Christmas Morning

The overarching memory from Christmas 2017 was how sick everyone was. The photos don’t show how many people were coughing, sniffling or had fevers. There were some that didn’t eat Christmas dinner and some that spent a good portion of the day in bed. We had a lot of presents…

Christmas Eve

We kicked off Christmas Eve with a fancy dinner. With presents finally wrapped and under the tree after making it a low priority all month, we were ready to go. Blake was out of bed for the first time in days after being sick with the flu. We were glad…

Christmas Lights 2017

My brother Jorden has aways been into decorating with Christmas lights and each year gets bigger and better. He taught himself how to use software to sync an entire light show to music. He came to California for Christmas and decided to take all of the lights off his house…

The Beginning of the End

April 30, 2019 in Christmas, Preschool, Swim Team - No Comments

The weeks leading up to Christmas were filled with school parties, church parties, favorite things parties, a live nativity, dinners with friends and all of the typical pre-Christmas activities. The closer it got to Christmas, the more the germs started spreading. Crew almost missed his preschool performance and visit from…

Christmas Piano Recital

April 26, 2019 in Blake, Christmas, Nash, Piano - No Comments

Nash joined Blake in piano lessons only about six weeks before recital time and he was brave enough to perform a simple version of “Jingle Bells” at his very first piano recital. Blake performed his Christmas favorite, “Carol of the Bells.” He was also the recipient of a pretty major…

Decking the Halls

April 13, 2019 in Christmas, Traditions - No Comments

Each year when we pull out the bins with Christmas decorations, the boys find the burlap that goes around the tree and wrap each other like mummies. After all their fun, Blake hung around to actually help me decorate the tree. Ready or not for December, we got two important…

Nerf Wars

After spending hours taking family photos, Grandma revealed that she had one more present for her grandkids to open. Nerf guns and more darts that you can imagine were the perfect way to rein in those restless cousins. After some crying within the first few minutes of receiving their nerf…

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