Dec 15, 2008

Snow Snow Snow

We got to go play in the snow this weekend. We went to my dad's house for a quick visit and hit some snow coming home. We stopped to play by Blue Ridge Lodge on the Mogollon Rim.

This was the storm we were headed to going to Winslow. We did get a little blizzard but it was way dark to stop and play.
I think this is Ella's angel

This must be Chayanne's angel.

Dan and Nathaniel.Nathaniel was mad because he got cold and started running the opposite way of the van. Dan finally got him and we left.

Me and my girls with Nathaniel crying in the back.

I think the little kids got cold while in the snow!!! Oh well they forgot about the coldness and want to go back. I think I better buy some gloves.

Family Traditions

I remember growing up, every Christmas eve my brother and I got to open one present. It had to always be the one from my Grandpa and Grandma Carlisle. Since they lived in Payson Utah it was always exciting to see their gifts all wrapped so nicely.We got such warm cozy pajamas. I think my grandma made them in the beginning. They were always so warm. There was although one year that we didn't get our warm pj's. I was eight years old. My grand parents bought me my first set of scriptures. They were brown and had my name on them. Not only did I get new scriptures my grandma made my a carrying case that matched. That also had my name on it. I am so grateful for my grandparents. My grandpa isn't like he use to be. Getting up there in age, but he will always be my best grandpa. Love ya Gramps.
Anyway, we have kind of started that with our family. My husbands family all get together on Christmas eve and exchanged gifts for all the nieces and nephews. And than we adults all get one gift from our Secret Santa that we picked on Thanksgiving night.That always seems a lot of fun. This year we are going to my dad's house in Winslow AZ and spend it with him. Hopefully my brother and his family make it up too.
What traditions do you have as a family? Please share. It great to see what others do to celebrate Christmas.

Dec 10, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

I know these aren't the best pictures. I didn't realize the black and white setting was on.Oh well!!! We had fun. This was at a Primary Activity last Saturday. The kids ate breakfast and than Santa came. We made ornaments for the tree and enjoyed a few hours with friends.

Ella was first in line. I told her to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas. She looked at him and than told me that he didn't have any hair.

Nathaniel was shy at first. Than one of his Sunbeam friend went before him and he got the courage to go sit on Santa's lap

For some reason Lea needed her friends to pose with her. All she wanted was a candy cane.

Chayanne also needed a buddy to pose with.

Lea finally noticed that the setting was on black and white and changed it for me. What would I do without my savvy daughter.

Elijah's Hair Cut

The only time his hair laid down was when it was wet.
Elijah after his hair cut

Big brother and Daddy also cut their hair

Dec 9, 2008

Isabella's Hip Hop Video

Isabella has only seen this video a few times. I had told Dan that she dances really well to this video. I keep telling her to shake her booty and to shake her hand. I think we have ourselves a little dancer in the making.

Dec 5, 2008


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