Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The trail markers have a sort of arrow shape painted on the posts. Many of them are faded beyond recognition.
Breathtaking, I tell you!
(Scottsdale has nothing on us after all!)
Rachel: "My boyfriend has some mad balloon animal making skills!"
New bag of Potpourri: "You know how our bowl of potpourri is dusty? Now we have a new scent. We can bedazzle it. It will be pretty and smell good"
Roxanne: "Billy knows just what I like." Billy: "That's because I told her - here is $20, walk around the mall and if you find something, buy it."
Dave gave the girls some HUGE illustrated storybooks. Melanie: "Roxanne, now you can be a 2nd grade teacher!"
Melanie, opening a video: "I've never seen the Three Stooges. I think this will finish up my education!"
Cynthia: "It says for ages 6+, so there's a bit of a buffer there."
Saturday, December 25, 2010
There still has to be a letter to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even though the youngest person in the house is 16 years old.
Please help yourself to our plethora of treats. They are all most divine and filling. Mrs. Clause might even be jealous of our dessert skillz.
I believe the Hale unit has been 100% good this year so no coal would be necessary.
I hope you travel safe tonight and stay warm. . . Get Brady something RAD! He deserves the best !!
--Melanie, Roxanne, Billy, Rachel and Kyle
There were a lot of children's gifts/toys/movies given around here even though the youngest person in the house is 16 years old.
Dave enjoyed shopping so much this year, there were many presents under the tree for him. (yes, that means from Dave, to Dave)
I am glad that there is a lot of candy and holiday food available to snack on all day long. I am glad no one is truly hungry. I forgot to put the meat in the crockpot and our main dish for dinner this afternoon is not going to happen. We will subsist on Muddy Buddies, Divinity, Sugar Cookies and Eggnog.
I didn't get enough sleep last night. A nap is definitely in order this afternoon.
Forty Five minutes is NOT enough time to visit with our favorite missionary who we haven't seen for 353 days.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
And now for your viewing pleasure, here is our family's skit for the ward party which involved a dramatic reading and a dancing present. Don't ask what the point of it was. There was no point, except that Melanie wanted to dress as a present.