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Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Friday, December 23, 2011

WARNING: MANY PHOTOS BELOW!!

I apologize ahead of time for the photo overload that lies before you. But we have just been having so much fun this Christmas season that I had to share. I will try to keep the story lines short and sweet though. Kinda like me. Ha!

We have been fortunate enough to hang out with friends to exchange gifts, eat good food and of course play games.
We surprised the girls the other night by bundling them up and driving to Big Bear for dinner.
As you can see below they may have talked daddy into some new animal hats along the way.
There is this cute little coffee house that we always stop in after dinner. They have the best hot cider, sipping chocolate and handmade marshmallows.


We were getting ready to leave when what did I spot but some VERY long icicles. I could not help myself.

"But Mom I'm freezing!"
"Oh Ryanne, take one for the team!"

Do you see how stinkin' long these things were? They just screamed sword fight which did ensue right after Dan broke the following off......

Yes do you see what my husband has in the background? Why he thought it was a good idea I am not sure. Lucky for me it was all of 19 degrees out so they fought only briefly and then jumped in the car. I think Dan's "light saber" broke first.
Ryanne took this photo of us.

The cookies that were oh so carefully decorated.....
The oh so fun mess making the cookies above......
The sweet little baker's who made the cookies AND the mess. Ha!
Morgan had her first ballet recital. She was so nervous. I don't think she expected the 100's of people that were there. She had a little miss step and was crying afterwards. She is soooo hard on her self. I was so proud of her and thought she looked beautiful. But as she later informed me, my opinion doesn't count because I have to say that as her mama. Ha!
Some family and friends braved the cold night to support her and then yogurt was papa's treat afterwards.
One of the Chiefs that works with Dan has a daughter in the ballet. She had a lead role in the Nutcracker. We surprised the girls and as one of their advent doors took them to see her. She was amazing! The girls loved every minute of the show. They even had guest dancers from the San Francisco ballet and we were in awe of the talent.

My friend Tammy and I took the kids to the Long Beach Aquarium for the last day of school.
The sea lion was in love with Morgan. He would swim around and then come back to the glass and smile at her and put his nose to her hand. He did this for like 10 minutes. She wanted to bring him home.
Silly Montana and Ryanne in Long Beach.

If you bought this for us I apologize ahead of time. But we found this in our cupboard still in the box sealed. It was a wedding gift. We have been married for almost 15 years. Again with the apology. Anyways, I decided to try it out and this rice maker is my new best friend. Did you know you can have perfect Spanish rice in like 15 minutes? Amazing!
And lastly, some good food and fellowship with friends at the spaghetti factory. Our cup overflows this Christmas with good friends, family and lots of good memories of Gods goodness.
Happy night before Christmas Eve!

4 comments:

BC said...

That is so Awesome!! These are the types of blog posts that warm the heart!! Love to see everyone healthy and active and enjoying all that life is and can be! Merry Christmas my friend!!

Crystal Keilers said...

In my next life, I want to come back as your children. Too fun! You and Dan are building so many memories with them. So sweet.

Tell Morgan, I am not her Mama and I think she looked absolutely beautiful! And also tell her that I danced for 9 years and messed up almost every year in at least one performance (if not all of them!). Precious girl.

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