Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Gabe didn't seem to really care about opening things. He was pretty tame in the morning (which is actually a first for him).

Eva refused to open any gifts until she had ridden her new bike from santa. She had to ride it all over the house. She loves her bike!

Gabe just chillin' and getting ready to go open gifts.

We had our friend take a picture of us the night before at her house. We went over there for dinner. We had a great christmas and now we are just trying to ween Eva off of chocolate and candy. This should be fun...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ward Christmas Party! Crazy, wild times.

Santa came for a visit at our ward christmas party last weekend. Eva was dreamily gazing at him after he gave her candy. She's the one in the middle with her butt sticking out. She stood like that looking at santa for quite some time. It was so cute.

Gabe on the other hand, was busy downing the drink in daddy's cup. He let both his hands free and just used his teeth to hold the cup. I thought it was so hilarious.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Bringing in the Christmas season with a bang!

Last saturday, a couple of my friends and I, drug our kids out in the cold to the christmas market they have downtown in Wiesbaden. We had a ball. Eva was eating a sour gummy strip and loving it. Gabe just looked bored. We rode on a huge farris wheel and I freaked out. It was taller than the one at lagoon and it scared the crap out of me. Eva was loving it as well as all the other million kids we piled in there.

We've even had a few snow storms. Eva licked the snow off my car, but I didn't get a picture of it. I was too busy laughing.

Ok, I was pretty dang proud of my ginger bread house. My friend Alisha made the actual house and I just decorated it. I'm still proud of it. I was able to get some candy on it before Eva ate everything else. She didn't seem to want to help me decorate it because she was too occupied eating the plethera of candy on the table.

This is what a real gingerbread house looks like! This is actually real too. It was downtown at the christmas market. Pretty awesome if you ask me. However, it makes mine look pretty dang pathetic.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Our fun thanksgiving

Here are some of my friends that were able to come to my house for thanksgiving. From left to right: Elaina Bishop, Lisa Terhune, and Erica Lott (the volleyball player from BYU). We had four adults and 11 children. My other friend Sarah was going to come over too, but she got the flu and was throwing up, so we just had her two girls over. It was such a nice thanksgiving.

I made the best turkey I've ever eaten in my life. It was so tender it just melted off the bone. We had my neighbor come over and carve it because none of us knew how and we had no men here to help out. I forgot to take a picture of the turkey before it was cut, but here's what it looked like after. Lisa made the rolls and they were just like mom's. They were fabulous. I made the turkey, two pies, stuffing from scratch, which I've never done before, and mashed potatoes with stuff in them. They were really good.