It's not a sad song, but for some reason this makes me cry!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
December is party time! It always starts off early in December with the annual Dean family Granddaughters' Luncheon, hosted by Chris' grandmother Pearl. We get to enjoy a whole afternoon in her beautiful home, where we are treated like royalty. There is always a delicious lunch where we sit at a gorgeously decorated table while she serves us. We always have a fun little gift at each of our places. And Grandmommy will come in and give us little lessons on caring for our linens or silver or other lessons of refinement. It is a treat that we look forward to every year. Did I mention she is in her nineties?? She is an amazing woman! I want to be just like her.
Here she is with all the girl cousins at the Dean family party (everyone gets invited to this one!)
Of course it's not all fun and games. We have our Christmas program, with the traditional nativity.
Owen and Ethan at our ward Christmas party. They managed to have snow for us! The kids loved it.
I hope the Sorensons don't mind, but I had to put this in to show their holiday spirit. They were part of the Christmas parade - they looked great!
And of course Holiday Open House at the School... where we get to do all kinds of fun things. Owen was a little shy to sit on Santa's actual lap. This was our compromise...poor santa!
Lots of singing and performing.
And more singing and performing!
We don't have many more years left of this so I am trying to tell myself to enjoy it while it lasts!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Lindsay had a band performance in Old Town (love the vest and bowtie Linds!). We sat outside in the pouring rain but they played their Christmas music enthusiastically. Luckily Dad saved the day by running across the street for Starbucks hot chocolate to warm our cold hands. On the way back through Old Town we stumbled across SNOW! There were huge mounds of snow piled up behind the children's museum (leftovers from their Winter wonderland party the night before.)
It made for a very fun, very impromptu snowball fight.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We're definitely using them again next year!
And the winner is...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Owen started T-Ball this fall. It has been perfect for him (and me!) because they meet on Saturdays for an hour for a game/practice. He has loved it! It has been hillarious to watch the games. Most of the kids are younger than Owen, so they are pretty much clueless. The first week he fielded a ball and then was actually tackled by a teammate. The kid took the ball from him and then just stood there. Owen just looked at us so confused.
Playing catch with Dad.
Killing time in the outfield.
Power hitter at bat.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
We usually eat dinner and play some games and it always includes a spooky story told by Mimi. Chris was entranced by his mom's storytelling.