Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Dance

Each December, our school puts on a beautiful Christmas dance. Everyone enjoys it very much. The highlight of this years dance for me was that I got to bring a date! Guess who I took?

We had such a good time. Landon and I even participated in the swing dance competition! Accompanying me to the dance was Landon's Christmas present to me this year! Isn't he a sweet brother? I think this was the first time I ever saw Landon in a suit. He told me later that he looked up how to tie his tie on YOUTUBE!! Oh, the age we live in! Here are a few more pics from the night...

Four Christmases?

Well...actually my family will be having (only) three Christmases this year...

1) One at home

2) One in Houston, Texas with my Dad's side of the family

3) And one in Lake Jackson, Texas with my mom's side of the family

We celebrated Christmas #1 Saturday night as a family. We spent the day together beginning with Drew's basketball game, followed by some last minute shopping, a nice dinner out and a "Walk Through Bethlehem" at a local Methodist Church. We then came back to the house to open presents! My dad insisted on exchanging gifts before heading to Texas so we have less to pack. The day went really great and it was a real blessing to get to spend some time together as a family. Here are some pictures of our day...

At Drew's basketball game

At dinner....yes we still play with our food. Meet "Mr. Beet."

MK likes Italian!

Roman soldier in Bethlehem.
MK and I all bundled was very cold.

The tutu I gave Maddie for Christmas. My little princess!

My Grandma's famous Christmas drink.Emilie gave me scrapbooking stuff! yay! The backpacking tent I gave my dad and brother.MK in her tutu and opening her new DVD.

Drew with his star wars legos. He was very excited!

Mom and Em with their new iPODS!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Braces Off!

At long last...I got my braces off yesterday! It was very exciting and it has been a blessing to be able to receive the gift of a great smile! : )

Dr. Capps and I

He has been so great!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


We met this bird back in the fall while in Blue Ridge. Poor thing was so dumb, he let us pick him up.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."