Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Fun

We had a great Christmas. The kids are at such a fun age. It was so awesome waking up and seeing their excitement. Even Ez kept saying, "oooooooooh" with a really excited look. Ez got lots of cars, trucks, and all things boy and Bella got a walking puppy, a digital camera, and all things girl. We went over to friends houses for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners so that we wouldn't be alone this year. Now Blaine is working, working, working, and I am packing, cleaning, and organizing getting ready for the big we come!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

These Kids Make Me Laugh

Christmas Caroling

Last night a bunch of us went Christmas caroling together. It was so fun to sing Christmas songs and to brighten random people's evenings. I finally felt like I was feeling the Christmas spirit strong as we walked (and froze) and sang. We bundled the kids up really well and I packed Ez in the hot sling and carried him. He was asleep within a few minutes. Afterwards, we went back and ate cookies and drank hot chocolate and then Santa even stopped by to scare (oh, I mean to visit) all the little girls and boys. I forgot my camera so thank you to Amy and Greg for capturing the moment for my family. I hope to make this a yearly Christmas tradition!

California Weekend

We took a quick trip to California to go to our nephew, Pehrson's wedding. It was good to be home. We were able to visit a few friends and family in Camarillo and my aunt in Huntington Beach in addition to all of the wedding activities.

At Pehrson's and Kate's lunchean.

At the Mission Viejo lake where the lunchean was held.

It was so awesome to be back at the San Diego Temple. We hadn't been there since the day we were married 7 1/2 years ago so it was so great to be there again, to reminisce, and especially to be there with our kids.

We are so glad that Kate is now a part of the family!

The weather was in the teens when we got back to Colorado. But, at least we got to escape it for a few days. I have to admit, I am excited for a white Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Visit with Santa

Yesterday we went to Boulder to see Santa on Pearl Street. Much to our surprise, Santa did not have dreadlocks and was not wearing tied dye. Hmmm, I thought this was Boulder. Anyway, neither one of the kids wanted to get near jolly old Saint Nick unless they were in our arms so we got a family picture with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Afterwards we enjoyed a treat at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. You can tell by the picture of Bella how much she liked it...eyes closed, food particles on her that is some blissful eating. Then we listened to holiday music from the CU band and Ez worked off calories that he didn't consume by pushing around his stroller. He loves walking with a "walker". The weather was almost 60 degrees yesterday...apparently the warm before the storm as last night it snowed all night and last I checked, it was 2 degrees outside.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oh, to be just a little bit taller!!!

Ez is such a little monkey and he is convinced that all of the good stuff is up high. He's probably right!

The Wonder of Christmas

Both of the kids love looking at and touching the Christmas tree. We put up all of our Christmas decorations one day while Ez was taking a nap. When he woke up, he went around the house pointing at and squealing with delight at all of the decorations.

Blaine and Bella had fun making Christmas sugar cookies the other night. Yum!

I just love the excitement that is in the air at Christmastime. It is especially fun to experience it with children.