Saturday, December 27, 2008

Coolest mail suprise ever!

We received a letter from an anonymous author with a return address that we don't recognize, from a state that we don't know anyone from.

Look what was inside!!!

We really can't believe it! We've googled, and searched the address and we just can't figure out who did that for us. It was an amazing gift of kindness and generosity and we sure wish we could thank that person!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let's see how many shots it takes

to get a good Christmas card picture :)

(the cute little guy in the picture is Cavan's best buddy Noah)

And finally the money shot

Christmas is already so much fun this year! Playing the "Santa card" is very handy ie: "Santa doesn't bring toys to little girls who won't pick up the ones they already have"

Chloe is really starting to understand what Christmas is all about, it really ignites my own childlike excitement for the holiday. It doesn't hurt that I have a Kitchenaid mixer waiting for me under the tree. I've wanted one for years and I braved the 5am black friday Wal-mart madness to get it, now if only I could open it now to make Christmas cookies.....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The strep throat blues

Well, we were pretty unfortunate because we picked up strep throat as a family. Brock started first, I had never seen anything like it. His whole face and throat was so swollen he could barely move or talk. We tried to quarantine him, but the next morning I woke up in Chloe's bed with a sore throat, and inevitably the kids had it too.

I think we are close to recovery. Now is the fun part of going through the house to clean up the toddler tornado's messes that occured while we were passed out on the couch!

Needless to say I haven't been taking many pictures lately, but here are some cute ones: