Sunday, December 28, 2008


Last Christmas Isaac was in Germany. This year we were all home. Next Christmas Isaac will be on his mission. The face of Christmas for us will change in all the years to come. So this year Christmas tradition seemed more important than ever.

The kids looked forward with sweet anticipation to the taste sensations that only come once each year. They talked of our Christmas Eve picnic and which movie we would see on Christmas day. They devoured the coconut and pizza bread and desperately enjoyed the Christmas Eve s'mores. But no tradition is more important than the one we started in 1992...the Christmas Eve book.

Each year we go to the childrens section of the bookstore and read picture book after picture book, searching for just the right book that sparks a memory of each individual child. Pictured above are the piles of books each child will take with them when they have a family of their own.

Christmas memories are mind-pleasing and spark pleasant conversation. Next year when Isaac is away as some of the other children may be we can look to 2008 as a wonderful Christmas memory.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Wishing we could embrace you all with tangible hugs and kisses - extending the warmth of His light to you this Christmas...WE LOVE YOU ALL,

Ra, Lani, Rakai, Karamea, Isaac, Ammon, Asa, Hamilton



Look at that smile! He's feeling mighty happy about that Drivers License! Congratulations Ammon...we love you tons!


December 18 was Hamilton's 10th birthday. It was also a no school/snow day...which is very weird for St. George. Birthday's in elementary school are always fun so Hamilton was feeling a little bummed about having to stay home.

The boys played in the snow most of the day. It seems so odd to type that sentence. I can't remember that kind of snow in St. George in all the 10 years we have lived in sunny St. George.

Happy birthday Hamilton! Keep on smilin' BABE!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From the boys.

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