Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Johnson family Christmas

The Johnsons came down to HS to visit and see us in our new house.  We had a great day, of games, presents and doggies! We were thankful they came to see us right before Christmas! 

Christmas 2016

We had a wonderful Christmas this year, pretty low key and relaxed with HAPPY kiddos!  Santa came, and we got to see lots of family and enjoyed being together!
 Time to put out the reindeer food!

My favorite gift is this necklace that DF made me on his own, wrapped it and put under the tree. A treasure! I wore it proudly!

DF read from the Bible all of Luke 2 and did a terrifc job before opening presents at Meme and Grandpa's house!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Our local celebrity

So Nora made the paper twice this week, and today she was on the front page of the paper!!!!  She keeps saying how she's "famous" :)

Blakely was with her both times so they both are!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Morphew cousin time

The Morphew's were in Arkansas for 2 weeks after Thanksgiving and those cousins got in some GOOD play time!  They wanted to be together as much as possible, and they were.  They made some big messes, had some big laughs and Isaac and Teddy even had some pretty big fights (ha, 2 year olds and sharing!)  We went bowling, to the nail salon, decorated Christmas cookies, went to lunch at Lakeside twice, and made lots of memories! It was so nice to be together for such an extended amount of time and be Aunt Amanda!  Aunt Amanda can be silly and do fun activities and give away chocolate chip cookies!!! :)   I love my family and love my time with them all.

Christmas Program and Breakfast with Santa

 The last couple of Sundays have been busy!  Last weekend we brunched with Santa on Grandpa's birthday.  The kids were thrilled to hear they were on The Nice List!  It is also always extra fun to see Meme and Grandpa and be with the Vaught cousins!   This Sunday, Nora and David Franklin participated in the Children's program at Church.  I told DF I was proud of him for leading worship, and he said "Mom, I'm not leading worship, I haven't even been to college yet!"  I'm just singing :)

They both did a great job and Nora seems to especially love the stage this year!