The adventures, both educational and maybe not so much, of our family, day in and day out.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
December 31st 2014- A Daily Valencic
Happy New Year!
We love our New Year's party... snacks, family, games, together...
We hope your new year is wonderful! We love you!
December 30th 2014- A Daily Valencic
The three youngest girls with new pajamas. Jules' says "Cookies help me sleep". Haha. She comes over to me and says that, too.
December 29th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 28th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 27th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Awesome puzzle from Sherri- 1000 piece Noah's Ark that even had some humor...we had fun putting it together.
Friday, December 26, 2014
December 26th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Juliana got a new "Brain Cell" plush for Christmas from her Uncle Abram and Aunt Jen. She loves it.
Here's a link where you can see it better...
She insists on bringing it to bed. She loves it and it makes her so so so so happy, she says.
December 25th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 24th 2014- A Daily Valencic
For my fellow Doctor Who fans... (aka Whovians) here are the 13 Tardises from last year's 50th anniversary special... these are our Christmas ornaments for our family from last year (Ginny got one too so we'd have the right number, even if she wasn't born yet...) but Michael just finished making them.
So we have 13 Tardises surrounding our Christmas Tree now.
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, watch some Doctor Who episodes. They're pretty cool.
December 23rd 2014- A Daily Valencic
Tonight's dinner is brought to you by the word FREE. The oldest three were at a Christmas sort of party (where they had pizza) so we decided to use a Free Papa Murphy's punch card, a free Papa John's points, and the Elementary School kiddos' Pizza Hut BookIt Reading Rewards.
So we picked them all up tonight and ate dinner for free.
December 22nd 2014- A Daily Valencic
He sure is excited about sharing Elder Richard G Scott's talk, "Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority" for Family Home Evening.
The talk can be found to watch, listen, or read, here.
December 21st 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 20th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Saturday, December 20, 2014
December 19th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Juliana wearing Benjamin's Mic-O-Say Brave headdress from Scout Camp.
She loves anything Benjamin does.
What is she going to do when he goes on a mission and then to college????
December 18th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 17th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 16th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 15th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 14th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Benjamin playing Carol of the Bells on piano
Benjamin allowed me to video him playing the song he just learned. He's been taking lessons almost all year, and he took beginning piano a few years ago.
I think he sounds great, but that's his mom talking. This is something he's really motivated to learn, and he is definitely progressing!
Enjoy! (and comment, he'll see them.)
Sunday, December 14, 2014
December 13th 2014- A Daily Valencic
We performed "The Many Moods of Christmas" cantata with other members of our stake and friends. 105 volunteer musicians. It was fantastic!
Michael took this picture from the balcony where he watched with Samuel and Emilie. Last year they attended the dress rehearsal and Benjamin and Nathanael went to the performance, so this year they switched. Though Benjamin also got to bring Liberty, Timothy and Christopher, which made it a bit crazier.
Still a great day!
December 12th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 11th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
December 10th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 9th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Michael's not so healthy lunch... haha.
Actually, this was after lunch.
And he IS 18 now, haha.
December 8th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Tonight for Family Home Evening we went and saw Jackson County, Missouri's "Christmas in the Park" lights. There's a whole campground devoted to a Christmas light display and it was a LOT of fun. On the way home we drove by Kansas City's Plaza area (near where Tom works) and their (also famous) Christmas lights.
It was a fun evening!
December 7th 2014- A Daily Valencic
December 6th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Every year (almost) since Tom and I got married and had kids his mom has sent us a Christmas bear. So we have bears with the years 1996 to 2014 on their feet. (we filled in the years she missed). So far, that's 19 bears! So fun!
The kids LOVE them and they are a fun part of our decorations each year. They are well played with...
December 5th 2014- A Daily Valencic
This was at our ward Christmas party.
Nathanael, Samuel and Timothy are in the back row. Nathanael is in the middle in a red shirt, without glasses. Timothy is the shortest one in the back row. Samuel is on the end in the striped black shirt.
Christopher is in the middle row with the black shirt and pacman ghosts. Liberty is in front, but you can only see Liberty's ponytail.
They were singing for us.
We didn't stay long due to sick baby girls, but we were glad we were there!
December 4th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Bluejays in the backyard! with everything dormant for the winter, it's easy to see the bright colors! We also took pictures of a woodpecker.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
December 3rd 2014- A Daily Valencic
Nathanael and one of his favorite books from the library.
It really does kind of look like him, doesn't it?
December 2nd 2014- A Daily Valencic
Ginny is T R O U B L E like all 10 month olds are. She can go anywhere, do anything, and thinks she's hot stuff! Here's she's ready to chase something else after figuring out the child lock (it wasn't locked) on my cabinet that holds all my storage containers and lids.
Who knows how soon she'll be running! We love this tiny little sweetheart.
December 1st 2014- A Daily Valencic
Michael and another birthday card. I love the colors on this one. We love the love from family far away!
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