Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve

Here are a few pics from Christmas Eve. We all had fun spending time with family. Mikey, Sammy, and Maddie had so much fun playing together! (Click on the pictures to make them bigger.)
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's a Girl!!

It's a girl for Mike and Laura!!!

Uncle Mike teaching Maddie how to cook!

Dad and Uncle Mike rocking out with Guitar Hero!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Royce, Maddie and I went to the candlelight service at church tonight. It was beautiful! I love all of the candles and praise through the music!
I could not help but to give thanks to Him for Michael and Laura's expected little girl! We can't wait to add another beautiful sweet girl to this family. Maddie is thrilled to say the least! She said she knew the baby would be a girl! I believe her exact words were "no stinky boys!" What a typical 6 year old girl! We look forward to spending the next 2 days with both of our families!

Monday, December 22, 2008

December Dinner Club

We had dips and desserts and the Flora's house. We had a ton of usual! Maddie and Carson had a great time playing together.

The Flora's have welcomed the newest addition to their family!! Welcome baby Carly!! She is beautiful!! I will post some pics of her soon.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ginger has left the building

Maddie woke up 3 times Friday night scared of our elf Ginger. Mom had to call Santa at 2:00 in the morning to tell him not to send Ginger back to our house Saturday morning. Maddie said Ginger could go to another child's house, preferably a girl's house! Maddie decided she did not like Ginger "flying all around our house." Royce agrees that it is a little scary that this little elf is somewhere in your house watching you. :)
I guess we will try this Christmas tradition again next year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

This is the morning after a painful ear infection! Thank you antibiotics!

Maddie woke up to find that Santa sent an elf to her house to watch her before Christmas. She also gets to tell him what she wants for Christmas! He flies back to the North Pole each night. When she wakes up in the morning, he is always in a different spot. She gets to look for him every morning!
Here is a close up of our sweet elf that Maddie named Ginger!
We decided today would be a good day to go and visit Santa.

Here is our sweet angel in her Christmas finest!

Nothing like a Mom taking pictures of her one and only child at Christmas time in the middle of Nordstrom!
Her is that same sweet angel after the first attempt to take her picture with Santa! Last year was the first year that Maddie has been scared to take her picture with Jolly Old Saint Nick!
Here is the final product! Beautiful, don't you think? She was trying so hard to smile, but was crying at the same time! She did not want to talk to Santa, but she did give him a big hug! She decided she could just tell her elf Ginger what she wanted for Christmas.
After the picture with Santa...happy again!
On the way home, after the big adventure with Santa!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turkey Day

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Congratulations Corrie!

Saturday we had a wonderful baby shower for Corrie and Carly! (Maybe Corrie will email me some pics from the shower so I can post them on the blog!) We are so excited for Carly's arrival in December! Congratulations Corrie, Chad, and big brother Carson!
All this baby stuff makes me think of my baby that will be 6 years old next week!! Where did the time go?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I know it is still Wednesday, but it is never to early to be thankful!
1. My precious, funny, and so wonderful husband who loves me and makes me laugh everyday!
2. My caring mother. She has always has and continues to put everyone else's needs above her own! We are all blessed to have her in our lives! We talk and laugh daily!
3. My beautiful and inspiring daughter! I love to talk with her. She is growing into a beautiful, smart, and loving person who cares so much for others!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Duh Mom-

Autumn is another word for Fall!

Sorry about the pictures! I am obviously not a professional photographer-which is why my sweet girl is facing the sun!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It was no NKOTB concert but...

the jewelry party was fun girls! Thanks for coming!