Friday, December 28, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Christmas season has come. We have busy with all sorts of holiday events. We took advantage of the first free weekend in December and went to a Festival of Trees at the Sandia resort. We grabbed some dinner and then headed over to the Bugg Lights in Albuquerque. It's a fun driving and walking display located at the Menaul School. We enjoyed the First Presidency Christmas devotional that Sunday night. Caelan and I went to handbell concert last weekend. Sean has busted out three holiday puzzles so far and is ready to get crackin' on another one this week. Last Monday night we went Christmas caroling with two other families. We hit 6 houses and then ended up back at the Hataburda's for hot chocolate.
This year we wanted to get out of dodge for Thanksgiving....but we didn't really want to drive all that far, so we coordinated a Thanksgiving holiday in Heber, AZ with Grandpa and Grandma and Great Grammy Dick. We stayed at their friends, the Moore's, cabin. It was great! We had a tasty Thanksgiving dinner (we made most of it before we left and carried it with us: I made homemade sausage and roasted mushroom stuffing, sweet potatoes, raspberry pretzel jello, cranberry sauce, two kinds of cheese balls and pumpkin pie. We also had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, peas and homemade apple pie. Delish. We spent the rest of the weekend watching movies, playing games (the kids were introduced to the game, Sorry, and they loved it), riding quads, playing outside, doing a little exploring and hiking, crocheting (a new skill I learned from Sean's Mom while we were there). We also had a bonfire in the yard and roasted hotdogs and made smores. Sean and Grandpa took the kids fishing in a fishing boat. They came home with 5 fish: Nathan even boasted about catching one (it did get caught on his hook, although Sean reeled it in). We went to church on Sunday morning, ate homemade lasagna that Grammy Dick made and then packed it up and headed home. It was a very relaxing and fun weekend. c
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The awesome scrunchy face - this is a classic!