We had a wonderful Christmas morning! We opened presents with Mom Sites and Mormor/PopPaw watching via Skype. Everyone got lots of wonderful gifts. Thankful for the gifts of our Savior and of family.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
I'm still getting used to my new camera that Jon got me for Christmas--but I think that even though I likely did not use the most ideal setting on the camera, the shot still turned out awesome. You can see the motion of the snowmachine going...but Kaden's face is not blurred and you can see his rosy cheeks. Happy mama, almost-famous photographer! Haha.
Snowmachining at Grandma's house this evening-the kids had a blast. Took their helmets off so that I could get some photos with their expressions and rosy cheeks :)
Kaden loves to ride the most. Ellie loves to ride too. Noah has to be convinced every time that riding is a good idea.
Showing off his "stand up" move.
Taking sister for a slow ride and smiling for the camera.
Kaden does great with Ellie riding behind him. Usually they have helmets on...
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Lots going on with the holidays these past few weeks. Finally time to share some pictures!!!
We had a fun Sunday Solstice visit with Grandma.
Winter Solstice was today also, and we had just under four hours from sunrise to sunset. Winter Alaskan sunrises are the best!!
This is a photo card from the staff in the Education Dept, where I am the director (in addition to ICU). They are a great team!!
Kaden with his kindergarten teacher, Ms Montag, at the school's Christmas program. Kaden sang with his class and even had a solo!!
Crafts that the kids made with Andrea this past week. Great looking Christmas trees from all of them!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
We decorated the Christmas tree on Saturday and Sunday. The kids had a blast hanging up "their ornaments" and they did great. Our house officially looks like Christmas has arrived :)
checking out their ornament boxes
decorating the tree--hard to find places on the tree for heavy ornaments
finished product! the kids were exhausted by this point, so we didn't get a great kiddo picture, but they were proud enough to pose for this picture.
More holiday prep pictures to come!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
We had a great time on Saturday going to Salcha to find a Christmas tree. It was only -8 degrees out, which is much warmer than the last year that we cut down an Alaskan tree in 2010. Excited to post pictures of our adventures, which I took on my new Canon Rebel camera. Glad to have more than just a camera-phone to capture memories in 2015!!
the tree hunting gang
walking down the road in Salcha
the cabin in Salcha
cutting down the tree
the tree is down!!!
time to walk back to the van
even mom gets to help
our handsome helper, Kaden
love this picture. a daddy's love...nothing quite like it :)
my favorite cheesy smiler, Noah
first selfie with the new camera
love the snow when its thick on the branches
tree success! time to drive it home to Fairbanks
Time to decorate! More pictures to come soon!