Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Card

It was the simple gift of love that changed the course of the world.

Christmas Blessings to you and yours

Winter Wonderland

Days after our beautiful weekend the weather seemed to has been non-stop rain/snow/slush whatever...  Here's an afternoon of us enjoying a quick trip up the Rim.

Here's the Fearless Polar Bear (that's what he named himself anyway)


It really was a perfect afternoon to escape all the cares and busy December days.  I'm so grateful for these kinds of days.  

Copper Canyon

The weekend of Thanksgiving was really our last of the perfect fall weather.  I'm so glad we got to enjoy it.  We spent that Saturday hiking.  John and I took the boys up Copper Canyon to see the water falls.  So beautiful...

I didn't get pictures of the waterfalls because I was too busy saving lives....this was our trial run for the Grand Canyon (ya, I know, it doesn't EVEN compare), and I have decided we are definitely NOT ready for it.  A couple more years...


I seriously have no idea how or why my boys enjoy cooking with me.  I guess it's just a blessing because when I was a kid, I had no desire to help mom in the kitchen, except if it were to raid the fridge or eat whatever had ALREADY been cooked. 

I love that they enjoy helping.

Here's us making noodles for our soup.

And enjoying them...


Little man likes to cook too.  I love making cheap toys...made out of extra stuff around the house.
Cardboard, leftover fabric, yarn and felt:

He's getting his hot pizza out of the oven.

And then of course there's clean-up.  Better enjoy their willingness while I can right?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I'm soooo behind on my posting!  I'll explain after I catch up a bit...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We went down to Annell's casa for a quiet (if you call 10 children under the age of 8 quiet... :), relaxing, lazy day.  We ate, looked at Black Friday ad's, ate, chased kids, mostly stopping little boys from throwing rocks in the pool, ate, chased more kids, and ate some of my favorite days of the year I must say.

We love our cousins,

G-Mom and Lane

And pumpkin pie!!  Yes, Nanna's crustless pumpkin pie  is a favorite of the grand kids.

Danny and John sleeping I mean watching Football

 We love having Chewy home from his military stuff...

We missed this guy:
He stayed home, still recovering from his hip replacement....yes, Mr. Basketball had to get his hip replaced.  He's recovering great; we love you Papa!

Hope you all had a safe and gratitude-filled Turkey Day!