Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!

We had so much fun New Years Eve!
We ate lots of snacks, and visited until we watched the Ball drop on TV.
Then we went out side to enjoy our own fireworks that Suzette and Collin brought.
It was a little chilly...
wake up twins...

The Mortensens....

The Poultons...

The Beckstroms...

The Coates...

The Kids...

We hope you had a Happy New Year too!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!

We had such wonderful Christmas this year. The kids got their usual load...and that includes from Grandparents!!

This year we had Christmas dinner at our house, and we once again got fashionably stuffed! It was a fun filled day!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve...Jammie Night

We decided to start a new tradition this year, by letting the kids open one present on Christmas Eve...and lo and behold it is Jammies!! The kids had fun modeling their new sleepwear.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

CJ turns 11!

Happy Birthday CJ...he is growing so fast! We love you!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Card 2008

Yes, we were lucky yet another year to get a good photo to use as a Christmas card! If you were wondering our secret, we just played a game using our camera on a tripod and the timer on the camera...One...Two...Three...CHEESE!!! (Which explains Riley's cheesy grin!) Then the twins would jump down and say "YEAH!" Thinking they'd won...that they'd beaten the timer!! Oh...the things we do to get a grin! Then my sister Lynette, used her photoshop magic and there you have it! Thanks Lynette!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gracie Turns 6

Gracie had a fun filled day of having a fairy party. She has been so excited for this day, as a matter of fact, she has been asking about her party since her birthday last year!!!

Jeanette made this cute fairy birthday cake...she is becoming quite the cake decorator...Thanks J!!

Gracie wanted to have a "Fairy Fashion Show" so we built up a runway in our living room for her and her fairy friends to model their fairy fashionistas with! They all had so much fun modeling their outfits and playing together!

The girls also made fairy bracelets and enjoyed getting their faces painted. My sister Lynette and my two nieces Kaylee and McKenzie helped me with all 15 kids...couldn't have done it without them...Thanks!!!

Happy Birthday Gracie!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008!

Thanksgiving was it usual Yummy feast!! We missed the Beckstroms, but we are excited to see them soon!

This is Mom and Dad's favorite Thanksgiving Day pose...

Greg decided to sample all 6 different pies...


& After....!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween 2008!

As November keeps marching on, I know I better post about Halloween before Thanksgiving gets here!! We had so much fun on Halloween this year, we had dinner, a carnival and trunk or treat at the church. The kids enjoyed dressing up, CJ was a ghost, Ethan a Jedi warrior, Gracie (and me) a kitty and the twins were Buzz and Woody (because they are so ADDICTED to watching Toy Story EVERY day!!). I got some fun photos of the kids during the trunk or treat, where Suzette, Colin and Shatzie stopped by.

The kids are already planning on what they want to be for next year! Whew! At least I have another year!!!

To Infinity....

Trunk or Treat!!

Suz, Colin & Shatzie

Gracie and a few of her friends...

Rocked-out Cousins!

Its ALLLLL about the CANDY!!