Monday, January 12, 2009

Major Major Recap!!!

So I think I should be fired from blogging! I'm a whole month behind!!! So Sorry! But I'll have to recap on Christmas, News Years, and all the fun in between. So here we go...

Christmas!!

This was a fun Christmas for us being that the kids are getting older and understanding Christmas a little bit more. We spent Christmas with the Bishop side this year where the whole family was finally together again! Kris has been on his mission and has been the missing link! That will be the Freeman side next year as Justin will be home! I will narrate with pictures because who am I kidding, no one likes to read a lot! The pictures are where its at!Our attempt at a Christmas pageant on Christmas Eve. It was quite chaotic trying to get pictures, but they were good sports!Joseph holding baby Jesus so tendering!! Seriously...this has to be the cutest Angel!!! (I might be a little bias) Did you know Angels had cheeks like those!!When did pant-sing (sp?) start at TWO??? This might be a cruel picture but I thought it was so cute!!
I took mostly video on Christmas morning so I only have a few pictures of the kids and gifts. Santa brought Kaden an awesome fish tank with 9 fish in it!! Everyone of them is named either Nemo or Dory. Unfortunately we've already had 2 fatalities!! :( Santa brought Maddy her first baby doll. She is such a girl and loves them. I think one of her clearest words is "ba-by". They also got an awesome slide from Grammy and Papa Freeman, and a sweet plastic picnic table with bench seats and sand box from Grandma and Grandpa Bishop!! Thanks guys, they love them!!A little Christmas morning love! How sweet!!
Unlike his cousin McKenna who was delighted to recieve clothing, every time Kaden opened up clothes he kept looking for the real gift. He would fling them out like the rest of the tissue paper. Note to self, more toys, less clothes!

New Years

For New Years my parents so graciously rented a cabin up at Big Bear for our whole family to share! It was awesome! We all did some snowboarding or skiing (except for prego Felicity) and traded off watching the kids. It was a blast! The cabin was plenty big to fit our 8 a
dults and 4 kids under 2 years old! Here are some pictures to highlight our tripDaddy took Kaden enjoyed sledding together and Kaden's favorite eating lots of snowballs.Grammy and Papa with their snow bunny. Maddy could barely move in the snow suit. We sat her down and she didn't move!Had to grab a family pic in the beautiful snow!Maddy and Skye, excited to be stuck warm in their suits!Another little snow bunny! Taking a break from sliding down the hill! Playing so hard is hard work!
My little love bug!!Now for the New Years celebration...This was our chocolate fondue party! There was way too much yummy treats to dip including cream puffs, vanilla wafers, prezels, cookies, and more!! We all felt pretty sick afterward!Harmony REALLY enjoyed the chocolate!! (Sorry Harm, had to post it..It was too cute!)Bryce and Eric's celebratory homemade "BOMBS" to ring in the New Year.Happy 2009!! I'm not sure what was up with Bryce's eye?? Maybe a little too excited! :)Umm...not sure what we would look like if we actually drank! Dr. Pepper does the trick I guess!Aren't my parents too cute!! Love to have my dad home! Ok, I don't know if this picture does it justice, but one of the snowboarding/babysitting days, Felicity and I were watching all the kids and Garcey and Kaden sat themselves down in the same chair to watch some "toons" (as Kaden calls them) and munch on some Doritos. Hey they were on vaca too I guess!! When they were done eating like 3 bowl fulls of chips they were covered in nacho cheese and Kaden looked at me and said "Mom, spicy" "Do you want a drink buddy" "OKAY!" I then realized they were eating spicy nacho Doritos. Gracey, the stomach of steel was not phased a bit!! This is SUCH a fun age! They are so cute and the best of friends!!!

Well, you made it!! I'm getting closer to being caught up!! Thanks for enduring the LONG post! Life is good! My new years resolution was to really acknowledge and appreciate how blessed I am with an amazing husband, the sweetest children, and awesome family and friends who are such a great support. I plan on trying to focus more on my everyday blessings as I wake up to two beautiful and healthy children and a loving, hardworking husband every morning. Happy New Years!!

4 comments:

the murdocks said...

Yea!! Love all your pictures! So nice to be caught up with you guys. OK...I love the first picture of Maddy...the close up one, she looks so cute. And also the doritos one. I love how he just endures eating 3 bowls of spicy nachos. Coop would totally sacrifice too for junk food. Your kids are getting so big...it's so fun to see them at an age where they can play together.

Ok...so I hear you are coming up soon??!?! If so...can we please get together. We'll just have to bombard the wallace household every day :)

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The Lehnick Family said...

What fun! So glad to catch up with all the fun festivities! I absolutely love seeing all your pictures! I so wished we lived closer...the kids would love mingling! Glad you are all doing great! Love you guys!

Eric, Harmony, and Skye said...

I totally agree you are way behind on your posts!!!(jk)We had so fun fun great pics and thanks again for babysitting.

steven may said...

I love checking your blog...your kiddies are beautiful-and they're blessed to have such good parents. Take Care-

Jeri