Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Adoption Day

Happy Adoption Day to Raider. So proud of you and thankful you are in our family!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the road again

This year's trip to Lancaster was a little different with grandma in the hospital and all of us praying for a Christmas miracle of new lungs. Even though we didn't get lungs, our wish came true that grandma was able to come home for Christmas (at least for a little while).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Let the Christmases begin

Even though they moved to LA this year, Brian and Nicole were able to join us for our Christmas celebrations with Mom and Dad. Haylie and James were so happy to hang out with their cousins and of course they love Christmas present time.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

We've got Spirit!

Enjoyed watching our nieces this morning in their (new) hometown Christmas parade.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Having so much fun on our Truth in Tinsel daily advent project and story. Loved our ornament for today. (Mary - Day 5). They wish we could do all the crafts at once!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Polar Express

We planned a surprise trip for the kids on the Polar Express train ride. They had no idea where they were going but they were very excited that they could wear their pajamas.

They did a good job trying to re-create the experience with a ticket punch, dancing waiters, hot chocolate and cookies, a drive-by the north pole and Santa giving out bells for the kids to take home.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dear Santa

Last year all Haylie wanted for Christmas was a puppy - I finally cracked for her birthday last month and got her one. Today, Haylie sat on Santa's lap and when he asked her what she wanted, she told him.... "a baby sister." Killing me!