Saturday, December 24, 2011

Days Before Christmas

I have a feeling there will be quite the blogging lull after Christmas. For now though, it's full speed ahead! Lots of pictures to share. 

We were delighted to have some members of our ward stop by and carol to us one night.
 We always love having the missionaries around. They had stopped in earlier that evening as well. I always want to give missionaries big huge hugs and thank them and praise and tell them I am so proud of them. 
 Even though Kiki just had her beautiful baby boy, she had us over to decorate sugar cookies. Maizie's got the idea...frosting straight to the mouth. 
 And my dear friend Heather from Ohio was there too! It absolutely made my day to see her and her kids.
 We've been reading lots of Christmas books. Hello Kitty's Christmas is the favorite unfortunately. 
 We took a trip to the Natural History Museum with Paisley. Such a creepy, weird kind of place that the kids LOVE. 
 And trying to teach my kids to serve others.We went around to candy machines and taped quarters to them with a little Merry Christmas wish. I don't know, hopefully it sinks it somewhere along the way. They really didn't seem to care and just wanted to spend one of the quarters they were given.
 Doing the sneaky work...


Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

Looks like you have had a fun Christmas season so far! I have never seen the taping quarters to candy machine idea! So cute and fun!

Tina said...

Oh, what a sweet, wonderful idea about the quarters. I bet that made some little kid's day. What a fun holiday season you've had!!

J & M Squared said...

I am so jealous, YOU, HEATHER, and KIKI! I would have loved to wrap my arms around all three of you and squeeze! So so so so fun!

Kami said...

Natalie is SO cute with that cardigan on!