Saturday, December 26, 2009

Big Smiles on Christmas

Christmas day started off with present opening, then AMAZING french toast with homemade syrup, eggs, hash browns, made by Nathan! Then it took hours to get the little barbies and toys out of their packaging! We put up the tents and tunnel that they got too! Then we went to see The Princess and the Frog which was pretty cute. When we got out, the waves were huge so we took the scenic drive home on the coast and stopped to sit on the beach for a while. After that, it was past dinner time, so we quickly fed the kids and sent them upstairs to bed. The kids loved opening all the presents from family. Thanks guys for all the packages! They were amazing. They loved them all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Favorite Christmas Picture

Ever since I saw this picture in the San Diego temple, it is one of my favorites! And it is perfect for Christmas. Its called Journey to Bethlehem by Joseph Brickey.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Until March

So Nathan's Mom, Sister Paula and my Niece Abby came to visit!! The were here about 12 days! Seriously, we went to the beach almost every day and we are all brown! Lots of fun memories! I don't think I even cooked one meal:). They toughed it out at our hot house with no AC! Girls had a great time with them and now Dallas can spell about 50 more words thanks to Abby. Dallas has a new custom made pink pad for her chin rest on her violin thanks to Kim! Paula and I adventured up to see the dolphins at the Hilton and we got to taste fresh coconut milk that the workers chopped down for us! Pretty yummy. It is great to be around family!! Sadie also is getting 2 more teeth on the bottom, poor girl. That means 4 new teeth in about a week! Did mention that we also bought a puppy about an hour before they came. Poor Roly only lasted about 3 days at our house. The little ones were not ready for her nibbling and scratching. Her owner let us give her back, but we miss that little cutie. We have been on vacation for about a month now! Back to reality I guess. But it sure has been nice. Hope everyone is having a nice December and ready for Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Roll Tide!!!

I am now posting this picture with some big Bama Pride!! whoo hoo. My bro has been wanting them to win for years--I am can't believe they are going all the way! And playing in Pasadena!! Right when we leave...figures. I am sad about USC though. Sad they had a rough ending.
But Roll Tide. I hope they win Jan 4th!
ps. Do you like my candy necklace that the girls made for me??

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1st Recital

So Dallas starting taking violin lessons with a German teacher here in Kona named Ursela! She is really nice and Dallas is so excited to learn to play. She has had 3 lessons so far. But there was a recital today and she wanted Dallas to participate. So she had her play the first two lines that she learned and called it "The Pink Song" in A & D. Her teacher is the one playing the piano. It was so fun to see all the violinists! They were amazing. The first 6 lessons are just plucking, no bow yet:). Here is a little clip.