Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas! It was peaceful and full of love!

Adelee hula-hooped ALL day! Gordie loved playing with all his new toys! And we survived a really long Christmas Mass (which was wonderful and full of beautiful music!) Gordie cheered after each song ("Deahhhhhhhh!!!" With clapping) Adelee disciplined her father when he tried to tickle her "No, daddy we at church, we play wresting when we get home!" She also pointed out all the pictures of Jesus and said "Jesus has hair on his chin and his belly".

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Martha's trip started with a wonderful weekend in Las Vegas with Suzanne and Mackenzie!

Adelee, Gordie stepped foot in their first Casino and we had lunch in "Venice".

Then it was on to Aspen to play in the snow...and stretch our legs...

We made it to Denver to have a wonderful lunch with Cousin Eileen.

Then we drove, drove and drove some more... but everyone is still happy...well at least Gordie is happy...Adelee and Kendall are thinking about it!

We made it to Holland!!!

We all had a wonderful time ice skating...both kids amazed us!!

Can never pass up a chance to cuddle Papa (plus it gave mommy a chance to skate alone...which was really not that pretty!)

Chuck and Martha had a chance to go out on a double date with Anna and Tom :)

Then we were on to visit Great Grandpa in Jackson, the kids loved seeing him!

Picking carrots with Nana!

Papa's train was one of Adelee and Gordie's highlights of the trip!

We celebrated Nathan's First Birthday! Laura and Gavin arrived on Sunday and the cousins were together! Absolutely wonderful!

Laura and Martha

The Henry Ford Museum was a lot of fun with the Lego Exhibit

We had a nice visit with Gramma Rose!

We had a lot of Dance Parties!

The kids after "Christmas"

Mom and Dad's Christmas Present...The 3 Daughter's Rug

Off to North Carolina to visit Gramma and Grammpa...and visit Santa!

The Kids Science Center with Gramma and Grampa K.

Off to Dallas, Tx to hang with the Ratcliff Family!
Suzanne and the kids

All the boys! (A. was reading books in the other corner of the cute little coffee shop)

And we are all still smiling with only a couple of more days left in our vacation!

After we left Dallas, we drove west toward California...we stopped very briefly in Flagstaff Az to see the Lurie Family...but we were quickly chased out by a blizzard that dropped over 2 feet of snow in the mountains of Northern Az! We had snow...then rain...then more snow west of the desert as we headed down into Los Angeles! Crazy!

What a great trip! Thanks everyone for so much fun and love!