Saturday, December 27, 2014


Phoebe was an angel in the Christmas Eve service at church. 

She's practicing the sign language for the song they signed.

 We came home from Christmas Eve service, snacked a little, and listened to Phillip read a story.

 Mimi in the kitchen cooking for us.

Christmas morning, Harrison is putting together his Millennium Falcon Lego set. This is the first year in a long time that Jonathan did not get Legos and I think this is the first time Harrison has ever gotten Legos.

 Phillip made Jonathan a drawing board and we got him drawing utensils and a book on perspective drawing. 

Looking cool. Don't they jest. 

We listened to some good stories from family history, played cards, FaceTimed and called distant family, ate plenty, and enjoyed being with family. 

Mimi and Papa, Uncle John and Aunt Kristy were here this year. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014


We found a new little park hidden away in a neighborhood. It had a short paved trail through a wooded area with a ton of deer roaming around. We saw fawns, does, and bucks. And the kids liked the hike because of all the deer. Always a plus!

Co-op day.

This was a new recipe we tried for Thanksgiving. And they were delicious! Cranberry JalapeƱo Poppers. Recipe here

Harrison was really into the State Puzzles on Thanksgiving. He had Mimi help him with a couple.

Phoebe's into photobombing lately.

H got Dad down on the ground to help with the floor State Puzzle.

The kids like watching some Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving. They watched a good portion of this one on YouTube and then I found out it was last year's parade. Nice.

Writing down what we're thankful for on a table runner to be saved for posterity.

We tried to spend either Thanksgiving or Christmas at Grandma's house with all the cousins while I was growing up. Grandma had a handful of movies that we would choose from and Princess Bride was one of them. So this year we continued the tradition of Princess Bride on Thanksgiving.

A little family backyard campfire.