Merry Christmas!

The presents are wrapped and under the tree, the goodies and waiting to be eaten, and the kids are trying to be patient in waiting for Santa to appear. I even heard Anthony who is ten years old say he just wanted to go to bed so tomorrow would come quicker.

The excitement is contagious and I'm glad we've had lots of time this month to teach our children why we celebrate Christmas and what is really important. Emersynne doesn't know who Santa is but she sure knows who baby Jesus is.

Several years ago I started collecting nativity sets and now have about ten different ones that we put up each year for Christmas. This year I added one to our collection and it is one that I have wanted for a long time. Now I have one that little chubby fingers can play with. Even though we have only had our new one for two days it has gotten lots of attention and I can tell this will become one of the favorites.

Merry Christmas!


Cookie fun

Saturday afternoon Jeremiah was out with the two older kids so the rest of us settled in for some cookie decorating. After giving it a good try Abigail decided it was easiest if she let me put the frosting on and then she would put the sprinkles on. She giggled and told me that we made a good team. I do have to agree. We came up with some really yummy looking cookies!

Natalie was so excited to take pictures of the cookies but they all ended up really fuzzy

He did it!

Last week we got to go to an Arrow of Light ceremony for three boys in our ward one of which was Anthony. He has worked hard in cub scouts and I've had a great time learning how the program works. Of course now that I understand it all I have to start all over again and learn about the scouting program. Guess I will be prepared when Trevor starts cub scouts in a little more than a year.

Way to go Anthony! Keep up the good work!



Natalie did an awesome job doing her animal research project. She chose to do hers on tigers and had to write a paper and prepare a presentation. When the projects were all done the kids got to display them in the cafeteria for the parents and other school kids to come in and see. Natalie's project looked awesome and she put a lot of hard work into it. We now have lots of new knowledge about Tigers!