Sunday, November 29, 2009

Making Memories...

My favorite time of year has arrived, so I put our early Christmas gift to ourselves to good use and snapped a lot of photos and video while we were out getting our Christmas tree. This is the first year that Jaelyn has got anywhere near Santa without crying, so that made for good video:) The girls delivered their handwritten letter to Santa, which was filled with creative spelling. Here's what they asked for, along with the interpretations (every line began with Santa I want....):
~ a keD....a kitty
~a b geb....a Barbie Jeep
~a dog....no explanation needed
~and a picture on the back of the Barbie Glamour Camper


video

Santa with his letter....

Having fun....

Who's the Scrooge in this picture...

We want this one...

Josh showing his skills....

That's better....

Timber....

Cheap labor and a beautiful view of the harbor...

Great family fun....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our Veteran's....

Spent our Veteran's Day thanking our own veteran in our house. Thanks Mike for your years of service! Josh called my grandpa to interview him for a class assignment, as my grandpa served in the Army during WWII. He was thrilled that Josh wanted to know about it, and shared some stories from the time he was stationed in India. I love hearing my grandpa's stories from when he was younger, and I hope my children cherish those stories as much as I do.

In honor of the day, Josh had his Pass and Review this week. He was selected to be the Guide-On for his platoon, which is an honor, and means he gets to carry the flag.




video

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Orphan Sunday!

Today is Orphan Sunday. What are you going to do to help the millions of orphans in the world?

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.