Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa Clause is coming to town!

Christmas PJ's are a must on Christmas eve
Writing letters to Santa

Everyone picks the cookie they think he will like most

And hangs their stocking with care

And of course they were good little boys & girls

Benners loves the candy filled stocking
I don't have any pictures from our All You Can Eat Bacon Breakfast but it was delicious...thanks Stanleys it's been a tradition for 3 years now!

Merry Christmas one & all!

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Since it was our very first REAL White Christmas EVER, I couldn't help but burst into song...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten

And children listen

To hear sleighbells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write

May your days be Merry & Bright
(That's Dave & I holding hands if you can't tell...listening to the nativity story)

And may all your Christmas' be WHITE!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh What Do You Do...

in the winter time when there's a foot of snow on the ground?

Well if you lived back East, or in Utah or other such places, life would go on as normal. But here where snow is still magical, mystical and scary to drive in with all the crazies on the road. You:

Have fun breakfasts, and drink lots of cocoa
Craft, and color to your hearts content

Sit back and admire all your beautiful decorations...and then notice your tree is slowly starting to tip forward from being pulled on by Ben & Bella

rearrange the decorations in the house 20 bajillion times a day after Bella goes through & redecorates everything...exhibit A

exhibit B...all nativity personnell must face baby Jesus, even you little sheep

Count how many days are left until Christmas-those would be the doors that are still closed
Watch 1001 videos and learn to dance like a princess

Take crazy pictures of the littles while the bigger ones are out sledding

Take lots of pictures of the winter wonderland....we have icicles...icicles for goodness sake!!

Can you believe how much snow is on the deck? And no, that is not my poorly manicured lawn, that would be the view of the wetland behind our house...

My little santa flag barely sticking out of the snow!!

For those of you who are wondering, yes the girls are still sleeping with their pajamas backwards, but not with spoons under their pillows anymore. And Dave is really hoping for a white Christmas, he has never had one before so we might see him sleep with a spoon under his pillow tomorrow night!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Arctic Blast Continues

We've been wearing our pajamas BACKWARDS and it works! First our house looked like this....

so we played...

and did some sledding with our neighbor friends, had snowball fights & built snowmen with our cousins

And then we heard if you sleep with your pajamas backwards AND put a spoon under your pillow it will snow even more so we did

AND IT our house looks like this:
doesn't it look yummy, just stick your tongue out and taste the snow

Getting ready for a family walk
But first let's do some more sledding

Benners looks a little drunk in this picture, he fell asleep about 2 seconds later
This little one wants to be carried, but mom doesn't want to fall on her can

our little chocolate marshmallow loves the snow

Da Girlies
Da Boys