Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sea World

We decided to use our passes to Sea World before they expired on New Years. We went down on Monday, stayed the night, and went to the zoo on Tuesday. We had a great family trip. Jenna thought the best part was the hotel because her and Owie got their own little side room with a sofa bed to sleep in and their own TV:). They both had a blast and slept great together. We are SO BLESSED!!!Owen LOVED the fish! He kept putting his face against the glass. He wanted to touch them SO bad.
Jenna loves the sea stars.
We had to get a "wild Arctic" picture!
Okay, so Owie LOVES Elmo. They have a new play land at Sea World with Elmo, and he got to take a picture with him. He didn't want to let go, and their wasn't a line, so we kept letting him go back for hugs. The Sea World guys thought it was hilarious.
He did NOT like the ride this time though--go figure.
Jenna preferred the Budweiser Clydesdale's

Mom shot
Owie on the bouncy carpet


By the Manatees--my favorite

Here is a video of Owie's hugfest with Elmo.
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday JESUS! It is our tradition to have everyone over to our house for Christmas breakfast, and this year we were BLESSED as usual! There is no better gift than family and friends. Thank you JESUS!
My brother Rob and his family (Lisa, Ethan and Hailey)

David and Kate


Jerry and Char

Mom and Owie

My sweet family

Kel, Kate and Amy

Aunt Don joined us too!

Jenna got a karaoke machine from grandma, papa, and us. Pat and I are going to have more fun with this than her I think:)

The kids got scooters :)

Owie LOVES his!

Family Pics
Christmas Eve Service



Owie having some outside time. This is his FAVORITE place to be!

Here is a bit of Jenna singing on Christmas Eve.
Jesus IS our reason for celebration EVERY DAY. For our believing friends and family, we pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and make you more and more like him daily. For our friends and family who haven't made the decision to follow Him, we pray that the the Lord will reveal himself in a mighty way in your lives so that you can finally realize why you were created. May the TRUTH set you free. Happy 2009!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

WE ARE ON VACATION!!!! YIPEE! We are SO blessed to have jobs that have such great vacation time:). We had the Earl girls over to decorate cookies and hang out for awhile. We made gingerbread cookies and the girls did some "easy bake" cookies too. They liked the gingerbread much better--go figure!
Miah is FOR SURE the chef in the group. She made everything to "perfection" AND managed NOT to get it all over herself:)
Malia LOVED the green frosting
Michaela was a bit disappointed in her "easy bake" cookie, but had a good time decorating
Jenna just had fun with all of it:)
Our "easy bake princess"

The sugar is making them CRAZY! Sorry Jerry and Char!




Thanks for the fun times girls! We love you!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jenna's FIRST CHRISTmas Performance:)

Jenna had her first performance of the year at our school's "Breakfast with Santa"

She was one of the reindeer and did a great job with her lines. This is her with her friend Lauren.



Reindeer Girl


Ethan and Hailey joined us to watch their cousin sing.

They all got to spend the night with Grandma.



We knew it would happen sooner or later--he has gone "Starbucks" mad!!

He took this from his sister and proceeded to drink it ALL! Little rascal!





Monday, December 1, 2008

We saw the "elf card" on Veronica's blog and we were laughing SO hard! We decided to make one of our own--hope you enjoy! Turn off the music in the side bar first:)

Elfin' Around

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