Friday, December 28, 2007

9ten11twelve


Here is a scanned picture from Kiddie Kandids- we framed it for my mom for Christmas...thanks Tami for the great deal!

ok so on the 9th day of Christmas Chay arrived in Spokane...4 hour flight delay brought him crawling into bed at 3 am...

10th day of Christmas we celebrated Kenzie's birthday- she has been saying cake for a month now...she finally got to be the one to blow out the candles and open presents. Mckenzie is quite the colorful girl- with all emotions raging it seems. She is very happy yet can be such a pill sometimes. Her laugh is so hearty and loud- very contagious- before I know it I am giggling right along with her- She loves to play, sing, dance, read stories, and tease- she is full of life. She isn't drawn to any 1 thing- she doesn't have a favorite anything- besides my arms...yes you read it right- she likes to touch my arms when she falls asleep- She loves gadgets and electronics. She has taken apart every flashlight in the house. For Christmas I bought her a classic wooden workbench with screws, nails, screwdrivers, bolts- she loves it! I bought her pretty panties for her birthday- here in a couple weeks we are going to potty learn- oh my oh my- scary

11th day of Christmas- We acted out the Christmas story with costumes that were too small...it was actually pretty funny- Mckenzie was Mary and Julia was baby Jesus- Chay- Joseph me- angel- Dad was a Shepard and Joette a lamb...baaaa baaaa....Mary didn't want to keep her clothes on...so we eventually gave up and just read and sang- it brought the spirit nevertheless and that is all that matters

12th day was Christmas- and oh what beautiful chaos...family everywhere- everyone talking over everyone- paper flying and if I hear one more conversation about snow gloves from Costco I am going to go crazy...we had fun. That night we played speed scrabble and Mom with the radiated brain beat me every time. Missionaries came over for dinner-

I have a whole lot more thoughts, funnies, insights, feelings about Christmas this year but I will write about that later-

12 days of Christmas- someone was doing the 12 days to my mom when we were up in Washington. The last day I answered the door as soon as they knocked...I wanted to give them the scare of their life. I chased after them but stopped when they got to our field. I saw shadows of two people running- snow crunching as they ran- I screamed out how thankful we were for them and to have a Merry Christmas. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

7 comments:

EDK said...

It was so wonderful to have you home with your great husband and babies. I had such a wonderful Christmas. I couldn't stay home though, the day you left....the house was too quiet. The snow made the silence have an eerie, empty feeling...my babies were gone, and Christmas was slipping away for another year.

Jeff Thurgood said...
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Jeff Thurgood said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your two girls are such cuties. Your mom is also so sweet. Each time we see her she is always smiling and extending a helping hand. I am glad you, Chay and the girls had a special Christmas.

Marne said...

Merry Christmas April! Sounds like you created wonderful memories. The picture of the girls is precious!

Tara said...

I love that picture of Kenzie & Julia. How sweet! Sounds like Christmas was fantastic for you two! Glad you made it back and fit in the car (with all your loot) - wow, it was a squeeze!

joette said...

I miss you guys so much. That just flew by!! baabaabaa fa fa scrabble GO!

Calie said...

Scrabble has a whole new meaning for me now. April what a wonderful time it was to have you home. Your girls are darling and Chay is wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas.
PS Can I get a new pair of gloves cause mine are too small and I heard that Costco had a great deal on some gloves. HA
Love you Apey