Monday, December 31, 2012

Family Command Center

My latest home improvement idea...A trip to Ikea, some vinyl, and scrapbook paper, and now hopefully we will be able to keep mail and small items off the kitchen counters! Plus, there's a spot to write the week's menu. I think it turned out really well.  It's on the wall between the kitchen and sitting room. 





Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012: The year of the Tractor

We had a great Christmas in Nevada. Lesa and Colin and all the kids were there too. On Christmas Even, we had a good time sledding and playing in the snow. Of course, it's completely flat there, but Grandpa just got out his ATV to solve that problem. Jack and Sam went on the sled themselves and with other people, and even Grandma and Great Grandma were talked into taking a turn. Jack also got to be a co-pilot helping Grandpa clear snow from the driveway with the big "tractor" aka...the backhoe.  Jack still loves tractors and enjoyed riding them as well as playing with the many tractor toys he got for Christmas. Every machine is still a tractor, but he actually got tractors, dump trucks, ATVs, and etc...For Christmas, Jack and Sam both got Mickey Mouse ball pits, Jack got a basketball hoop and race car, and Sam got a music table, and Doodle Sketch. The older boys both got Video game players, so they spent the rest of the days with their noses glued to them.We even managed a family picture, although Adam and Chase are missing. We couldn't quite get everyone there at the same time. Here are some of the pictures: