December 31, 2007
December 29, 2007
December 27, 2007
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and has plans for the best New Years ever. I wanted to share some of our great days this Christmas Season. Thanks to all of the friends and family who were part of it in some small way. It isn't Christmas without the love and friendship of all of you.
Our Holiday Season Top 10 List
(not necessarily pictured above)
1. Adam meeting John Curley at Zoo Lights.
2. The furnace getting fixed.
3. 12 Days of Christmas gifts showing up at our home. We loved that!!!
4. Megan learning to really crawl.
5. Not having to cook dinner. Catering is the way to go. (Thanks for all of it, Annalia.) Going to Grandma's house was so perfect for us this year.
6. All of the plates of cookies and goodies that made their way to our house. We loved sharing them with cousins and family.
7. Watching the kids participate in two Nativity Plays.
8. The Stake Christmas Concert- and the Creche display. That was AMAZING.
9. Decorating cookies with friends.
10. FHE with friends, even though I made salt hot chocolate instead of good hot chocolate. That's okay, we fixed it and I am grateful no one held it against me.
December 18, 2007
The story is long but here is the moral. God takes care of us. He knows our needs before we do and all we have to do is ask for help. The furnace guy comes and tells me to expect a bill of about $400. It's Christmas time and I was hoping to spend that money on Christmas. That same day in the mail we receive several Christmas cards, one from a close family member. When I open the card there is a check for Christmas for $400. It's just so amazing. I called him right away, asking how he knew what we needed. He didn't, he just did what he thought he could. I told him I felt a little bad spend that $400 on a furnace when it's meant to be for Christmas. He told my not to let my kids freeze, he would be mad.
If ever you feel alone and desperate, talk to God. He really does care for each and every one of us. What a blessing.
December 8, 2007
Let it SNOW! When you are almost 7 and it's almost your birthday all you want in the world is snow. It's more magical than Santa to this kiddo. It was a fluke, because we don't really get snow often here, but he sure had a good time building his snowman in the dark. I couldn't really tell him not to though because if his dad were here, he would be doing the same thing. Like father, like son.
December 1, 2007
I saw a version of this on Deli Mom's blog and had to copy the idea. What a great gift for a submariner who's deployed. Now if I can just figure out a way to get it to him...
Happy Happy Birthday Husband! Love you and hope you have a great one. You are the center of our world!