Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CHRISTMAS LOVE IN OUR HEARTS

CHRISTMAS IN UTAH...
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME
IN UTAH WITH OUR KIDS
FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
CHRISTMAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN
ONE OF OUR MOST FAVORITE
HOLIDAYS...
ESPECIALLY WHEN WE CAN BE
WITH ALL OUR KIDS.
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WAS
SEEING ACE OPEN HIS PRESENTS FROM SANTA
AND THE BIKE HIS PAPA BOUGHT HIM
WE ARE HOPING THE WEATHER WILL BE
MORE COOPERATIVE IN FEB.
WHEN WE GO BACK FOR NEW BABY BROTHER.
SO PAPA CAN TAKE ACE FOR A RIDE
IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT..

SANTA BROUGHT HIM THIS COOL
TOOL BENCH THAT REALLY WORKS

ACE LOVED BEING THE ONE TO
HAND OUT PRESENTS

HE REALLY LIKED THE TOOL BENCH. IT HAS A
CAR THAT YOU CAN TAKE APART.
HE LOVED THAT..

PAPA GIVING ACE HIS BIKE..
HE RODE IT IN THE BASEMENT
WHILE PAPA STARTED FINISHING
HIS PLAYROOM. KELLY HAD MENTIONED
THAT THERE WERE SO MANY TOYS
THAT ACE NEEDED A TOY ROOM,
AND BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY, SHE HAD WALLS.
THEY GOT IT ALMOST
READY FOR SHEETROCK IN TWO DAYS.
ACE HAMMERED RIGHT ALONG WITH DADDY
AND DAN.. I DON'T KNOW WHO
WAS HAVING MORE FUN, ACE OR DAN.
I THINK IT WAS PROBABLY BART..
MAYBE WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOME
MORE DONE IN FEB.

ANOTHER BIG HIGHLIGHT...
WE GOT TO TALK ON THE PHONE
WITH OUR BABY BOY IN ZIMBABWE..



IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR HIS VOICE
HE SOUNDED SO HAPPY..
HIS 1 YEAR MARK WAS DEC. 27TH.
WE ARE HOPING HE GETS TO COME HOME
A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS NEXT YEAR.
WE WILL HAVE TO SEE.
HE GOT TO TALK TO ALL THE KIDS,
EVEN JORDON AND CAROLINE,
WE HELD THE TWO CELL PHONES UP TO
EACH OTHER ON SPEAKER PHONE..
IT WORKED OUT GREAT.
IT MADE MY CHRISTMAS TO HEAR HIM SAY
I LOVE YOU MOM..!!!
I COULD ALMOST FEEL
HIS BIG BEAR HUG AS WE SAID GOODBYE.
WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH ACE
WHILE WE WERE IN UTAH...
WE SPOILED HIM.. AND TOOK HIM SLEDDING.
I THINK WE WILL MAKE THIS A FAMILY TRADITION.
WE WENT AGAIN THE LAST DAY WE WERE THERE
AND I AM HOPING TO GET PICTURES
OF MATT AND KELLY GOING DOWN THE HILL
WITH ACE... YES, EVEN 8 MONTHS PREGNANT
KELLY WENT FOR A RIDE..
HOW MUCH FUN IT WAS FOR US ALL.
I LOVE MY TIME WITH MY CHILDREN,
AND THIS LITTLE GUY...
I MISS THEM SO MUCH.

2 comments:

Elise&Dan said...

Hi! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!! I bet it was hard to leave!

Dan & Lora said...

I think Ace takes the cutest pictures...