Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Moving Decisions

Its been a while since I've updated....
We are in the think of packing and making decisions on how to move. We have gotten two quotes and decided that we would be able to save money by moving ourselves. This means that we are doing all the work. Of course John and I have different views on how things need to be done so that adds to the fun!
We did learn some things from the men that came to give quotes. U-haul has the best deals on boxes and Budget has the best trucks. So that is what we are doing. We are still working out the details but it looks like my nephew and brother will be helping drive and move. The plan is to load the truck or trucks on the 29th or 30th and travel back to the New Plymouth area for a night or two and then drive to Colorado. Truck has to be returned by the Feb 4th.
I'm trying really hard to clean out and downsize, ha, ha.....I'm trying!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Fire Pit Fun

Mark the fire guy, he spent most of the day burning wood and getting the fire ready.
Hot Dogs over the fire for lunch. (In the rain)

Chubby begging from Jessica.
Smore's in the evening - Jenni, Hunter, Jay, Adriene, and Alex

Mark and Molly in Front
Dan, Jordan, Alex and Jamie
Group around fire eating smore's - Mark, Dan, Alex, Jay, Adriene, Hunter, Geoff, Jordan and Molly

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Day

White Christmas!Boys with Santa gifts

Chubby is invited upstairs for his "present" dog bones wrapped in paper for him to open. He is as excited as a little kid.

After dinner family photo. Back row: Craig, Shirley, Eric, Chuck and Michelle. Sitting: Neola, Mark Luke, John and Jay.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Family Picture
Jay, Luke and Mark (it took several to get this one)

Every year we get them a Christmas Book. They open it together, then take turns reading it. This year's book was "The Gift of the Christmas Cookie, sharing the True Meaning of Jesus' Birth. This book has special meaning to our family as both sets of Grandparents have German backgrounds and grew up with the Springerle Cookie.

Christmas Eve

Mark, Jay and Luke in front of the Christmas Tree

after church. One of the many pictures they humor me

with each Christmas:)