Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
This like most is my favorite time of year and each year I still feel the same excitement and love for the season. I am looking fore ward to Christmas Eve when Kevin and Robin will be here to celebrate here for the first time. We are planning on making goodies all day, cutting out snowflakes, playing chimes, reading and acting out the nativity, having yummy food, and then kids to bed so they can wake early and happy for the rest of the day.
Christmas day is full of traditions. We will wake and no one will be allowed to go downstairs until everyone is together and we are able to give a prayer of thanks. Then from youngest to oldest (this year that will be Kevin) we will march down the stairs to see what Santa brought. After a couple hours of that play we will have Swedish Pancakes for breakfast adorned with Marion berries and homemade whipped cream. After clean-up it will be present time. We open presents one by one, taking breaks whenever requested by the kids to play with the toy in hand or try on what ever outfit they received. This goes well into the afternoon because no one is in a rush. We laugh and have Christmas music playing, the fireplace is glowing but nothing is as warm as our hearts. After the gifts are opened we will prepare for a sleepover at Grandma's. I think I will let each kid choose one gift to take with them and I will try no to forget the camera. At my mom's we will have a Christmas feast where everyone eats too much and leaves the table moving just a bit slower but completely satisfied.
It is a wonderful time of year. I hope your holiday is as good as ours and full of peace.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
It was romantic, relaxing, fun, exhausting, crazy, surprising, and I had a really good time. If you are considering trying a cruise, I would say go for it! We had a blast. We are already planning on going again next year. : ) Enough talk, picture time.
Landon and Jacey are not only our family, but some of our best friends. I hope they know how much they mean to us. It wouldn't have been the same trip with out them.We played mini golf almost every day on the boat. This day Gentry and Taylor played in a competition and Gentry won. You go boy.Dinner was always good with lots of choices and great presentation.
Our boat, The Spirit, had a water slide on board. Here is Landon after yelling like a girl all the way down. It was so funny.Here we are watching Karaoke.Acapulco was our first stop. Landon, Jacey, Taylor, Gentry and I went parasailing. One of these guys told me my favorite line, “You beautiful eyes” Jacey rocked it.Beautiful surroundings.Kara and Greg are the cutest couple. Newlyweds in love, here at the waterfall.Everything was fun, even taxi rides. This one we all piled in and then a man who was “iinterpreting” for us jumped in too. We asked the driver to put on some music and a party erupted!
That evening, we watched AMAZING cliff divers. Afterwards, Jacey and I took pictures with them.
Our next stop was in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. We were welcomed by these guys.No, No it was really nice.We went to a little island and snorkeled, loved up baby turtles, had some yummy food and hung with friends.Then we spent the rest of our time “in town”. I was missing my kids so I spent some time checking out the local children. This boy is Courts age.In Manzanillo we were at the beach for the whole day. Boogie Boarding was so fun!!!
On the boat we did lots of fun stuff my favorites were ping pong and a coin dive.Gentry rocked it! We walked away with $60.00 in one dollar coins. The whole thing was so fun to watch. We had a great time on our trip and we didn’t even need these.