My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Some Christmas favorites

Here are a few random pictures of our Christmas, mostly of interest to Grandparents, probably.  Don’t bother trying to figure out what I was thinking with this picture arrangement…  The computer has a mind of its own!


We made our Gingerbread houses with real Gingerbread this year.  It made the house smell yummy!



The kids like to sleep “under the Christmas tree” at least once during the season.  I love that Josh is already crying about something!  The picture captured what it is really like!


IMG_2785 We took a vote, and decided to go Ice Skating on Christmas Eve.  Everyone did great!  A few minor bruises and some freezing and crying and quitting  toward the end, but all in all a successful family outing.


We had a fancy Christmas Eve dinner…complete with Sparkling Cider.  Ham and mashed potatoes, on our finest paper plates!IMG_2826

Rebecca’s favorite gift…her cell phone, hands down!

Savannahs favorite?  Either the camera that she had forgotten she wanted, or the new boots.


IMG_2863 Caleb’s had lots of best gifts.  The remote control car, and a whole stocking full of magic tricks!




Josh’s favorite would probably be the remote control car, but the book of poems was unexpectedly funny.


IMG_2862 Jonah loved the punching bag until his big brothers popped it on Christmas morning.  But the best, most enduring gifts have been the sunglasses and the dollar store harmonica.  He kept track of them all during our travels to Thatcher and Tucson!

Simon’s favorite is definitely the new swing for the porch!



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  2. cute pictures. Isn't Christmas the best! I'm going to be sad when my kids are old and Santa doesn't come anymore. Boo Hoo