Monday, December 28, 2009

I know its been a super long time since I've posted anything....!
So here is the Christmas dress I made for my little girl! I love it! There's little green ribbons with flowers in here hair that match! I love love love how it turned out! I can't wait to do another!
Here's the boys at the Washington DC Temple. We went there last night to see the lights and the Christmas tree display and nativity display in the visitors center.

Aside from Nathan ...... he he he! Even with Nathan it's a great picture!
I love this picture!!!
And this is all of us who went!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

coconuts and cookies!

Last weekend while grocery shopping with me, Hunter was thrilled and excited to find a real live coconut! Of course we had to buy it, and this past Saturday morning we broke out our hammers and nails!

In the cup is some of the coconut milk -- which I think tastes really bad! No one liked it, and we were all very glad that we weren't stranded on a desert island!

That evening was our ward Christmas Party, so I baked up a storm, and we had a great time! The kids were a part of the Nativity Scene, and Ben performed with the Young Men a jazzed up arrangement of Oh Come All Ye Faithful!
I had to take this shot this past week of my three boys - with imaginations going wild - all playing legos together!
And this is me! Gary wanted to take a picture on the camera and this is what came out of it! Not too bad!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wonderful weekend!

New Christmas outfits.
Ready to put up the tree! Someday when we have Christmas at our own house, we'll get a real tree, but until then... we'll save some money and use this one! It really is beautiful.

Ben and Papa working hard together.

Everyone helping.

Ready!!!! I love sitting at night by the lighted tree with a good book! The other night I had Christmas music playing, and children were in bed, and I read the new Ensign magazine that had come. All by the light of the tree. It was heavenly!

Monday, December 7, 2009

St. Nicholas Night!!!

Here's our boots out on the doorstep ready and waiting!
The boys were very excited! They took turns helping each other check on the boots through the front window. Yes... we all still believe around here! It's great!

Finally he came!!! Gary got little wooden cars and trucks and such with some reeses pb cups.

Felicity received a little doll and a Christmas headband.

The big boys got a hat and glove set, chapstick and a little lego set. They were so amazed at how well St Nick did. And kept praising him all night for how he just knows everything! (Thanks, boys!)
Oh, and each one of them got an ornament for the tree. St. Nick gives them an ornament every year.
P.S. This was the very first year that "I've" been St. Nick. It was really fun!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving Vacation in MA

We helped fill the newly built woodshed with wood for the winter.
The boys each got turns driving the tractor. With the bucket full of kids and full of wood!

Cousins enjoying the woodstove. Later we roasted marshmallows and had smores!

My four playing happily!



He's had these crazy sideburns for a couple months now, and just loves them! So we keep them, because it's a simple way to make him happy. I must admit, though, that shortly after Thanksgiving they were cut off, and I was happy to see them go! (So was he!)

My favorite things....

One of my very favorite things to do is rearrange my furniture! So with the anticipation of a Christmas Tree.... of course I had to do some rearranging! We'll pick out our tree on Friday after school. I can't wait!

I love our stockings! This will be the first year we use them. From left to right we each have our own color.