Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Family time is the best time

I have come to the conclusion that it's not ME that's so slow and insufficient at blogging, it's just that time passes too quickly for me to keep up!

For special meeting rounds, we had the privilege of having JoAnna Ernsthausen (from ND) stay with us on that Friday and Saturday night! The next night, we got to have even more company! Dan Helenek came, bring friends! :) Duane & Janette and John & Ellen Christiansen showed a slide show from when they went to Ecuador last year.
No, I'm not pregnant, I just look really fat. Perfect timing, really...as I'm posting, I have a muffin that I just took my first bite out of. However, after looking at myself...I gave it up to a little 2 year old who just happens to love muffins. Ha...Win/Win.

I just love this picture of Bentley! This excited expression is pretty common...he'll spot you looking at him and he'll march over to you, excited, squealing, wide eyes the whole way :)

This frozen spider web is enchanting! Until the spring time of course, when there will be an actual spider in it!
The wreath even had frost on it! Looks so cozy and inviting!

So, don't just stand there, COME IN!

Bentley's idea of "hanging out". What a monkey!

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For the Christmas holiday, we went up to Logans parents, and was special to be there again! I love my in-laws and glad that our kids love them all too! There was a little (belated) birthday party for Kadyn who just turned 8! Christmas morning we dug into stockings to see what St. Nick Mom & Dad put in them!
This was Kadyn's greatest gift of all! She proclaims to be a Griz fan just to side with her favorite Aunt, but she's been known to cross the fence to where the Bobcats roam too.... ;)

The Christmas/stocking idea was totally new to Coy so he was a little confused, I think, but happy, nonetheless to get new toys and treats!

Once again, not to flattering of myself, but these cousins are the main subjects anyway! Coy really looks up to his older cousins, Trenton, Kadyn & Spencer! Uncle Kenny & Aunt Lichen spent the weekend there as well...being the cool aunt and uncle who plays a lot with the kids :)
(We really missed Quiana, Trapper & Baylon, though!)

Now that we are home, the kids are having a hard time with not being spoiled every minute!  We could really use a Grandma & Papa here full time! ;)

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TEN days until we leave for Wisconsin!!


Carmen said...

We loved being with you guys. What cute little boys you are raising.

Heather T said...

Looks like a great time! Nice Dan was there, too!:0) Your little family is adorable...maybe we'll see you at some point while you are here...enjoy!