Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We didn't get cards out this year, so sorry, we are alive and happy. The kids were very spoiled this morning.

Tad is still in school. He had a good year studying and feels like he is getting close to graduating from GaTech in 2009. We hope. He is busy with the bishopric, school and playing with the kids when he is at home.

WD is busy working fulltime at Coke, taking care of the boys, supporting her husband, planning all the ward activities, and ran 2 half marathons this year. She also took a guitar class and loves it, though has little time to play.

SM is growing so big. He is full of energy and always saying things that make us laugh. He loves to help in the kitchen and loves preschool.

GJ had a rough year with being the younger brother, breaking his leg and finally learning how to walk. He has made so much progress in the last few weeks. He has really gone from a baby to a toddler. He loves to say "no, no, no!" He is talking more and more and sure loves his mom.

We love being able to blog and keep up on so many others who do the same that are so far away. Have a wonderful holiday, and remember why we have it! We are so grateful for the Saviour.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Finally Walking

Its been a rough year for GJ. He just hit 18 months and he finally has enough courage to take some steps by himself. He is still pretty timid and slow, but for us its major progress and we can officially say he walks!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

I can't say that they taste good, but it was nice to have all the stuff in one box and not have to buy tons of candy. A very easy family night.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ward Party

The Ward party came and went this year. I am glad I have a lot of designated unassigned unofficial members of my committee that do a ton of the work. It was a lot of fun and there was plenty of meat!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Best Angel Ever

Isn't she beautiful?
My tree top has sat empty. We have had our own tree every years since I have been married (this is year 6) and I haven't found the perfect tree topper. Well I had, its these angels my mom used to make by the dozens when we were little, but some how when we grew up, I think only one sister ended up with one. Well this is finally my year. I begged my mother ( have for years though). She finally said she would make me one. She could not find a lot of the supplied and had to order, so we just got it today, but it was worth the wait. She is perfect. Thanks Nana.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Matt got some vouchers from Turner, so last night we loaded up the whole family and headed to the Thrashers game against the Rangers. It was a great game, we only lost in overtime.

GJ has never been a big dancer, but whenever the music came on last night, he would really get into into it (with his stone cold face) and it was so cute. SM's favorite part was when the Thrashers scored, they had these birds at the top that blew fire. It was cool.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday again?

SM's cheek had a run in with the wall in nursery. Don't ask me why the walls are made of a material coarser than sandpaper.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Tree

Our friends go to this great farm up north, so the day after Thanksgiving, we loaded up to find our tree. We had narrowed it down to two and SM finally picked. I am glad, it barely fits in the house, goes right up to the ceiling! Here it is with the whole fam. Hauling it off to wrap it up and tie it to the van. I found out my camera can do some cool color stuff. SM not cooperating as usual. This didn't go over very well with either kid.The tractor and hayrides were at least a success. We took so long having lunch and getting home we had to take the bottom off again. I found out Peanut Butter is great for getting SAP off my hands. It is truly a magically wonderful food.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rock On

We had a jam session a while ago and I am finally getting around to putting pictures up. We love Rockband! Come over if you want to play, we only have it for 2 more weeks!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Half Marathon photos

Can you just feel how cold I was? Matt is right to the side of me, I have no idea where Carlton was at this point. Anyone can run. You should try it.