Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Christmas Time Activities

We spent the weekend before Christmas in Nampa to attend Grandma Robertson's Christmas party and Uncle Jordan's farewell.

Here are each of our kids with Santa at the party. It appears that Santa has Colt in a choke hold....?. We didn't put Bristol on his lap and I'm not sure why we didn't- would have been fun to have a picture.

We ate pizza, salad and desserts and then played a gift exchange game for the adults and one for the kids. I had to sabotage the kids game so that Colt could get the gift he wanted (the one we brought). It was a Lightening McQueen car and he was convinced that he would "Run so fast and win!" His face was priceless when he opened it.

The following day was Jordan's farewell. We got some pictures with him and our family so we could do a 'before and after'. He gave a great talk and musical number as well. He is now serving in Perth, Australia. Colt is very excited for when he can be a missionary too. He puts on his suit, grabs his scriptures and tells us to take him on his mission.

After the farewell we had a luncheon at Shane and Kim's. We took a ton of pictures. It had been a while since all the brothers and sisters were together so we took full advantage.

all the boys

all the brothers and sisters

brothers, sisters, spouses and parents

the grandkids and grandbabies

parents, kids and grandma

We didn't get one with EVERYBODY....I doubt you could catch us all in one photo. :) We had a fun time but then had to say goodbye to Jordan, which wasn't any fun. We miss him but we know he is a great missionary and is doing what he should be doing. Can't wait to see him again!

The Leg

I had minor surgery 5 weeks after Bristol was born. From genetics and from having 4 babies, I have a severe case of 'vein disease' in my left leg. This is a picture 10 days after the procedure when they stripped some veins out of my leg. It was painful and sore! It is still healing months later and as the doctor puts it, "Will never look like my other leg." Since then I have had some other vein injections and I will still have more work to do in the fall and throughout my life! Bummer!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bristol's Blessing

We blessed Bristol the last weekend in November. She was about 5 weeks old. Aunt Kelsey was in town a few days before and took these great pictures for us (the 2 above).

Bristol's blessing was a memorable one. We were supposed to get a few inches of snow, instead we got about a foot! In turn, hardly anyone could make it and then Grandma and Grandpa got snowed in at our house. We enjoyed the extra time with them, but Grandma Dawn was itching to get home because Aunt Cortney had baby Roxie that day. It was the smallest blessing circle we have ever had but we were happy to have Uncle Jordan stand in for his first baby blessing. Bristol some how ended up on her belly during the blessing- I am just glad they didn't drop her. Jason did a great job as always and we are so glad to have Bristol in our family.

Tooth Fairy's First Visit

Hallee lost her first tooth the last weekend in Thanksgiving. Grandma Dawn, Grandpa Randy, Great Grandma Robertson, and Uncle Jordan were all here for Bristol's blessing so they got to see the big event too. Here is her new grin (but the tooth is almost in now and the other bottom tooth is about to fall out!) Hallee tried to put her tooth in a baggie so she wouldn't lose it, but she lost it in the process! We looked for about an hour before we gave up and she wrote a note to the tooth fairy. It said, "Tooth Fairy My Tooth is Lost." It seemed to do the trick because the tooth fairy still left her $6!!