Saturday, December 29, 2007

More Christmas Day pictures

Christmas Day

Christmas day was a blast! We opened gifts at my mom's house in the morning then drove to Santa Barbara for brunch and more and more and more presents. We open them one at a time and there are 21 of us or it took about 4 hours. Then we ate a ham dinner. And I forgot to mention that on Christmas Eve our car broke down - a bad battery so we took great grandma's truck to SB. It was a great time! This year advent was big for us- and we really felt like we honored Christ as we taught our girls about Jesus coming to earth every night. So one of my gifts from Tom was the Willow Tree people's nativity set! I was so excited! He gave it to me after we did our last advent time Christmas morning with the girls. We had them tell us what they remembered from the last month. When we asked what the angel said to Mary, Abby said, "Do not be afraid". We are always so amazed at what our children pick up and pray we are planting the beginning seeds of a life of faith in Christ Jesus as Lord. Tonight when Fiona was kissing me goodnight she asked where our calendar went. It took me a few minutes to realize that she meant the Advent Calendar. I explained that the Christmas season was over but that next year we would do it again. But I told here that we would begin family devotions each night instead. She said she would like that! God is so good.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Eve

We had a great Christmas. Here are some pictures of all the fun. We spent Christmas Eve with my mom and 92 year old great grandma! It was a blast. When we told Fiona that we were going to open a few presents she climbed on one to reach another gift. We told her not to do it again but it was so cute we took a picture!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

At the Zoo

Here are pictures of our most recent trip to the Zoo. Yes, we got the car working after it over-heated!

Meeting Sean "Sam Wise " Astin

So the other day on the way to the zoo with the cousins my car over-heated. I pulled into a random parking lot and my sister-in-law saw Sean Astin sitting there drinking hot chocolate. After driving the car across the street to Chevron we realized he is the one actor we would really want to meet. So while Aaron worked on my car we drove back across the street and he was still in the parking lot! He was the nicest man and very kind. Here are the boys with him! We love Lord of the Rings and Sam has always been my favorite character. I also love the movie Rudy! I cry every time I see it!

Advent Singing

Here is a cute video of the girls singing!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

We have been elfed

Thank you Melissa for this fun idea!

Check out our cute family!