Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ode to Michelle

I have to admit that if it weren't for Michelle and her camera, I wouldn't post nearly as many pictures on my blog, especially since I don't have my camera anymore. I'm telling you...anyone who's in Utah and wants pictures of themselves or their kids, Michelle is the one to call. She's AMAZING! If you want to see more of what she's done, go to rustybucketphotography.blogspot.com. You're bound to love what you see!

These are the latest pics we took of the boys. Whenever we plan just a few quick pictures it always turns into a memorable event...with beautiful photos to boot! Thanks Michelle!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Holiday happenings

We had an amazing Christmas! Bigger than it should have been because of the generosity and love of friends and family. We spent a lot of time with Greg's family and a lot of time on the phone with mine. Lincoln was sick for about three weeks - humidifiers, nebulizers, antibiotics, eydrops, high fevers, ER visits...you name it, we did it. As soon as he finally began to show signs of recovery (we knew he was feeling better because he wanted to wrestle everyone), the rest of us (and grandma and cousins) came down with it. 'Tis the season, right? Loving, caring, and sharing...even our germs. It seems, though, that everyone is finally on the mend.

Below are a few shots of our holiday fun. Lincoln had his first encounter with sugar cookie dough...and didn't eat much dinner that night. Grandma Elaine facilitated the first annual grandkids nativity. Porter was baby Jesus...and boy did everyone love him! It was darling. It was hard for the adults not to giggle through Grandpa Dale's reading of Jesus' birth because of the sweet children smothering baby Jesus. I look forward to next year's edition.

We hope you and your loved ones had a magical holiday season. We love you all. Welcome to 2009 . . . bring it on!