A beautiful day in December.  The sun made us happy.  We played on the pond, took rides on the sled and played King and Queen of the hill.  It was a great day finished off with some cookies and hot chocolate!

Mommy and Annika in the sun!

Dude on the pond, soaking up the sun!
 Annika looking adorable, snow covered and all!
 Bianca enjoying her hot chocolate.


Christmas Day 2010!


Christmas Eve.  My attempt at a nice shot of the kids.  Didn't go so well :(

Take 1:

 Take 2:

I give up!


Meeting Santa!

Bennett wimped out :(


Holiday bokeh!


Bennett hiding behind the tree, he looks so sweet here!


The girls getting along so well at Bianca's Christmas show.


Bianca's turn to do the calendar.


Our gingerbread house kept us busy during the blizzard!


Bianca playing dress up with some hand me down coats.

December 8th, 2010

A big little girl.

December 7th, 2010

Sarge was neglected today so he was rewarded with a doggy bone.

I love his feet. 

December 6th, 2010

Today was St. Nick's day and the kids got new jammies, a book and some slippers.  Just look at how big the girls are this year?  My mind is boggled by this picture of such big girls.  Sorry for the crappy quality and noise, it was very early and very dark!

December 5th, 2010

Her not so baby belly.

December 4th, 2010

A day of family in the house today.  We celebrated Ali and my grandpa's birthday today.  We gathered all the cousins on my mom's side.  It was great to get them all together.  They are such a cute bunch of kids!  We missed you grandpa!

Uncle Jeff reading the kids Christmas stories.  He decided to ad lib characters and the kids thought it was hilarious.  We are lucky to have family who is so involved!

December 3rd, 2010

A warm night in.  The girlies playing the computer and Bennett watching The Polar Express by the fire...

Life is good!

December 2nd, 2010

I visited my grandpa today.  He was in great spirits and looked really good.  He was eating like a champ and it was so nice to see him like that.  He goes in for dialysis tomorrow along with a blood transfusion so he won't be feeling like this for too long.  I took this picture of Grandpa with his baby Molly with my sister's iPhone.  I'm glad I did.  Gramps, we all love you!