Our year is ending with SNOW.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
One of my favorites from Christmas. This is the gift Michael gave to Benjamin (family gift exchange)... a poster sized map of Middle Earth. In color. Complete with labels, the poem, and many other really cool details. I need to take a closeup sometime. I love my kids.
Monday, December 24, 2012
One of these things is not like the others...
My mother in law gives us a bear every year! Yes, starting with the first year we were married (which also was Michael's first Christmas... ) So we have 17 bears, plus an extra for one of the years Tom worked for Walmart and we got one from there. Jules just fit in perfectly...
Mom's birthday cake! CAKE!!!! Don't know what it is but I WANT SOME! :)
(we celebrated a little late, due to other things we were doing like going to the temple and shopping...)
Benjamin's Hobbit Hole... plus the gate at the top of our hill in the backyard, which leads to a VERY large park... that we get extra snow from for our forts, snowmen, and Hobbit-Holes.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Our three year old Liberty! I can't believe she will be leaving Nursery (18 mos to 3 year old class) and moving on to Sunbeams in Primary in just 3 weeks! (Sunbeams are the 3 year old class in our children's classes at church). She is growing so fast!
Liberty got to meet Santa at the Ward Christmas party (after the Primary Nativity where Christopher was a cow... and I had three rowdy shepherds, too...) She liked being able to meet him, but wasn't all about presents... she just wanted to give him a hug.
This is the Nativity by the Kansas City Missouri temple. I love it. I love the simplicity, that Mary is holding baby Jesus, and that Joseph has his arm around Mary.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
And, today we sold our car. Our little miracle car that made it from Texas to Missouri, to Illinois and back a few times as well, when all we bought it for was for the 2 mile commute (on flat terrain) to work and back in Amarillo, TX...
Well, it pays for some of the plumbing fun we've had this month!
Juliana crawled over to her high chair tray (that hadn't been placed back on her high chair) and proceeded to finish her Cheerios (or generic oat circle cereal, lol) Genius baby.