We are so thankful for our amazing church family and the opportunity to serve others while remembering the story of Christ's birth!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Kaylee turned 7 years old on Thursday, December 5th!
To celebrate we started off the day by opening her gifts after breakfast because Shawn was still home due to bad weather. We decorated cupcakes with our friends LT (who was over to play for a few days this week) and Katie (who had a 2 hour school delay). We spent the afternoon planning our next semester of co-op and sharing our beautiful cupcakes with friends. Then we spent the evening serving as Inn keepers at our churches reenactment of Christ's birth. mmm...we ate plenty of lamb packets, pistachios, dates, apricots and goat's milk.
Thank you Nana Yvette for the birthday outfit, she LOVES it!
I'm always amazed at how fast she is growing and changing each year!
She loves to cook!
The cupcake decorating crew! We were glad school was on 2 hour delay because of the cold weather so Katie could join us for some early morning fun.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The kids have been eager for it to start snowing!
We finished the top of the deck just in time for it to snow.
snow pyramid- Why yes we are studying Ancient Egypt right now.
Part of our neighborhood crew (and LT). I'm sure they'll be coming up with so really fun snow creations all winter long.
We also got an additional 6 inches of snow today, but I didn't get any pictures.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
We haven't made the trip down to KS since last Christmas! This will be the longest time we've gone without traveling home to visit our family, but we are so blessed that our families are willing to travel up to see us when we can't make it down south. This past month my parents were able to spend 10 days with us! They made it just in time to go to our homeschool co-op and Kolsen's speech class graduation.
K-girl got a new outfit while she was out shopping with Nana!
The boys spent quite a bit of time working on finishing the top of our deck before the snow started flying and they managed to finish it two days before we got 4 inches of snow with more on the way. They spent a lot of time working in the dark working after Shawn got off work.
Shawn, Kolsen and my dad braved the cold weather to get the job finished!
Meanwhile, the girls did lots of crafting projects in the nice, warm downstairs. We finished up a few Christmas presents and made our annual Christmas tree ornaments.
Kaylee sewing on her machine.
The girls also helped some with the deck during the day when it wasn't too cold. They loved it when Shawn chopped off the board ends.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
It's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but we've been very thankful this week for all our blessings. My parents are up for a visit and we love having family on hand for the holiday and I'm excited about hosting. I'm extremely grateful for our warm house with central heat as the weather turns colder. Our fall has been crazy busy, but we've had quite a few activities an end. All the kids activities seem to be slowing down just in time for the holiday activities to be picking up.
Fall has ended, but Shawn is busy working on our new deck in his free time during the few hours he has each week that aren't taken up by construction projects at work and hunting.
I can't believe she is going to be 7 next week. Where does the time go?
Kolsen also had speech class graduation and did a great job on his final speech. He is on the front row, right side.