Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Sammi wore her new Christmas dress to church the Sunday before. We had a fun Christmas party at Grandma & Grandpa Worsley's house where we did the Christmas program, played fun games, exchanged gifts and the kids got new pajamas from Grandma. On my side of the family, all of my sibings were in-town together for the first time in over 2 years. We were able to see my adorable new nephew, Peter, for the first time and the kids performed the Christmas program at my brother's house on Christmas Eve. We got tons of presents and Sammi got a new slide from Santa. And through it all, we remembered the importance of this beautiful holiday: the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And we thought of our dear family and friends who do so much for us and give us the love and support we need. We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

This is a fun tradition that my parents started this year. We all gathered around a couple of weeks ago and make gingerbread houses. It wasn't too hard since we bought the kits to make them and they tell you exactly how to do it-down to the last gumdrop. Aunt Crystal was a pro and whipped her's out before any of us was done. Aunt Val, well she didn't do too hot. Her's looked more like a kid made it instead of an adult. We all teased her about it. Kyle did a pretty good job. Of course Sammi ended up eating the candy and not really helping.

Aunt Crystal and Avery

Aunt Val and Avery

Sammers taking a break

Finished products

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.....

We were so excited for the snow the other day that we decided to bundle Sammi up and take her outside. This was her first time playing in the snow and she loved it! One of the first things she did was dip her head down and lick the snow. We just laughed. She loved sledding and couldn't get enough of it. She did have a struggle walking through the snow and fell down often.

Sammi & Daddy

Sammi waiting for her turn to sled.

Sammi & Mommy

Doesn't she look cute in her snow clothes?