Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

We Made cookies and decorate them several times this year. The kids both ate the frosting and sprinkles off the cookie and then didn't eat the cookie. They know what's good.

Christmas Eve with the Sautters. We had dinner and opened our pajamas and slippers. Margie with Tinkerbelle, Emma with High School Musical, Jakey as superman and Aiden as lightning Mcqueen.

What a great Christmas! We had so much fun watching the kids open presents, and opening a few of our own. One of the best parts was putting out cookies and a carrot for santa and the reindeer. That was the first thing Margie looked for whe she got up in the morning. She was so excited about the fact that Santa had really come because those cookies were gone!

December 26 the weather was so nice we went for a walk and played at the park. I think the official temp. was about 70! It was a little windy, but died down by the evening so we sent the kids out to play. Sidewalk chalk, swings and slides outside with no coat on Dec.26. What is this Arizona? We didn't complain, but we would have loved to see a white christmas. I guess we'll have to visit Grandma to see that!

Friday, December 19, 2008


So I am posting the 6th picture in my 6th picture folder and tagging 5 friends. This is Margie at just a few weeks old. She had a hard time with night and day and so did I. So she slept a lot in her swing which seemed the only thing that would get her to sleep in the day sometimes. It was a really old hand-me-down swing that didn't really recline so there was a pile of blankets in there to make her comfortable.
I tag: Kim (since I just found out about your blog), Eliza and Emma (my sisters), Debbie, (sister in law) and Christine. Hope to see it posted soon.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

We gave our kids the Little People Nativity set for Christmas this year using it in an object lesson for FHE about Christmas and telling the story to them so they can learn about Jesus' birth and the events that took place. Margie has been having a lot of fun playing with them and we've found all sorts of people and animals gathered around Baby Jesus. This one so far is the best. There's the minivan full of Mary Joseph and the shepherds (With Baby Jesus and the angel in the back). The police car with the pilgrims in it, the fire truck with another pilgrim and one Indian and the Barbie carriage with some more people and animals. She had them all lined up going to the stable and I had to come and see all her people on their trip. She was very proud of it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hey everyone... make sure you scroll all the way down and look at the Halloween pics that are new also. I posted Halloween and Thanksgiving on the same day. I know, I'm a little slow, but better late than never.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We made Gingerbread houses with Grandma and Auntie Em

Ate lots of Chocolate pie with Dad.
Played with cousin Ethan (till he got sick with RSV.. We love you sweet boy- get better soon!)
Caught Grandma drinking prune juice directly from the fridge!!
Jakey got a hair cut!

Had some semi-successful family pictures done!..
But most of all.... Had a yummy Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanks Grandma for making a delicious turkey!
This is for all the Martins out there... your goosey brother and his goosey boy.

Happy Halloween



Hope you all had a fun Halloween