Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day!


Our favorite things!


Christmas Eve


Daddy naps and the girls decorate him.


The cookies are made.


The angels have nice racks.
( DAVID)


Hooray and Joy are ready for church...


...and so are the girls.


The stockings are hung!


And of course goodies for Santa!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!






Sledding!


MINUS TEN DEGREES!


HARD-CORE kids!




Technicolor Ice Rink!


Gingerbread Houses


Our friend Karen dropped off a dufflebag FULL of gingerbread house making supplies for the kids. 
( Really, it was a dufflebag FULL!)



There was lots of making and lots of candy eating.


Maren's finished masterpiece.




Jude's house


Jonah with house and candy Santa Sled.


Simon ate his way through a bowl.


Maren's gummy bear Santa sled.


Sadie's candy shack.


FUN!

The Dragon's Nest


The kids play in the dragon's nest at the end of our cul-de-sac.
The dragon's nest is a GIANT snow pile left by the snowplows.


JUMP!

Gingerbread Village


"Hey Lady, do you have a nut? I'm a giant nutcracker!"
She actually said this to strangers at the Captain Cook Hotel.


Gingerbread Village


Candy Cane Cookies

 Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies good.

Candy Cane cookie tester!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

President James Madison


One of her three lines in the class play:
"LET'S BOOGIE WITH THE BILL OF RIGHTS!"


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sadie's Prayer

video



Frozen Rose Hip


Back in Action


Almost 12 weeks since ACL surgery, 
Charlie is off leash for 20-30 minutes a day.


He sure is happy about it!

Crafty


Modge-podging


Garland making

Christmas Tree Excursion


Found a little Alaskan spruce on the hillside.


The crew takes a hot cocoa break.




Oh, it's BIG!

Dinner with Friends




Just last week we got together with our "oldest" Alaska friends. 
We've known these families since Maren was 3.
Kids and adults enjoyed the time together.


We are truly blessed to have such good folks in our lives.


Sadie & Jude have a special connection.


The original four.
Friends for 6 years now.












Thursday, December 06, 2012

Christmas Lights


It's getting Christmassy around here!


Sadie got an idea...




Our Maren tree!