Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Time

I thought I would introduce you to Timmy's little family. I think this is the first time that I have had them together where I can take a picture of them all together. Shelby looks so much like Isaiha.
We had the family over for Christmas Eve. We were going to do little Christmas Eve (Norwegian tradition) but ended up Christmas Eve instead. We still tried to do a little of the Norwegian thing with the little sandwiches. Mmmmm shrimp, salmon but no reindeer or sardines. I just couldn't get my self to do that nor do I think anyone in my family would have eaten them. One tradition that Janet has shared with me was to put an almond in the rice pudding and who ever got the almond would get a present. Well we doubled the recipe and .....
everyone was a little sick of rice pudding before the almond was found. Desi cheat? lol...she was just helping her daughter cheat.

I tried to find the Norwegian shop for a gift but it has moved and I couldn't find it so they ended up with a blanket for the gift and they all shared for a minute.

After the rice pudding overload we all went into the living room to....
Visit? I just couldn't resist.

Christmas morning for us was a little different than usual. It was fun to share it with children again.
These kids have had so much fun playing with all of their toys that it has been hard to leave the house.
We did go visit the Jones family for our traditional breakfast. Tim has fixed us breakfast for the past few years. If you know Tim's cooking you know how good it is. Mmmm! Timmy had got the boys some ride on toys (that they LOVE).
We could only stay for a short time (1 hour) but it was so much fun. I love my family and any time that I get to spend with them.
On the way home Ronaldo was so tired that he passed out on us until I took this picture and then his eyes
flew open. They played so hard.
The last thing I wanted to share was our Christmas gift from our family. I LOVE IT! (and all the toys you see is just the reflection of my messy front room off of the glass). What a great way to remind us what Christmas is all about. I also go a beautiful picture of Christ with two children. Every time I look at it, I cry. I know-Shocker.
I love my Savior and love to see him with Children. Thanks kids for our gifts...and for you. I love you all so very much.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gingerbread houses

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life keeps getting busier and busier. I need some good tips from you young mom's that can keep up on everything. I have forgotten what it was like to have little boys with lot's of energy. I know I said this once before...like my last blog but bed time for us is like the same time as bed time for kids and they go to bed early.

Thanksgiving was nice. We had most of the family with us. We missed having Jeddy and Ady with us but it was nice to have everyone else out here with us.

And yes, we had to drag Derrik up out of bed for our picture.

Ronaldo turned 4. We had sleep over and dinner with the family. I think we ended up celebrating for 3 days. He must be related to his uncle Derrik. We had fun!

This past weekend we got to go and watch Evva perform. She is so cute!! I am so proud of all my Grand kids if you can't tell.

We are now doing Foster Care classes which have been very interesting. Between work, our classes, therapy sessions for Isaiha, DCFS meetings and home visits and of course the dreaded court hearings we are running. Would I do it again? Yes! There is just nothing quit like family that brings joy to my life.