Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Keenan's SLC Christmas

We missed Keenan at Christmas this year, but he had a nice time in Salt Lake City. Here's some photos he shared with us:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had such a wonderful Christmas here in NC! Kyle was home for Christmas this year and we had a fantastic conversation with Keenan who is in Salt Lake City on his mission. Brandee and Scott enjoyed their first Christmas in their own home (and I hope she posts some photos on her blog soon!! *hint*)

Handmade mittens from mom-mom:

Handmade American Girl Doll Dresses from Grandma:

Kyle's gift to Tim and me (SO COOL!!):

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours, we wish you the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kirsten says...

The other day, Kirsten told Tim a story of something that happened about 2 months ago. Tim changed my cell phone ring for his calls to Sugarland's Stuck Like Glue. Here's Kirsten's story:
Daddy, I have something funny to tell you. One time we were in the van and the cell phone rang and mommy started singing with it and then she said "oh my goodness. that's a phone call and you were calling her and she thought it was the song on the radio."
Kirsten started laughing her head off and then said "Ooooh man...that's a whole lot of funny!"

she cracks me up!

Christmas Parade

Hayleigh, Kirsten and I went to the Harmony Christmas Parade. We usually go every year, but this is the first year we went just because we wanted to go and not because one (or more!) of the kids is in the marching band!

The weather was perfect and the parade was very nice. Hayleigh, Kirsten and I were in the paper! Here's the article:

Harmony residents broke from their normal routines Sunday to line the streets and cheer on slow-moving floats, antique cars and Santa Claus during the town’s annual Christmas parade.

From beauty queens to football teams, the pride of the town and surrounding communities was on display. Firemen and emergency responders brought the sights and sounds of fire trucks and ambulances to the celebration and the children lining the route.

“It kind of starts the Christmas season,” Candice Watson said. “We come every year.”

Watson brought her two young daughters, Hayleigh and Kirsten, to the parade. The pair gathered candy tossed from float-riders and watched rather calmly while Santa rode past atop a fire truck, but stood transfixed by what came next.

“Is that the horses?” Kirsten asked her mother. “I want to ride Secretariat.”

While Santa may traditionally represent the highlight of most Christmas parades, there was no beating the dozens of horses decorated with bells and wreaths that closed the parade for Hayleigh and Kirsten.

“I don’t know,” Hayleigh said of what fascinated her about the horses. “I just like animals.”

The parade was a spirited affair. Shouts of “Merry Christmas” echoed back-and-forth between cars and spectators all afternoon. Floats serenaded the crowd with carols and candy was tossed freely. One crowd favorite was a man on an old, wooden flatbed truck pretending to enjoy the parade with a bottle of moonshine.

Harmony resident Jody Turner said he thought it was important for the town to continue the tradition of the parade. He had heard about it in years past, but made his first trip this year and said it was well worth it.

“It was bigger than I thought it would be,” Turner said, adding that the parade was a great family event. “I brought my family, my kids, my wife. I’ve got more family back up behind me.”

There were floats from the Boy Scouts, cheer teams, football teams, soccer teams, bands and multiple organizations from the community. Dozens of decades-old cars took up much of the parade’s line-up. A large group of motorcycles was nestled in the middle of the procession.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Inevitable Self-haircut

We thought maybe Kirsten was too old to have the desire to be sneaky and cut her own hair. She loves to go to Beth & Company for we thought just maybe she would be the only one of our kids NOT to cut her own hair....WE THOUGHT WRONG! Yikes!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Where in the World is Tim??

Ethan had his first soccer tournament with his new TCYSA team. It was a beautiful day weather-wise and Ethan played FANTASTIC! Until he got knocked into his goalie and knocked out and injured a tooth....then we got to spend 6 hours in a local ER waiting for the CT Scan results since he was unconscious for a minute.

Instead of bothering Tim at work and trying to find out where he is so I can start dinner, I've been using the Latitude app on my phone. Tim is in some really strange places sometimes!! One time when he was in Charlotte, the phone 'located' him in New York. When I refresh it, it usually puts him in the right place....But this time, I had to get a photo of where it located him! I know Tim drives fast, but not this fast! - he was working in Hickory this particular day, and this is where my phone showed him:


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