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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keeping Busy

This past weekend, Matt had a "Fantasy Football" End-of-the-Season Party. Quite a few guys showed up to celebrate the past football season. We also had a few women and children in the house full of guys - thanks to Abi and Jen who kept me company. Abi and Brett also brought along their 2 girls (who are very close in age to our girls). It is always great to see them and let the kids play together. Looking forward to more "play dates" in the future!
Then today I decided it was time to get Jill's bangs out of her face. I ended up getting her hair chopped! It was very thin and I guess you have to keep it short in order for it to get thicker (length weighs it down). We will see if it works! Will take some getting used to, though. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fun in the Snow!

The girls and I decided to go outside this afternoon so mommy could shovel the driveway before daddy got home from work. Jill wasn't so sure about the cold wet stuff at first, but by the time we pulled out the sled she was grinning from ear to ear! Lexi did great holding on to her on the sled while I followed them down the driveway. So glad the girls got boots for Christmas from Gra-Nola and Papa Gary! Thanks!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas 2010

I know I am slow at posting this year. Time has just flown by! Christmas is over, the tree is down, and all the new toys have finally found a home. I think I am ready to get back into the groove of every day living (at least until the next holiday). Christmas Eve day was spent at Chris and Chuck's house. We did manage to get our traditional family picture taken in front of their fireplace. After dinner, we came home and let the girls open their gifts from us. They are so spoiled! Then we had to set out cookies, milk and carrots for Santa and his reindeer. Bright and early Christmas morning, Lexi bounded into our room and wanted to know if we had seen Santa. We said we hadn't seen him, but that he probably left the gifts and ran to get to all the other houses in time. We came downstairs to find that Santa had indeed come in the night! The girls loved their gifts from Santa. After lunch at home, we left for G.G. Eileen's house. We got there around 3 pm and opened yet more presents. After dinner at G.G.'s we finally made it to Grandpa Gary's house. The kids were tucked into bed and then the adults opened their gifts. That was a GREAT idea! Then, after church and lunch on Sunday we let the kids open their gifts. They all had so much fun and loved their gifts... thanks everyone! The next weekend (New Year's Day) we set out once again for Grandpa Gary's house for the Ginter Christmas. Good to see everyone there! Enjoy the pictures!!
Our Christmas

Saris Christmas

Thomas Christmas

Ginter Christmas

New Year's Day