Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Over the holidays

It's taken me this long to post Christmas pictures...

We had a lovely Christmas. Christmas Eve we had Daniel's family come over for a big ham and potatoes meal. We played games and read Luke 2. Dan's parents and brother Erik stayed the night so we could have Christmas morning together. It was a lot of fun. I loved watching Marston come down the stairs to see that Santa came. I can't wait for more years to come.

I got to have 2 of my brothers visit. Isaac and Jenn and Adam and Julie came a couple days after Christmas. It was so fun to laugh with them. I miss being around them. It's always an adventure-never a dull moment. We hung out, went into the city, went up to Placerville and just visited. I feel really lucky to have brothers that would take the time and spend the money to visit their sister. 

January 2nd we blessed Hazel. She was a doll. Slept through the whole thing. Daniel gave her a beautiful blessing. I feel blessed to have a worthy priesthood holder as a husband to bless the lives of our children. We had family and friends over after for a little lunch. I loved it! Lots of people and lots of yummy food.
Christmas is over. Decorations are down. Another year has started. My house feels a little cold and empty but it's nice to have a new beginning. 

Christmas morning.

Marston would open one gift, want to play with that one and forget about the rest. It was really cute to watch. 

Sweet baby girl at 7 weeks. 

This is the only proof that I have that my brothers Adam and Isaac and their wives, Julie and Jenn came to visit. We spent the day in San Francisco. Here we are riding the cable cars. 

Marston loved riding the "choo-choo".

Hazel and mama on the day of her blessing. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Gnome

I threw a party in 2006. We played silly games and won prizes. Daniel bought the prizes at the dollar store. My dad won a gnome riding a frog. He left it at our house. We took it and hid it in their house. They found it and hid it in our house. We found it, took it back and hid it. This has been a sneaky battle for the past 4 years. The game continues.