Friday, December 30, 2011

No Snow? Let's go hiking!

It was in the 50's so we decided to go up the mountain by our house. Linc loves hiking mainly bc he loves throwing rocks down the mountain to "get the mean animals". I am grateful for all the days we can get before the snow and cold trap us indoors.....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Good Friends, Cousins and Dinosaurs

We got to spend some time with Smith cousins at "Jump on it". We had so much fun flipping jumping and going crazy!

Sus was in town so we met up with her at the Dinosaur museum. It was great to hang out with her and her kids. I feel so close to her even though we don't see each other very often.
Lincoln could play in that sand and water for many many hours. He LOVED that place.

Sus came over later that week and we took the kids swimming at the rec center. Later that night we tried to catch Julie in Clinton and ended up seeing her for 10 minutes at her house. I love being with my girls! We then went to dinner and talked for hours.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Christmas Eve was celebrated in the day so that families could do their own thing at night. We went to Gma's and had waffles, played burn the house down and acted out the nativity.

Lincoln fell asleep during the nativity. I loved having him snuggle, those days are few!

We had a nice evening just our little family. We watched Joy to the world, read a Christmas story and had a yummy dinner. Daddy made ribs and mashed potatoes and some bubbly! The kids opened their PJ's and Batman was in full gear the rest of the night.

We told the kids they couldn't wake us up until 7am and we put a sheet over the door so they couldn't peek. I woke up at 6 and was so excited (and I remembered I forgot something).

Cami, the event planner was here for a few days. We had Cafe Rio, went to movies hung out at Gma's and went bowling.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Week of 12/17

We had to go see Santa, thanks to Dick's we didn't have to go far.

Hayley did a wonderful job at her piano recital. She loves Julia, her teacher and she's learning to love piano.

Lincoln sang with his preschool class at a care center. He loves Miss Staci and tells me often that he thinks she is pretty.

We went to Sizzler this week and Lincoln fell asleep in the car so we had a quiet dinner while he took a nap.

Monday, December 12, 2011

G-Bread Houses

We don't just do houses. We had a train, an igloo, an Ewok Village, a sled hill and all around candy mayhem.

Everyone is so focused on the project at hand. Lincoln is just trying to get as much candy as he can in his hand.

Some happy times...........

And some sad times. Brooke's house came crashing down and she was very upset.

Until Uncle Logan saved the day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Great Tree Disaster

12/1/2011 Over 100 mph winds came through our part of the state and took down many trees and power lines. This is our neighbors tree that fell across our driveway. We are so grateful it did not land on our house. We were without power for 2 days so we headed to Gma's. As we walked in Greg says, "Well I'm happy to announce our emergency plan works very well, we got here just fine!"