Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ringing in the New Year!

The last several hours of 2008 we spent eating great food and Launching off a nice show of illegal fireworks that were brought over the state line by the Kippers- thanks guys! The high flying big booms and roman candles were a big hit, but the best show of the night had to be the fountain that lit the backyard grass on fire and watching Daddy run for the water hose, what fun!

The kids made New Years noise with some noise makers and horns, as if a group of seven kids don't make enough noise all by themselves. Good-bye 2008 and welcome 2009!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Herren's come to Georgia

This month seemed to be the month that kept on giving. First with Brenner's Baptism and the corresponding Christmas visit from Gram's and Pa, then all the fun with family and friends that comes in the weeks before Christmas, and finally on the night of the 25th- Stacy, Michael and Maddie came from Utah to visit for the weekend. We had so much fun catching up with them over the last several days and their visit just put the perfect ending to this year of great fun and memories. Wow ~ it is 2009 in just a couple days~ thanks for all the great memories 2008!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa Delivered!

Oh yes- Santa stopped by! The kids must have been very good this year as Santa seemed to have delivered on all their requests. They look so great in those Christmas Eve Homemade pajamas- Thanks Bing!
And as you can see from the morning light out the windows, they did not get up to early, something Mom and Dad really appreciated. After the unwrapping of gifts and the traditional Christmas Breakfast, we found the time to construct a Lego castle, help a very small family move into a pink doll house and loosen up our wrists with Boom Blocks on the Wii. Christmas Dinner was at Patrick and Stephanie's this year and was wonderful, What a Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What do you want for Christmas?

Sitting on Santa's lap
Oh to be a child again, to be able to simply ask a jolly old man in a red suit for all that your heart desires, and then to truly believe that he will deliver your requests- I Believe, I Believe!!!
Brenner was first and asked Santa for Wii Games, an R/C Boat and something called Martian Matter. Our little creative builder Cayden asked the old man in red for what else- LEGOS, Lincoln Logs and also a R/C Boat so as not to be out done by the older brother. Little Mia at first was not to crazy about the whole thing, but then she saw the free candy canes!!! She sat right down in that bearded strangers lap and spilled out her list- Doll House, Baby Stroller, a new Baby and what else... More Candy, Just like her Daddy! Then it was Daddy's turn, he sat down and asked Santa for a Red Ridder BB Gun to which Santa looked him in the eyes and replied: "you'll shoot your eye out kid"!
We hope everyone gets their wishes this year for Christmas, whatever they may be! -Merry Christmas to all our Friends and Family-

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Brenner's Baptism

-Brenner and Daddy on his Baptism day-
Brenner has been so excited about getting baptized, he has learned so much over the last several years and the time had finally come. Grams, Pa and Uncle Justin came out for the weekend to attend and all his Georgia family and many of his friends came out to support him too. He is ready for this very important step in his life and his Mom and Dad are so proud of him and the good choices he makes everyday..... well almost everyday- but that is what repentance is for, right? =) We love you Brenner!

Brenner sitting with Mommy right before his big dunk and splash.