Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa Stopped In

The kids were so excited they were up at 2:30 am. CRAZY with excitement.

Santa stopped in and left his bag full of goodies. A new motorcycle for Chase and a brand new puppy for Katelyn. Katelyn's wish came true with the arrival of Frosty. He is a miniture American Eskimo puppy. If you ask the kiddies, this has been the best Christmas ever.

on Christmas day

On Christmas day our greatest gift would be OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. He gave us the greatest gift (his life). Always remember the love and sacrifice he gave each and every one of us. Keep love, peace and hope alive. Be like him. Stand up for whats right and make this world a better place to live. MERRY CHRISTMAS and GOD bless us everyone.

on the night before Christmas

On the night before Christmas my greatest gift would be my Wacky, Crazy, Fun Loving, FAMILY. Who I love more then anything. I'm so blessed to have Dan, Katelyn and Chase in my life. They are my world. I love you.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

on the third day before Christmas

Great Grandpa Gustin. We Miss You

Great Grandma LaVerne and Great Grandpa Ralph (passed away)
Julie and Duane's wedding day. Dans family.
My Family
My Family
My sisters kids

Christmas dinner at Joel and Julie's. Dan has five brothers and they are all married with kids.
We have such a great time together.

Great Grandma's LaVerne and Clella

On the third day before Christmas I'm so grateful for my extended family. I'm so blessed to have a great extended family. My life would be so empty without them. Thank you for putting up with us. We love you, Merry Christmas.

on the fourth day before Christmas

Sun Valley quite a few years ago.

Palm Springs Oct. 2008
We all love Twilight

Girlfriends are the best.

On the fourth day before Christmas whats very important to me. Very special friends, (you can never have to many.) I'm thankful for my friends of the past, present and those in the future I haven't even met yet. This life would be very dull with out good friends. I love you guys. We sure know how to have fun. Here are just a few of my good girlfriends.

on the fifth day before Christmas

On the fifth day before Christmas my favorite part would be BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS, GLITTERING CHRISTMAS TREES, LIGHTS ALL ABOUT, SNOW ON THE GROUND, PRETTY WRAPPING PAPER, and prensents under the tree.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

on the sixth day before Christmas

On the sixth day before Christmas the greatest gift would be WILD, CHRISTMAS PARTIES. Just like the one Katelyn and Chase had tonight with a few of their friends. We ate goodies and pizza, exchanged presents, watched Legally Blond (Bailey's idea, good grief no Christmas show.) and played some games. They played the best game ever. Who could wrap the presents the fastest with the less amount of tape and who had it looking good. Poor Brad and Chase wasn't to sure what to do. The reason it was the best game was I got some of my Christmas wrapped YIPEEE. Bailey was the fastest, Kaitlin Adams present looked the best and Kristin did it with the least amount of tape. While Alli's was best shape and Katelyns was most creative. We weren't quite sure what it was supposed to be. Brad was the fastest and Chase was very creative. It must run in the family. Like sister, like brother. They need to practive wrapping. No worries I have plenty.

Friday, December 19, 2008

on the seventh day until Christmas

Katelyns House
Chases House

On the seventh day until Christmas the greatest gift would be Making Gingerbread houses. It's just not Christmas unless you make a yummy looking Gingerbread House. The best one I've seen this year, would have to be Alex Clowards. His even had a place to put his horses. So Cute. Then it would be Katelyn and Chases. Looks like they have enjoyed eating their houses as well.

the eighth day before Christmas

On the eighth day before Christmas the greatest gift would be watching Christmas movies. Who doesn't love a good Christmas movie like Christmas Vacation, Charlie Brown Christmas, Home Alone, The Grinch. It's always fun to gather around the T.V., with the kiddies in your lap, munching on some good, pink candied popcorn, (just like my nana used to make with me and my cousins), the christmas lights turned on, watching a good Christmas movie. My personal favorites are White Christmas and Charlie Brown Christmas. Dans favorite is Scrooge and the kids love them all. Every Christmas Eve it's a tradition at my house to watch Scrooge. God Bless Us Everyone.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

on the ninth day before Christmas

Above: Here are a few Christmas card pictures I have taken of some of my friends and family through the years. Yes, I keep them. It's fun to see the changes in their families from year to year.

This was our last years family Christmas card.

On the ninth day before Christmas my favorite gift would be getting Christmas cards in the mail. Chase and I wrestle to see who can open them first then we hang them on our fridge. Keep 'em coming. This is one of my favorite things. I look forward to getting the mail everyday and seeing all of your wonderful families and hearing about what you have been doing the past year.

the tenth day before Christmas

On the tenth day before Christmas the greatest gift to me. I feel very blessed to live here. It is beautiful. It truly is a Christmas town. You can feel Christmas in the air. You can see it everywhere. The pond is really beautiful and I enjoy taking pictures of it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

the eleventh day before Christmas

On the eleventh day before Christmas the greatest gift to me. I love Christmas music and enjoy listening to it in the car, the house, the shopping malls. I love it, love it, love it.

I especially love to listen to Katelyn and Chase sing it around the house.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

the twelve days before Christmas

On the 12th day before Christmas my greatest gift would be a brand new niece Lia Mary Moran. Congrads to my sister Jessica and Sean for a beautiful baby GIRL. Well, my sister got the ultimate Christmas present a baby girl. If I had my wish that would be what I would be getting for Christmas. She was born on Friday 12-12-08. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. She has alot of pretty blond hair. I told Sean I wouldn't post a picture of her until their birth announcments are out. Hurry, it's killing me. I took the cutest baby pictures of her in the hospital. Thanks Abbie for giving me the idea.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Synergy Worldwides Japanese Convention

If any of you have ever wondered what Dan does for a living here you go. Wow! Pretty packed.