Friday, December 30, 2011


This Christmas was fantastic.  Anita and Caleb (my MIL and nephew) came down for the holiday and it was a lovely visit and celebration.

Christmas Eve Night - New jammies!

After Anita and I stayed up til nearly midnight wrapping all these gifts! 

Caleb, excited for things to start! 

Jeremiah was so excited!

Sarah was excited too!

We started by reading the Christmas story.

And opening baby Jesus. 

The kids put our two baby Jesus' in their places 

Then, it was gift time! 

Jeremiah was absolutely spoiled! 

So was Sarah. 

Jeremiah was thrilled to open this - a Buzz Lightyear!

Sarah loved all her gifts, too. 

Caleb had a great Christmas :) 

Shawn surprised me with a cookbook from "America's Test Kitchen." (I also got a laptop - who hoo!)

Shawn got a blanket, some grilling stuff, cologne, and "Insanity" - a workout program.  

I cooked my first ever turkey and made mashed potatoes, gravy. cranberry sauce, and baked beans!

We even had a kids table!  *toast*

After dinner, a dance party! 

Hope your Christmas was beautiful and merry - Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Grandpa Dan!

Grandpa Dan came to visit - he hasn't seen Sarah since last year (when it was freezing and Sarah had pneumonia), and this year was much, much more fun!

Jeremiah and Sarah were so happy to see him!  They loved playing with him - Jeremiah couldn't wait to beat him up.  

 Sarah had to sit by/next to him the whole time.  When he arrived at the airport, she ran into his arms and yelled: "Grandpa Dan!!" 
We visited the Farm at South Mountain (of course!) 

 Tumbleweed park... 
Grandpa Dan gave a lot of shoulder rides.   

 Grandpa's an engineer, so he printed off some designs of machines he's created.  Jeremiah is extremely interested in any type of machinery, so they spent time time discussing what each machine did. 
We went to the Railroad park for the Christmas Lights  

 And had fun just hanging out! 
We love you Grandpa Dan!  Thanks for coming to visit!