enjoyed the clean up.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baptist Bible School

our neighbors invited charlie and jane to their Baptist Bible School yesterday.
they went for three hours and made crafts, sang songs and learned more about the Savior and his birth.
made some cute "Jesus" necklaces.

fancy Christmas ornaments.

okay so the date is wrong.

they must have had a lot of extra programs from last year.

this is one of many beautiful crucifixes that they made and brought home.

jane had a blast and charlie, well.... he said that his favorite part was recess. sounds like he had as much fun there as he does at our church activities.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Championship Baby

Charlie age 6

Sure he's in the "Ankle Biter" league. That doesn't stop the fact that we won the whole stinkin' division. Oh yeah baby. Check out that trophy. Being that it's Charlies first trophy I think we're in trouble. Any little old trophy won't do in the future. Today I even got an email about what size Championship Ring he wears. ha. ridiculous? absolutely.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Repeat the ReTreat

I'm not crafty.
So when I invited myself to my sisters "crafting, project" getaway my sister was more than a little concerned about what I would be doing with my time. (yes, i'm talking about you tamara.) She even went so far as to bring material and a book for me to sit and make pin cushions.
I prepared myself. Purchased shirts and fabric to make some things for my girls.

A couple of days with no children calling my name.
Sleeping through the night.

Working on projects.

Taking walks.

Reading books.