Monday, December 31, 2012

The Rest of December

And here is what we did the rest of  December. 
We took a tour of the remodeled Old High School. It was so fun to be able to look around!

 We did a lot of playing at Grandpa and Grandma Schank's house. Kort and Jessie and Kal and Lacy came right before Christmas and then stayed until January 1st so we tried to spend as much time with them as we could!
 Snuggling the grandkids.
 This describes our whole December - very tiring!
 It snowed one Sunday morning, so I let the kids go play in it before church because we knew it would be gone if we waited until afterwards!
 Attempt #1 of a picture of grandma and grandpa with all the grandkids (minus Evan)
 Kinzie finally warmed up to Uncle Tim - definitly a highlight for Tim!

 Attempt #2 - at least it was much warmer!
 Tim took Kylan and Mya to go sledding with his family one day. This is the only picture I got but they had a wonderful time!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

Santa's Elfs were up very late putting things together Christmas Eve (I think they will start a week or two in advance next year), but it was all worth it! The kids were so excited! Kylan really gets Christmas now, so he got the other two really excited about it too!

 Grandpa Adams got all the guys flannel shirts this year for Christmas.
 Mya and Leah in their matching outfits from Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen
 And Ky and Braden in their matching hunting outfits from them.
 And our new electric fireplace and TV stand for our bedroom that kept us toasty warm the rest of the winter!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was with the Sorensen's this year. The grandkids did the nativity.
Ila hung out with Del Williams during it.

 The kids opened their presents to each other.
 And Ila fell asleep by the end!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy First Birthday Kinzie!

Kort and Jessie got here just in time for us to celebrate Kinzie's first birthday! It was so fun! Plus this was also the night that Kort and Jess announced that they were expecting the twins!
The two iPad video egg heads.

Playing with her best friend Kinzie.

 Singing Happy Birthday
Decorating Christmas Cookies

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Pictures

Random December pictures:

 We also had a Christmas party with the Rob and Candace Johnston family. It was a ton of fun!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ward Christmas Party

I am attempting to catch up on my blog! I mostly take pictures on my phone now and haven't figured out a really convenient way to blog using them so I have been putting it off and now it is June and I still haven't covered Christmas! Yikes! We'll see how much I can remember! It snowed a little bit a couple times in December. Here is a picture of Mya in the snow, so Ky must have been at school and I don't know where Emmit was!
 Our ward Christmas Party this year was a brunch and it was really fun. Here is cute Ila and I hanging out. 
 Mya, Lexi and Leah watching the little program the kids put on.
 And sitting on Santa's lap. Only Mya and Kylan would do it. The other two sat on his lap at the Sorensen Family party earlier in the week (which I need to find the pictures of so I can blog that) so we didn't traumatize Emmit and make him sit on his lap again - or even go near him for that matter!
 Tim and I also took all 4 of the kids to the movie for the first time. It went really well. I think Ila ended up falling asleep on Tim for the whole thing and the other three were super good. We saw The Avengers.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sorensen Family Party

We started a new tradition this year of having a Sorensen Family Party in December. It was so much fun! The food was amazing and the kids loved it when Santa showed up!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Decorating our Christmas Tree and our elf Q

This year we got an Elf on the shelf from Santa. The kids loved it! He did all sorts of silly things, left activities for the kids to do and was a great reminder that they better be good if they wanted Santa to come visit them! Here they are planting their candy cane garden

 This is how most of us felt during Christmas this year! It was a ton of fun but we had a packed December!

 The funniest thing that Q did was hang the kids undies from the tree! They loved it!

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Paint

The second story of our house has always been a red barn color (the color of the paint running down the house) and the rest of the house is tan. We finally had the second story re roofed (the rest of the house was reroofed a couple years ago) and the guys who did it said they would paint it for a good price so we had them do it! We are still working on getting rid of the red paint that bled onto the stucho, but it looks so much better to have our house all one color! The only down side it I can't give directions to our house by telling people we live int he tan house with a red second story!