Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day


Merry Christmas!!!! 




Matthew praying before we started opening presents... we love his huge heart for Jesus!



A new chair for her room.

He loves his new hat!
Doug showing Matthew the design for a new "Ninja Warrior" obstacle coarse in our backyard. That was our big gift to him, along with all the supplies. He is SO excited!

He also got a pull up bar. Matthew is going to get in shape this year apparently! :) 
Evelyn loves her plush blanket from Jody.. teal of course!

Bodie got into the Christmas spirit too... sort of!

Doug's brother and his family as well as Aunt Mary came over this afternoon. We, as always, enjoy our time with them on Christmas Day. One of our favorite holiday traditions! And, in keeping with tradition, I get hardly any photos because I am just enjoying the company. 

Love these kids.. and the relationship they have!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve

The kids are all tucked in, all the gifts are under the tree, and I am SO excited for tomorrow! But ... that doesn't mean today wasn't super fun and amazing. Here's a recap of our Christmas Eve...

Let's first, tho, go back to last weekend, when we went to Salem to celebrate with the Morris clan. Didn't get many photos, but we had a lovely time.

The big boys... my  nephews are growing up!
My bro-in-law and Aunt Mary. Love them both...

Lillian reading the Christmas story. She did a super  job!

The kittens were a hit with Evelyn... of course!!

OK... now onto today. We had a low key morning, then headed for church.



Candlelight Service is my favorite.

We headed over to mom's after church and had a family get together there. Always a lovely time.

My beautiful niece, Regan, who is 10 and almost as tall as me! 

Mom's always got sweets galore at Christmas time.. and we all love that about her! 
Cole and Matthew counting Santa's at Grandma's.. there's a lot of them!
Cousins...


Time for presents! 







Watching The Polar Express... a Christmas tradition with the cousins!
We got home and got into jammies.. then the kids had to try out their new spooner boards from Grandma and Grandpa. :) 

I will enjoy the quiet and dim Christmas tree lights for a little longer then head to bed. 

May your hearts prepare HIM room tonight...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Blazer Game

Our sweet neighbors gifted us with tickets to the Blazer game tonight and we had the funnest time with them enjoying the evening! The kids have never been to a Blazer game.. Evelyn has never been inside the Moda Center.. so it was an extra fun night for them.







We had great seats!





He loved every moment of the game.. and I loved watching him love every moment of the game! :) 


Evelyn actually enjoyed it too... we were pleasantly surprised. Doug had a big part in that.. keeping her engaged and being his usualy silly self!

After the game we got to go down on the court and shoot around. A super cool moment for Matthew!





Our sweet neighbors Dave and Kay. We adore them and so thankful for them in our lives!

A fun way to start off Christmas Break!