I'm not sure where to begin updating. So, I'll just give the cliff note version of some of the events in our lives this last busy month.
Christmas at our house was of course wonderful. Wonderfully messy, wonderfully busy, wonderful traveling, wonderful gifts, and wonderful time with all of our family!!
We attended 7 family Christmas parties, 2 bank gatherings, and 1 trip to see my Grandma at her nursing home. Its always so much fun seeing everyone. It always makes me wonder why we don't see each more often. My kids love playing with their cousins. Actually they are my cousins or our cousins' children. All except for Miss Addy. ( Deidra's little girl) They don't seem to know any difference at all though.
We saw almost everyone this year. We missed Josh and Kessa! They shared their second married Christmas in Minnesota this year. Kessa we hear is making a great nurse at the Mayo Hospital! We also missed a few Reasnor cousins and their new babies. I'm thankful for the Internet so I can still see these families grow even when separated by 100s and 100s of miles.
Here are a few pictures of Christmas and Family and a few new toys!!
Myra on her Plasma car. (All 3 kids got one)
Isaac and his new RED boots
Isaac with his new RED DS. Thank you Grandma Roberta and Grandpa David
This is actually a stunned/disbelief look from Isaac. I think he was almost in tears!!
Bethany with Felicity (her new American Girl doll)
Myra with the Family Sled. Pray for Snow!!
January brings Birthdays and our 9th Anniversary!
Miss Bethany is 8!! January 10
Time flies. I can't believe our first child was born 8 years ago! Bethany is growing into a beautiful young lady right before our eyes. She is a Darling Daughter to Josh and me and a Sensational Sister to Isaac and Myra. Bethany loves to read, play catch with her daddy and call her Grandma Roberta almost every morning for a ride to school. She is a very bright student and excels in all her work. I love that she loves learning. Bethany also made a very wise decision this year. She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior!! We were all very proud of her! Due to a sudden hospital visit our pastor was unable to be in services the scheduled Sunday of her baptism. Thankfully we had an experienced backup in mind. My dad was very honored to fill in. What a day!! Happy Birthday 8th Bethany!!
We celebrated by inviting family to eat with us at Shiki. It was a fun Hibachi style Japanese dinner.
(This is Bethany at 2. I don't have pictures scanned that far back yet)
Bethany's Party with Keely and Me
Josh and I celebrated our 9th Wedding anniversary January 8!
Did I mention we had just celebrated all those Christmas'? We did not have an evening out together this year. We did however grab some El Charros as a family. El Charros is a weekly staple at our house. My sneaky husband brought me home an unexpected gift. An ipod nano. A few days later we upgraded it to a touch ipod. Technology is amazing and I am enjoying my ipod. Thank you again, Josh. I love you.
We passed around 3 colds, 2 ear infections and one stomach bug before Isaac's birthday.
Happy 4th Birthday Isaac. January 24th
( Newborn Isaac with Mom and Dad)
4 year old Isaac
My little boy is so funny! He loves to laugh, trying to tell knock knock jokes, going to "his school", dinosaurs, and playing his Wii. (Which is what he's doing right now. I hear tennis coming from the living room.) I'm sure most everyone knows, "all children are different" But somehow it sinks in better when you have your second child.!!
We celebrated with a dinosaur cake, that sorta looked like a dragon. Red because Isaac requested it that way. Family all joined us at the house to share his cake and ice cream.
Today, we are warming up from a ice storm. Bethany missed 2 days of school. You would have thought it was Christmas morning the way she carried on when Hinton School Closed finally came across the tv screen. She was pretty funny!! Cabin Fever? No, not really. There's lots of days when we stay home and don't do much around town. You can't hardly tell by the pictures (because you can't see their faces) but we had fun outside Tuesday in our new Christmas sled. They had been praying for snow so really they were stoked to see anything white outside.
Isaac was very cold and didn't like his hat
Myra enjoying her new sled