Tomorrow is Anissa'a birthday. I usually only do my kids and Troy's b-days on the blog but I just needed to do this one too.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Timar Lu at 2:37 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Ok, I am finally updating my blog. It has taken me ALL day but I know you will enjoy it and you know I ONLY do it for you LOL.
So there are 3 yes 3 new posts today. I hope you enjoy them.
This is our Christmas card. Most of you got one and if you didn't, please know that this ONE is just for you.
P.S. I love you all!
Posted by Timar Lu at 11:06 PM
These are my favorite kids in my favorite tree. I grew up climbing the apple trees in the backyard and we have so many pictures taken in THIS tree.
Morgan lasted the longest. She ate the snow and made snow angels. She LOVED it.
Breckyn was glad to get in the warm tub. This is the "pink bathroom" that we ALL bathed in.
Then Grandpa made us waffles and eggs. They were as good as I remember them being.
My mom stopped back by to say goodbye and drop off some gifts so we got a picture of her with the kids and the tree. I am glad that after all that has happened, she still knows that she is loved and welcome at Grandpa's home.
We had a great time and I am so glad that we got to spend time with all sides of the family
Last, we went to Snowflake to see Troy's parents. My camera had died so I used theirs and then they sent them to me. Thanks mom.
We played Battleship and Morgan and I beat Troy. He says it is because Keegan cheated but we all know the truth on that one don't we. :)
Troy got tired and my sweet Breck went over and loved on him and tickled his neck. She can be so nice at times.
Troy and Dad on Craigslist. Troy's favorite store.
Ajax was a little tired I think. He crammed a lot of visiting into 24 hours.
Grandma and Breck making grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches. Yummy.
Eating and yes that is Keegan eating....an apple. Look close it doesn't happen to often.
After we ate and visited a little more, we headed for home. It was a smooth ride home and a good end to the perfect weekend. We are so blessed to have such a large and loving family.
WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Posted by Timar Lu at 5:31 PM
There were 25 people missing this year that is why our group is so small.
This year it was in Show Low and my Aunt Bev and fam were in charge of it. It began at 11:00 SHARP (in other words 11:45 "Taylor Time") We started in the relief society room with my Grandpa reading the Christmas story out of the Bible and a family picture (yeah).
Then we went in to eat. We all love that part. We had barbecue and salads and junk food and and and.
The the games began.
We had skateboard races, fishing, Loogie (gum) spitting (the men LOVE this the rest of us think it is disgusting), Rudolph nose popping (balloons), toy soldier shot and more.
Here is Breck, Jax, Ryker and Jea
Ajax surprised Maggie with a visit. We were in on it and it was a lot of fun. She was so happy to see him.
We had a gingerbread house making contest by families and with ours, us girls lucked out. Troy, Willie and Morgan did the work and it was amazing. We had a truck, a pooping dog (poop provided by Kinney and M&M), a slide, see-saw, Tiny Tim (man w/1 leg) and a Christmas tree.
There were 7 all together and most of them were really good but my Aunt Debbie's family decided to make fun of our home and make a "redneck trailer". No hard feelings but as Troy told you, we took our tires off years ago LOL.
Last of all we had a model contest. We got wrapping paper, ribbon, tape and scissors. Kinney volunteered to wear the creation. Again, Troy and Willie took charge and made him look beautiful. Everyone looked so funny. We were all laughing so hard. I think that is when I lost my voice. They couldn't choose a winner. Oh and do you like his bra? His tiny shorts (provided by Ajax) were also very attractive:)
Posted by Timar Lu at 4:37 PM
This is the train set that I always set up in front of her ceramic village. It was as big as the houses but Grandma always insisted on it being in front. There are 2 of these moose and I think my aunt made the plaque.
Posted by Timar Lu at 4:07 PM
We had live animals....chickens, sheep, goats, a cow and a donkey (mini horse)
This is a quick pic that I took when Tanner handed of the goat in order to catch another one on the loose. But as we all know, Keegan is tiny and shall we say wimpy. Yes, he dropped it right as my camera flashed. Needless to say we had to tie hay rope around their feet so we didn't have them out in the crowd especially when NOBODY knew how to catch them....they kept on chasing them. I mean...HELLO, they are faster than you. duh LOL
This is Dalton, Lane, Morgan and Keegan. They all look great. Oh, Dalton is Kinney's look-a-like, just a younger version.
OK, now...I will say that at one point during all of this I did get a little ornery. I would not let them put make-up or "gold sprinkles" in my hair. Yes I was very white but why change now. I do believe that there were only 3 of us that made it out with a clean face and non greasy hair.
This Morgan and her friend Hannah w/makeup by mom.
This is what we did at each rehearsal and performance. We all knelt to pray. It was freezing but during those 2 to 5 minutes....nobody noticed.
This was a great way to teach my kids even more about the birth of Jesus. I hope we can do it again
Posted by Timar Lu at 2:59 PM