Friday, December 26

Christmas Eve

Just a quick post so I dont forget the moment.
We were talking Christmas Eve and Gwen asked me "who is Santa"? I turned around and asked her "Who is Santa"? She replied "he brings us presents". I said, "Really? Who is Santa"? She answered "He's the dress up man and mommy brings the presents"! She was so cute!

Thursday, December 18

My Sweet Girls

Here are some shots I took of the girls before the camera stopped functioning. I don't have many shots of them together as its hard to get Gwen to stay still or even look at the camera. I just keep trying and one day she will sit still and I will miss her squirms. Aren't the outfits cute though?

Wednesday, December 17

Not Again!!

Last night it snowed just enough to get the sleds out and have some winter fun. I was all set to get some great shots when the flash stopped working on my camera again! So no snow pictures and now no camera for Christmas. Circuit City is insisting it be sent in to be looked at before they will replace it. Come on this is the FOURTH time it has been sent in, I think by this time it would be cheaper to just give me a new one that actually worked! I was comenting about this to some on-line friends and my friend Diana is sending me her old camera to borrow until it is all resolved. I was almost in tears of happiness, but I am not a cryer so it was almost. hehe I am so thankful to have a working camera for Christmas I just can't imagine missing out on all those important photos. So thank you Diana!

Decorating the tree

Here are a few shots of us decorating the tree. I never manage to take very many pictures as I am always busy making sure the ornaments are not getting destroyed. David does not participate in the tree decorating so I am left to manage it all on my own. We always have such a great time decorating and all the ornaments end up on the bottom and then later I will "redecorate" when the children aren't looking.

This is before I redistributed the ornaments, they are mostly in the front.

Fiona putting one of her ornaments on the tree.

Gwen taking pictures of the tree. She kept saying "nope, not right. Try again" It was so funny, she must hear me say that all the time.

Owen helping

And I didn't get any of Miles, he was so helpful and moved fast! It does look pretty all decorated and is very healthy so hopefully it will do well when planted.

Tuesday, December 16

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Since Thanksgiving I have been busy decorating the house, wrapping presents, and finishing up projects in anticipation of the Christmas Gathering I hosted for the Church. I just love this time of year! I love making the house festive, baking cookies, the music, the anticipation. I could go on and on. Here are a few pics of what we have been up to.

Monday, December 15

Mountain Lake?

Many of you may have heard of Mountain Lake(in Virginia), after all it is where the film Dirty Dancing was made. Not that I was allowed to watch it when it came out it but all of my friends were in it! I did watch it when I was older and understand why my parents wouldn't let me see it. Anyway all that to say that we went hiking up there IN the lake. Yes, you read that right, IN the lake. Mountain Lake is on the top of the mountain with an underground spring below it. So every hundred years or so it drains out. Now is one of those times, there is only a small pool of water at the deepest part. So here are some photos of our hike.

This boat house used to sit at the waters edge and the pier was in the water. Where we are walking used to be the shore.

This is the deepest part of the lake.

The stream at bottom of the lake.

The family at the bottom of the lake.
What the mud looks like. If it wasn't so cold it would have been like quicksand in places. As it was it was really muddy.
What's left of the lake.
We saw all sorts of intresting things that were at the bottom, an anchor, old beer cans, lures, and an old boat.
Looking toward the lodge.

We went here for our honeymoon so I had my parents take a picture in the same spot for memories.
Mountian Lake Lodge.
The view from the lodge.
The gazebo that you used to be able walk right down to the water. My mom told me its starting to fill up again so I'm glad we went when at my parents for Thanksgiving.


We went ot my parents house in Blacksburg for Thanksgiving this year so the whole family could be together. Both of my brothers also came. Carson with his wife, Jen and children, and Corey and his girlfriend, Caroline. We had such a GREAT time together. Here are lots of pictures to highlight our time together. I did not take all of these as my camera was getting fixed, so I was using my Mom's camera and Jen had hers.
On Wedensday it was warm so we played outside in the yard, a little tree climbing, frisbee, and football.
Hanging out with Aunt Jen. My youngest little brother Corey.
Fiona and Elizabeth with pigtails.
Playing hopsital.
Watching football from under the coffee table. Who knew it could be such a comfortable spot.
We went out to our favorite resturant Macados. We all have great memories here. I just loved Elizabeth's eye in this photo.My Dad with Fiona. Caroline and her massive Taco salad! Yes she did eat the whole thing minus the shell.
Carson kneading the bread dough. this is his favorite part of Thanksgiving making, I mean eating the rolls!

Dessert of apple pie.

The men did the dishes after the meal.

Then they rested while we put a puzzle together and watched the children.
These are some pictures from the hand in hand playground that we always go to. Its just down the street and the children love playing there.

All the cousins together. Owen(6), Elizabeth(6), Miles(7), Fiona(4), Andrew(3), and Gwen(2). So much fun to have them all close in age!
So thankful that we could all be together this Thanksgiving!


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