Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fun Times


Well the last couple of years since we have been by our selves for the holidays we have decided to do something fun together as a family. Last year we saw a movie and this year Molly wanted to go bowling. It was alot of fun. We put up the bumpers and Mols had one of those things you roll the ball down. We all had a good time.
A shot of the pro.
Molly so excited to be there bowling
Preparing to bowl
And off it goes
Annie getting in on the fun too
Aren't they cute?
And the final score...just in case you are wondering who is who...M-Molly:90, H-Hannah:118, JD-Jake:87, yes Molly did beat her dad. Its so unusual usually Jake is such an amazing bowler, thats one of the reasons I married him, his bowling skills. I love you babe.
Last year we made a resolution take more pics together...well a year later, here you have it, another one.
A couple days after Christmas my sister Cassie and her cute family drove all the way here from North Carolina. We were so happy to have some family here, and even though it was only for a moment, we had so much fun and are so greatful that they took the time to come see us.
Me and Cassie
Molly with her cousins Alyssa and Hayden, she loves them so much. We spent alot of time with them while in WV, so it was good to visit with them again.
Here Jake and Annie are sitting with Thomas Ball (Tomball) at the Depot.
Cute cousins
Molly on the train car
Alyssa, Doug and Cassie...sharing in one of our favorites...Pappasitos
Molly, Jake, and Hayden...yummy
Me and Annie girl, look at that tongue
Stay tuned still more pictures to come soon. We have lots of pictures of what we have been up to you know the usual January activities, picnics, parks, walks. How about you guys what have you all been up too? It was about 75 today, but now it is so cold, like 45, but with humidity 30 something...brrr. Haha.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

ChRiStMaS!!!!

We had such a wonderful Christmas this year. It was our first in our first home and both of the girls were so much fun. It was so fun to just be able to take in all of the girls joy and give them all of our attention. We were all spoiled rotten. I won't bore you, but we have a lot of pictures and they will tell all about our Christmas. And sorry about the pictures again, not the best, but thats what you get with a broken camera.
Annie in front of the tree on Christmas Eve.
Our annual family Christmas Eve picture
Of course we have to have a crazy one too
Getting ready for our Christmas Eve dinner, we always have a candlelight dinner that night.
Just a sample of our delicious meal
Here are the girls opening their one gift on Christmas eve, which is always pajamas
Annie opening her pj's
Molly opening her pj's
This is one of the many pictures that I love in this post, this is right after the girls got their pjs on and they were so excited to have them this was the best pic we could get, but look at those faces.
And this picture says it all, this really shows just how excited this little girl was all month long, and I think that it quadrupled on Christmas Eve night.
Annie showing of her pj's
Reading the night before Christmas before they head to bed.
CHRISTMAS MORNING
Running for the presents
Another of my favorites. Look at those eyes and that little grin, that is pure joy, this is what our whole Christmas day was filled with.
Annie looking around taking it all in.
Stockings
Mols helping Annie open a present.
Molly opening their art easel
Jake with his K'Nex, I love seeing the little boy in him, it makes me smile
If you look close you can see and elephant on the page Annie is reading and this is her making the elephant sound. Haha.
Here are the girls showing their pillowcases from Grandma Lynda. They love them, they each have their names sewed onto them too. They also got a tractor with a farmer and farm animals from Grandpa Lauritz to help them remember the farm, thanks Mom and Dad.
Jake with his rice cooker from Stacy he loved it (as if you can't tell) he's been wanting one forever
Molly sporting her chef outfit from Grandma Jill and Grandpa Golfball (Keven). Isn't she adorable? She also got a hair dresser outfit too, and some of the cutest Raggedy Ann and Ragedy Andy dolls ever. She loves them all. Thanks Mom and Dad.
Molly changed her clothes many a time on Christmas Day, this was one her many outfits...LOL.
Jake sporting his nice new Aggie sweater from his parents. He looks so hot in it.
Mols painting on her easel
What a cutie
Here are a couple of cute videos of the girls opening gifts. We love the one of Annie, she was so excited.






So although we all got so many wonderful gifts that we love so much and many that we will treasure for years to come, I think the greatest gift is that we were able to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ. It was so fun to teach Molly about the Christmas story and what it really is all about. We loved watching her really think about the gifts she was going to give to those she loves, and see her excitement in all of the little things. I just love my family so much and I am so grateful for each of them. I look forward to many more "perfect" Christmas's with all of them.