Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"

Luke 2:8-14

From our home to yours.

May it be blessed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa and Sledding

We were getting ready to go up north last Friday and there was a knock at the door. Look who showed up for a special visit! Lauren was jumping and squirming and giggling and Sarah was quiet but pleased. Santa was visiting the little school in our neighborhood and my neighbor thought that my girls would like to say hi. So there he was, full of life and very real. I, of course, asked him for something from Tiffany's and offered him a cookie. He declined. The cookie, that is. We'll see about Tiffany's. I have not been naughty this year. Really. What?

Here is a shot of the sledding area. You can see the San Francisco Peaks in the distance. Brrrr. See the wind blowing the snow off the mountain?!

Lauren Paige. Happy to roll around in the snow and talk to herself.

I absolutely LOVE this picture of Sarah because it shows in her face and stance how tough she is. Doesn't she look kewl, broken nose and all. At the end of the day she took a jump that scared me half to death and I went running toward her to make sure she was OK. All of the other people sledding actually applauded her jump. Isn't that funny? They were watching her.

Love this photo.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Go! Now!

I hope you enjoy this.

I think it's a great rendition.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Never a Dull Moment

Sarah broke her nose last Wednesday.

She was jumping from a trampoline to a blow-up bouncer. She had jumped several times without incident but one time her knee met her nose and that was it!

I have never seen my little Sarah in such pain and cry for so long. It was pathetic. But she was very brave and not hysterical, just in lots of pain. The next few days involved doctors appointments, x-rays and a visit to an ENT! Thankfully, the nose was broken but not displaced. No further treatment was necessary.

"Mom, don't put this on your blog"
Day 2

"Why are you taking so many pictures?"
Day 4

Sarah's nose is healing nicely and she is back to her regularly scheduled activities.

She has, however, stayed away from THAT trampoline.

PS. Dear Family and Friends, my annual Christmas card/photo will be late for obvious reasons. :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lookie What I Found!

I purchased a few magazines for my flight to San Diego on Sunday.

Boy was I surprised when I saw this.....

Isn't that cool?!

So in true stalker fashion, I emailed her on Tuesday night when I got home. I told her I spotted the article and was surprised and delighted to see her story in Good Housekeeping. Because, you know, she is my pretend, internet bff.