Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's Snowing!

It's cold, cold, cold! But the kids are having fun. They finally went to school today, after having snow days Monday and Tuesday. Most likely they will be out on Thursday and Friday also. Talk about a long Christmas Break!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Annual Christmas Parade

This is for Shailey, Eli, and Isaac. See if you can spot Uncle Ammon on the drums. I'll give you a hint: he carries four drums!

I Love Christmas!

I love this time of year! It always brings back fond childhood memories of family time, decorations, traditions, and presents! Let's face it, as a kid, presents were a BIG part of Christmas! I only hope that I can create fond childhood memories for my children to cherish over the years. I love to decorate the house for Christmas. It always brings a wonderful spirit into the home. I'm including some pictures of decorations, along with pictures of our family room update, mainly for Kim to see since she is down in California.

The Front Porch

The Front Door

An old sled brought over from Ontario, OR
while Mom and Dad served their mission

The Front Table

The Living Room Fireplace

The Christus

Lighted Vases in the Family Room

The Wise Men

The Christmas Village

Ornaments on the Family Room Tree

The updated Family Room

Updated table with paint and architectural detail

The Game Room Snowman Tree

The Tree Top

An additional ornament this year made by Hyrum

The stockings made from second-hand sweaters
and vintage button accessories

Pillow covers made from second-hand sweaters

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Sister's a Missionary!

Hyrum was assigned to give a talk about missionary work for the children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation. We recorded him giving the talk at home and sent it to Kara so she could enjoy it, too.