Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Late Christmas Eve night as Zach was diligently working on the living room floor I looked at him and asked if he realized he was putting together his son's first bike. It was a sweet moment getting it ready, wondering what Micah's reaction would be seeing this bright red (of course) bike on the front porch the next morning. Though his first reaction was of fear (of course), unsure of how high he was off the ground, his first time trying it out at my parents was just what his parents had envisioned. He got the hang of peddling pretty quickly and even went around the circle in my parents' neighborhood. He came back with a proud smile yelling, "mama look I'm learning!" My big boy, my melting heart!

christmas morning in pictures

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

May the GOd of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
~Romans 15:13

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus

Though we've made a Happy Birthday Jesus cake the last couple Jesus, this year we attended our first Birthday party! Some very good friends invited some families over to snack, fellowship, play (for the kids), and celebrate the birth of our savior!!

Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given...

~Isaiah 9:6

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas cookies

Micah and I have made Christmas cut outs the last 3 years, which we will continue to do until forever, but this year Connor got to help. By help, I mean eat all the dough he could fit in his mouth while occasionally plopping a cookie cutter anywhere on the table.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

christmas with the cardozas

Last night we went over to Matt and Leslie's to eat dinner and exchange our Christmas presents. Leslie had found these super cute sugar cookies decorated like melting snowmen so she had made some for the kids to decorate. They turned out super cute. Well except for Connor's because he kept eating the top of the marshmallow head and it started looking a little more like a snowman autopsy :)

After dinner Matt started trying to 'get' William as he ran past him which turned into Matt having to 'get' all 4 kids which turned into a run around scream, roar, tickle fight. Fun times!!

Connor opted out of the game to sit in a chair and pose. Then figured while he was on the chair he might as well start jumping off of it :)

Then as we were about to open presents these two little love birds began posing, and posing, and posing. They informed us later in the evening that they were going to be married. Though we all thought they were a bit young there weren't any real arguments on the matter. Truth is we're all holding out for that exact announcement in about 20 years!

We attempted to get a picture of the 4 of them. Technically they all made it in the picture!

Then it was present time! The boys gave William and Isabella the movies Cars and Beauty and the Beast. They gave the boys a Toy Story 3 game (we LOVE games!) and a remote control fire truck. The guys got their usuals, coffee and scones for Matt and Nutella for Zach. Leslie gave me a little teapot, tea and Sugar in the Raw packets (my fav!) and I gave her Lineage of Grace (one of my favorite books and we have similar tastes so I know she'll love it) and a little chalkboard I made from a plate and chalkboard paint. Much excitement in all the openings!