Thursday, January 5, 2012


It's hard to believe Christmas has come and gone again!  We had fun with family in town, and the kids have loved seeing their cousins and staying up late.
 We went to the temple lights one night, after eating at Pete's fish and chips, of course!
 Blake in front of the nativity
 Brynlee taking a closer look
 Christmas Eve was spent celebrating cousin Canaya's birthday, watching Scrooge, and receiving our Christmas pajamas from the elves.

 cousins showing off their new pajamas
  the kids waiting at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning

examining stocking contents

 Look what Santa brought!

 Notice the cast- Blake broke his finger at P.E. and had to wear a cast for about 3 weeks.  He did all his school work with his left hand, and did really well.
 I got a cute beach cruiser!  I'm very excited about this!
 After presents at our house and church, we headed over to Grandma and PaPa's.  One of the gifts was an announcement that Richard and Erica are having another baby!

 Blake and PaPa playing a Jingle Bells duet!
Marinne playing Pachelbel's Canon in D

I love Christmas time, but I also love the start of a new year!  I'm ready to begin working on some new goals, like improved personal scripture study and getting in shape!