Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Decorations

Fifth (and final) round!!

Our last Christmas Celebration was at Chris' parents house. Since Allison had to work, we also got to take Elijah with us. He had some gifts from Jennifer, Diego, and Nicole so he was pretty happy!

Opening my present from my secret santa....Thanks Nanny!!

Elijah falling asleep with his all time favorite, Diego (Dalton) and his new favorite, Maddie.

Me, Elijah, Chris, Nicole, Leo (Chris' dad), and DaltonAnna and Abby checking out the art set we got them!Nicole and Anna

All in all, we had a great Christmas! We're so blessed to have so much amazing family so close! We had 5 great Christmas celebrations! We love being able to be with family to celebrate the birth of Jesus!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Round 4!

Our next stop was my Grandparents house. We had a great time opening presents and eating some wonderful goodies!!
Chris and I in our Christmas best!!

Elijah and his Uncle Tyler (It's rare to get Tyler in a pic so this is definately blog worthy!!)

Elijah helping Aunt Lee Ann pass out presents. It's a family tradition that the youngest grandkids help, so the job fell on Elijah this year!

Allison and Lijah with all their gifts.....yeah, we're pretty blessed!

Santa brought a 'special' gift for everyone.....this was Allisons!

Chris and his 'special' gift from Santa....complete with jingle bells on the bottom and a matching hat!

Elijah working hard to open his presents.

Lexi and one of her many gifts!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Round 3

Our next Christmas celebration was at Chris' mom's house on Christmas morning.

Nicole opening presents!!

Jennifer, Andres, and Dalton all in their new coats!

Chris with all his presents

Round 2

We have several Christmas celebrations, so here are a few pics of Christmas at our house...meaning us and the dogs. I'll post pics from our other celebrations later.
Me with my presents!
Chris with his Broncos toothbrush (long story, but in case you were wondering he really doesn't like the Broncos that much). Also, this is a hilarious pic of Emma!!

Marathon enjoying her Christmas bone!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

We opened presents at my mom's house this morning. It was an early morning, but so fun!

Fresh out of bed and almost ready to open present!

Looking through the stocking.
Ready to open presents!!

Trying to figure out Elijah's new Smart Cycle

Tuckered out!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Baking!!

I love to bake, and I especially love Christmas baking!! Here's a few pics of the last week's baking!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

No Intelligence Allowed!!

Tonight I watched a great documentary by Ben Stein. In it, he told how many of todays leading academic professors are being kicked out of academia mearly for speaking about intelligent design, or creationism. Many times they're not even advocating it! I highly recomend you rent it and watch it!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Day!!

Yesterday was a snow day, so we decided to take advantage of it and go sledding. Here's the highlights:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Trees!!

Last weekend we helped Chris' parents put up their Christmas tree, then Nicole came over and helped me put up ours! Every year we put up the trees together, and it's great fun! Here's the finished products!!
Our Tree
Jennifer and Andres' tree!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

FYI #4

When you're making yummy Christms goodies, and have a dog that can easily reach things on the counter, it's a good idea to put the blue food coloring away as soon as you're done. Just a warning, but if you forget it's very likely that you will end up with a dog that has a blue mouth and nose.....

Mean Mommy Face

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Emma's Bed....Wait, What?!

We bought Emma a very cute pink bed last year. However, she rarely, if ever uses it. Marathon, on the other hand, really loves it! Since the first weekend we had her she finds a way to contort herself to fit into the bed. Surprisingly, she still finds a way to fit!

This was yesterday....believe me, there really is a bed under there!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

We had a great Thanksgiving with our families! Here's some pictures from Chris' parents house. (I forgot to take pictures at my mom's house!) Nanny and Jennifer
Bombpooh (grandpa) and Uncle Jon

Dalton serinading Maddie

Nanny and Bombpooh

Alex really enjoying his Thanksgiving dinner!

Omaha, Nebraska

Northern Natural Gas
I tried to take a couple of pictures of the office but it was dark. So I found a picture on the internet. Here is a picture of Northern Natural Gas Company. My office is on the 7th floor. I love the glass windows because you can look out and see everything, especially on the 7th floor. On one side of the building you can look out and see the river. Pretty awesome! Security is pretty tight, you need an ID card to get in the office. There are a lot of huge houses right across the office with tennis courts, basketball courts, 4 car garage, and lots of land. This area near the office must be the rich neighborhood. Must be nice!