Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Texas Christmas 08' Part II

Karis, Noah and I arrived in Texas on Wednesday, Dec. 3. We had a nice relaxing afternoon with my parents that night and then a good talk and visit with my brother. Thursday, we went shopping at a new outlet mall by my parents house, it was great, it has every store a girl could want and more!! Thursday night, my mom, my sister-in-law, Tanya, and I went to the Woman's Christmas party at my parent's church. As we were about to pull out of the driveway, my niece Madison comes running out saying that Noah threw up. I was very distraught. Since we had all dealt with the virus the week before, I was praying that we weren't all going to get it again. My wonderful Dad encouraged us to go ahead and go, so we did. Noah was fine the rest of the night, but my mom got sick that night. She spent all of Friday in bed, so my dad and I ran a few errands with the kids and hung out. Friday night, I went to watch Madi play softball after my kids were in bed. My dad got sick that night. The kids and I decided to go shopping on Saturday so my parents could rest.
Sunday, we went and spent a few hours with one of my good friends, Mandy, and her family. We had great time letting the kids play together and catching up. Monday we picked Justin up from the airport and went to Orange. Thursday we headed back to my parents. We did Christmas with my parents and brother's family on Friday night and watched Madi play some more softball on Saturday. Sunday after church I got some more good Mexican food!!
I always enjoy our time in Texas, time just always seems to fly by. Being with my parents is such joy and I am so glad that my children love playing with their cousins!

We pray everyone has a very Merry Christmas celebrating the special and unique birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. May we all find our hope in Him this year!

"She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21

Monday, December 22, 2008

Texas Christmas 08' Part I

Christmas in Texas is always a blast, being with our families, but this year, it was even more special. We got to see and play in snow, yes, I said snow in southeast Texas, which literally never happens. Justin said the last time he remembered it snowing was when he was very little.
Karis, Noah, and I left for Texas by ourselves on Wed. Dec. 3. They were both wonderful on the plane. We then spent the next five days with my parents and brother's family. More to come on this in part II.
Monday, Justin flew in. After we picked him up from the airport, we went straight to Orange. We had a wonderful dinner with his Dad, Susan, and Courtney, his sister. Both of Justin's grandparents are in a nursing home right now, but while we were there, his Papou was in the hospital in Beaumont. Our next few days were spent between Beaumont, the nursing home, and Pop Pop and Grammy's. We had a wonderful time of opening gifts for Christmas, eating Mexican food, and having Noah's 1st birthday party, cake thanks to Aunt Courtney. We also let Karis open up some early presents for her birthday next month from Aunt Courtney!
Here are some pictures of our great time together. Spending the holiday with family is always fun, and I am so glad that my children get to have this time with them.

Part II of our Texas trip coming soon!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Noah's 1st Birthday!

Since we were in Texas for Noah's first birthday, I was unable to post. We had a great day with Justin's family and of course, there was cake! Noah really enjoyed himself eating and licking his fingers. Justin's sister make Noah's cake, and she did a great job!
Here are some pictures to let them show you how much Noah enjoyed himself!

I honestly can't believe my sweet Noah is one. He is growing up so fast and is now starting to know what he wants. He is very cuddly now and loves his daddy the most. When he wakes up in the morning, he has to have his milk and then his daddy.
We are so thankful and blessed to have you in our lives Noah John, you are a joy and so much fun. Thank you for making us laugh all the time. I love you so much!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Back from Texas

Just wanted to let you all know that we are back from Texas. As soon as I can, I will post pictures of Noah's first birthday and our Christmas' with both families. We had a wonderful time, and now it is back to real life! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

No Turkey for us!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family was thankful for many things, but was without the turkey and trimmings. Karis got the stomach bug on Monday night. She seemed to be doing much better after a day of rest, but Wednesday night Justin and Noah both got it. It was only a night bug for Justin, but Noah continued to be sick, only at nighttime, for the next two nights. It seemed very strange for him to be sick only at night, but he is on the mend now!

God showed us many things to be thankful for despite not feeling well. We were thankful that our sickness was last week and not this week, since we leave for Texas tomorrow. We were thankful for the Lampheres and our neighbors bringing us food. Most of all, we were thankful to just be together as a family and to put all our hope and trust in our Savior.

I hope you guys have a great few weeks. I will post after we get back from Texas, we will be doing Christmas with the families and celebrating Noah's first birthday!