Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thinking Back and Looking Forward

Christmas 2008 was wonderful for us we enjoyed Christmas lights, yummy treats, singing LOTS of Christmas carols (especially Chloe) shopping, wrapping, Christmas cards, spiritual moments, family time and lots of love.  We spent Christmas Eve at mom's and we had our traditional soups and bread with dessert.  Then we had a program and gift exchange.  Christmas morning was filled with lots of wrapping paper and squeals of excitement.  Some of the things the kids got were: Sydney got a camera, bejeweler, a case and rhinestones for the bejeweler, clothes, accessories for the camera, a soccer necklace, underarmor pants, bath and body works set, and more.  Zach got clothes, rubix cube, slinky, bakugan, r/c car, tetherball set, wireless guitar for the xbox 360, pump rocket and a 360 game.  Kyle got clothes, rubix cube, slinky, r/c car, bike, guess who game, pump rocket, wireless guitar, xbox 360 game, pirana panic game and last but not least Chloe got lots of sleeping beauty stuff like a dress, wand, shoes, crown, earrings, the SB dvd, 2 games, a doll, dora and the pegasus horse, barbie rapunzel dvd and more.  We all received more than we needed but we are sure grateful for what we have and for eachother.  It's been a good year and we look forward to a very exciting and prosperous 2009.  Happy New Year Everyone!   

Christmas 2008

A New Camera for Sydney
Sleeping Beauty Dress for Chloe
Bike for Kyle
Clothes and a Tetherball set for Zach

Christmas Eve at Mom's
Our 4 Beautiful children!  Merry Christmas

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Were ready for Christmas!

I think that our family is SO ready for Christmas. Our house is all decorated. Mom was pretty bumbed that she was not the first one with the christmas tree or christmas lights up. I told her there is always next year! Tonight we decorated the tree with ornaments and put up the lights. Mom put up the decorations up on Tuesday night. :)

Our beautiful tree
Kyle hanging up ornaments 
This picture makes me laugh!
Zach's turn to put up the star
 4 Beautiful kids
Mom and Dad
Our finished product outside
And some lights
Inside decor
Inside decor
Our stockings 
Our little town

Our fun Thanksgiving Weekend!!!

This Thanksgiving was so much fun! Jessie and Glenn came down from Utah for Thanksgiving which was so much fun! Also Grandma and Grandpa Brereton are down here for 1-2 months and they are staying in a trailer park. We were so happy that the Giles came down! We had lots of fun and we love them lots and lots. We did so many fun things like the boys played football, the thanksgiving meal, and temple christmas lights. Here are a few pictures of all the fun.

 Dad playing the Turkey Bowl with our ward on Thursday morning.
 Grandma and Grandpa cooking in the kitchen
Jessie making her yummy dip!
Dad and Grandpa
Mom and Jessie
Uncle Glenn cutting the Turkey
Grandma making the gravy
Sydney and Jessie taking a nap :)
The kids table!!
The adult table. Chris's partner Grahame came over with his girlfriend Eve.
Chloe and her olive fingers
Waiting for the lights to turn on
Cute cousins!
The Nativity Scene
Our cute family!

Trip to the Temple...

Our Stake President asked us to visit the temple for a day of thanks last saturday. To think about and talk about all the things we are grateful for.  Dad took lots of pictures of plants, flowers, and trees:) Afterwards we went and visited Grandma Sackley which was very nice. We were very glad that we were able to attend the temple!