Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, while our turkey was in the oven cooking, we got the kids dressed up and went to church. When we got home we had our delicious, if I do say so myself, dinner. Paulette and my mom and dad came over to enjoy the feast. The kids then opened their presents from Grandma and Papa - the traditional pair of pajamas. Carter decided that Santa likes green cookies so we made him some green sugar cookies. We laid them out on Santa's special plate with his glass of milk. Carter also thought that Santa would prefer chocolate milk, but he just got plain old white this year. Then Carter sprinkled reindeer food outside the front door and headed off to bed. We had such an awesome day!

Our First Turkey

This year Steve and I decided that we should make a big Christmas dinner. It was our first attempt at making a turkey. We were a little intimidated, but with lots of directions, we did it! And here are the pictures to prove it! Joel showed up just in time to help us with the worst part. There is also a picture of Lucy helping us keep an eye on it. I must say, it was the best turkey I ever had!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I took Carter and Lucy to see Santa at the mall this year. Carter loved Santa - and he isn't usually very friendly to people he doesn't know. He sat on his lap and told Santa how he wanted a "jungous car" for Christmas. I am guessing he means humongous. Then they talked about transformers for awhile, so Carter thinks Santa is pretty cool. Lucy was really good with him, too. She was mostly interested in his beard!

Christmas Tree

Every year we drive to the Pine Patch in Horseshoe Bend to pick out our Christmas tree. We watch The Polar Express in the truck and roast marshmallows while they get our tree ready to go. It is so much fun - here are some cute pictures from this year.


For Thanksgiving this year we volunteered at the mission downtown. We were originally going to serve dinner, but they had twice as many volunteers as people there to eat. So instead, we went to another building and sorted all of their food donations. We had a really great time, it was fun to be there with our families and it really felt like we were doing something to help. Afterwards, we went to my mom and dad's for dinner, ate WAY too much and planned our shopping route for the next morning.


So I know I am way behind, but I have so many cute pictures from Halloween I still wanted to post them. Lucy was dressed up as a flower and Carter was a race car driver - big surprise, I know. He thought he was Lightning McQueen. We had an awesome time trick-or-treating. Carter loved it! We walked down the hill to Banbury and Lucy was asleep by the time we got there.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lucy is Crawling!

It is official - Lucy is crawling! Here are a few pictures of her up and at it (and under the table!)