Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas in the Land of Oz

Christmas. oh what a wonderful day. 
I think i like the holiday season more than the actual day.. although this year it felt different. 
The whole day was simply wonderful. I actually really like Christmas on Sundays cause then I feel like I really spent the day thinking about what it is really about and not just the gifts. 
We like to wake up early in my house. This year I was so surprised to find that the little children let us sleep in until 9! WOAH. what a deal. and I think that is just because we didn't want to wake up until Taeden did. perfection. Now here is the annual sitting on the stairs waiting to go down picture.
Thats right we don't get to go down the stairs until everyone is up including the parents so they can get this lovely photo every year. and then we run.. yes literally run. to the living room. 
(this year it might have been a nice walk for the oldies.)  

we look great in the morning don't you think? 

i love these photos of the kids holding up their pj's. so adorable. 

the after church photo! 

What a great day. It was so nice to be surrounded by family and to see how exciting it was for the little kids. the older you get I think it looses its excitement but with little kids around it brings it all back. I can't wait to have our own little ones waiting for santa to come. We were spoiled this year. I think i may have to show you one of my goodies later on..once I get it back. so stay tuned for that. I also got this beautiful point and shoot camera. What a beauty it is. So much nicer than my old one. I was thrilled. I have taken a few pictures and lots of videos with it. Andrew was happy to get these awesome head phones and a shaver. welcome to adulthood.

How was your christmas? it is hard to go back to reality after a break like that.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Playing with the Browns in O-Town

This is what we did with the Brown Family for two weeks. 
It was great :) 
grandma played with babies. 

partied :) 
ha aka had our shepherds dinner. 
aka where we have bread and cheese and meat and grapes and sit on the floor and read about the shepherds the night Jesus was born. It is a wonderful tradition and I love it. 

played with babies some more and ate that whole thing of cookies.

grandpa played with babies
Funniest moment EVER. or you might of had to be there... 
We are at chinese dinner and I am using my chop sticks and Haizlee says "I want to use those" and so I give them to her but I say "now haizlee those are very hard to use so it might take a little bit" and she perfectly places them into her hand and picks up a piece of chicken and puts it in her mouth. PERFECTLY
I freaked out. I could not believe she just did that! Now I wish I could have gotten a picture or recorded it but this is her trying it again...not as perfectly. But man the first time she did it perfectly, my dad and I were shocked.  

what a cutie! 

We told him to smile and I think he saw his parents leaning in so he leaned. 
I thought it was so funny! He is sooo adorable! 

ohh cameron. being...well a teenage boy 

We like to take pictures while we are at dinner. 

Do not fear these are not all the pictures I have. This is just the beginning! of many. 
I had to break the posts up into categories so this is the...rando one. Not christmas or swimming but everything in between. like food :) 
We like to eat especially when we live in Rexburg Idaho and you are missing out on all of these lovely places to get fat :) so fatter we got! 
Those two weeks were loud. very loud. but ohhh so FUN. 
We got Sheridan's like every other day because it is the greatest thing ever. 
We also tried to go to a KU game but it was sold out. grrrrr
Next time we will plan in advance! 
We had a great great time. Family is wonderful and I do not know what I would do without them. It is hard having them so far away. But that is why we have wonderful technology. to communicate. all of the time. AWESOME. 
Now stay tuned for a few more posts of the wonderful times in Kansas. 
Hope everyone is staying warm and toasty in this cold weather.