Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas In CA

 When someone asks us what we do for Christmas, every year it's the same. We go down to CA  to spend time with our Mom's family. This year Mare went down early for her 16th B-day, to help Grandma and go to Disneyland. Then the rest of us showed up a week later. We had the nicest weather Ever!!! It was Great. Usually we have snow over the passes, but this year we had No snow at all, not even on the side of the road. On Christmas day it was 72o!!! It was wonderful! We all had a Great time playing, spending time, and seeing our cousins. We took walks almost everyday. Here is a picture of one of our walks. ;) (Pictures taken by Tina)

The harbor was so beautiful.

                                 We walked the pier. We haven't done that since I can remember.

                                               This is Princess my aunts dog.(or one of them)

This is Grandpa with his first Great-grandchild.                               

                                                     The Great gingerbread House. ;)
                                         The Great gingerbread house being dismantled.

I hope you had a Great Christmas too. Have a Great night.

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Christmas Morning"

Our older brother just came home for Christmas brake. He got home last Thursday and we decided to have Thanksgiving and Christmas on Sat. ;) We had Christmas so early, because Mare (one of our sisters) left early for CA for her 16th B-day. We had Christmas in the morning and Thanksgiving in the afternoon. It was great fun!!! It's Great having Nate home. Here are some pictures of us on "Christmas morning." ;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fall is almost over!!

These last weeks almost all the leaves on the Big trees have fallen off. The leaves here are beautiful!!! I Love fall. But I'm ready for winter. Only 20 more days till Christmas!! It comes soo fast. Our house is getting really busy. One of our sisters leaves for CA in about a week, then we will leave for CA later. Then some of us are in the church choir and we sing on Sunday, then the next Sunday the little kids have a musical. Also our older brother is coming home for Christmas, we haven't seen him in three months!! Were going to have another Thanksgiving dinner when he comes home. Also this year we are having our Christmas early, because Mare will leave for CA early. So we will have Thanksgiving and Christmas in one week!! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

Yes, it's almost been a week and I'm just now posting about it, but at least I have an excellent excuse. :) You see... our mom got sick on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, so all the girls that remained home got to fix all the food for Thanksgiving. We had planed on doing nearly all the food, but not All of it. ;) Also, this year we had 25 people over!! We haven't had that many people over in 15 years. It was immensely enjoyable having all the people over.

Every Thanksgiving for the last couple of years our friends/family have come over after Thanksgiving dinner and have stayed the night. We would all (the kids) wake up early in the morning and set off shopping. Since, they moved down to TX this year, they didn't come. ;( Instead, we had one of our wonderful friends over, to stay up and watch movies till 2 am and then go shopping!! :) We had a amazing time shopping. :P (not) I don't enjoy shopping at all. Although, I did have a fantastic time being with my sisters and our friend. By 6:00am we traveled home and our friend departed to her house and I climbed into bed and shut my eyes. I slept till 12:30!! My mom and two of my sisters set off shopping after Mare, Tina, and I collapsed  into bed. (Mom was feeling much more agreeable) Our house is always a disaster after Thanksgiving. Since, it's already a disaster we get out the Christmas decorations. :) By Saturday all the Christmas decorations were up and the house was clean. This year I had the privilege of putting up all the Christmas lights. (Our older brother usually puts them up, but he is in Canada) That was our Thanksgiving weekend. :) How was yours?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Texas Sunrises

While we were in Texas we walked every morning at 6:00. It was great to be able to get up and walk in the country. Where we live I would not be able to go walking that early and I would have to have someone older with me. (just for safety) One day me and one of my "sisters" went down to the lake to watch the sunrise. It was great to be by the lake praying while waiting for the sun to come up. Here are some pictures of the sunrise and more pictures of our trip.

You know those annoying weeds you have in your backyard like Dandelions? Well be glad that they don't have thorns. While we were in TX we were introduced to their weed, which is called,"Goat Head". They are a pain to get rid of. We got to pull them up all along one of the roads at the camp, so no one would pop their tire. We picked a Whole bag full in less then 20 min. When we were picking them we got them all over the bottom of our shoes. I'm really happy that we don't have them were we live. :)  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mare's Birthday Gift

This is Mare's Grandfather clock that our Grandpa made for her 16th birthday. It is beautiful!!!! (it sounds beautiful too.) :) We had a great party for the birthday girls on Sat. we all had a great time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Today is Hannah's birthday. She is eleven.
PS Do you know how to spell her name backwards? :)