Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Can you believe it? Already?

Our Christmas dinner table.

The girls on Christmas morning with their Webkinz that Santa brought them.

Our visit to "Storybook Land" this year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas from our House to Yours

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

The year has been for the most part, a great one for us, with the exception of the passing of Bryan’s beloved Mother, Phyllis in June.

2008 has nearly come to a close, with the children (sans Jessica, who is too “old”) performing in the church Christmas musical “Donkey Tales”. Hannah was one of the 4 lead characters and a soloist. Abby had a couple stints as a dancer. Melissa was the house seamstress.

A few of our highlights:

In April, Bryan had his second shoulder surgery, which will now limit his chances of making the next Olympic gymnastics team (age could be a factor as well!).

Summer was filled with several camping trips. Hiking, biking, fishing and family and friends.

Our Shih Tzu “Mocha” wanted a dog, so we adopted a blonde Shih Tzu “Tia”. Now if we can just get him to clean up after her!

Melissa continues to homeschool the children while Bryan instructs them in music.

Hannah and Abby participated in a week long “Safety Camp” sponsored by the local police & fire departments in July.

Jessica and Hannah attended a 3-day overnight 4-H outdoor school camp in September.

Melissa attended the annual Women’s Weekend sponsored by our church.

The girls and Melissa took part in the Salvation Army bell ringing on the day after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Cactus

Here's a picture of my Thanksgiving Cacti. For whatever reason they bloom at this time each year. Why they can't hold off until Christmas, I don't know.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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