Friday, December 30, 2011


The four of us had a fun evening's always a nice treat to spend time with our kids!

They made an attempt but the three of them together could not accomplish the challenge!

We saved enough room for dessert though...yummy!

Monday, December 26, 2011


It was Johnny's parents turn this year to have Johnny, Jamie, and their little family for Christmas. We celebrated our Christmas with them just before they left. Jim & I were blown away when we received our Christmas present from them. Jamie spent months burning all our vhs tapes onto 75 cd's, yes 75 cd's! Obviously, I was just as ocd about capturing family memories as I am now! What an amazing gift!!

We bought a Christmas book for each one of the families when we were in North Pole Alaska, signed by Santa Clause. This was no Norman Rockwell moment. This only lasted about 30 seconds. They were not crazy about sitting down & listening to a story after they opened their presents!

Christmas Eve at Mark & Sharon's home

Christmas dinner at Aaron and Becki's home

Tre's Christmas present from Dad, Mom, Papa & Nana

Chelsea THE Bubble Champ

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Day In The Desert

Johnny & Jamie's new Christmas toy...they just HAD to try in out BEFORE Christmas!

Johnny & Jamie were taking care of their nephews Ty & Jax for a couple of days. The kids had a great time together~





Will he ever grow up...I hope not!

Have you ever seen someone who can't sit indian-style or cross their have now!

Wiped out by the end of the day!

The rays from the sun through the clouds was a beautiful sight, this picture doesn't do it justice~

The day was awesome spending time together! One of the quads broke down at the beginning of the day but we still had a great time!! We went to the Nelson family Christmas party straight from the desert...dirty & tired! It was at our neice Tiffany's beautiful new home. The food was yummy & it looked like everyone was having a fun time!