Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas (a little late, I know)

I can't believe it's been a month since I posted last! Crazy. Well, here's a little catch up on Christmas, etc. We had my family over Christmas Eve for a yummy dinner and to tell the Christmas story from the Bible, play games, and make gingerbread houses. The kids had a lot of fun together!

I think the adults liked "helping" with the gingerbread houses. It brought back good memories of when we used to do the same thing as kids (not to mention we got to sample the candy!). Here's my brother Joel helping his daughters with theirs.

Hailey liked to eat the yummy frosting.

Cole & JoLynn proudly displaying their creations!

Katelyn had aunt Lisa helping her - as you can see by the pile of wrappers in front of her, she really likes chocolate!

Katelyn (with her dirty chocolate covered face) loved holding baby Shae! Shae doesn't look too sure about it though. :)

Ryan's parents stayed with us Christmas Eve and then opened their presents with us Christmas morning. Ryan's brother Trevor stayed with us too! Poor guy had to sleep in Cole's room. I guess Cole was up coughing half the night. He's such a good uncle - he rubbed some Vicks on his chest and helped him get back to sleep. Ryan & I had no idea! Cole woke up about 4am but Trevor and him had a talk and decided it was too risky to go downstairs because it was still dark and Santa might not have come to our house yet. Thanks Trevor for letting us get a little extra sleep!

Cole got a digger for his sandbox. He loves it!

Katelyn got a Princess kitchen and loves to pretend cooking with it. So cute!

Well, there are more pictures of Christmas, but they're on the new camera Ryan got me! Yep, I love it! I've taken a ton of pics, but haven't figured out (or should I say, I haven't had Ryan show me how) to upload them to the computer so I can post them/print them. So once I can talk him into showing me how (or I break down and read the manual myself - haha, yeah right) you'll have to be patient.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! We love you all!


Becca said...

geez Lucy-all you have to do is plug the USB cord into the computer and if it needs a different software that the one you are using now it should have come with the camera. Hurry up!

lenseigne said...

It's good to see what you've been up to! I loved hearing about how your brother-in-law took care of Cole in the middle of the night. Very sweet!

Carrie Allen said...

I recognize your brother Joel. Or his kids anyway. They used to come to the same stroytime session at the library that we did. Then I remember seeing them at a stake conference once. Funny huh!

Joel & Lisa Wagenman said...

I'm so glad you took pictures of our Christmas Eve party! Someday if you ever have an extra 2 seconds, will you email them to me? That was such a fun night - you guys are awesome!

Porters said...

It is so fun to see your cute kids an read your blog. Damon looked for a minute and loved seeing how you guys are doing too! I can't believe how talented Ryan is with the entertainment center! Tell him Damon and I have repainted our FREE one from a yard sale 3 times now...and it's still cheap, huh???

Becca said...

Lucinda your blog is so cute!! I am glad you found mine and left a comment so I could track you down. And man how many different Beccas do you know? I had to laugh that maybe that is why you have me listed as "Emily" on you friends list, you know too many Beccas already.

Ashley said...

Hey Lucinda! I got your message sorry I've been so slow at responding but I haven't had a computer in a while! It's so fun we found each other. I remember you - that seemed like a whole lifetime ago! I remember being with you in primary, we really loved our first ward. Your little boy and girl are so adorable, you all make a cute cute family. keep in touch...Ashley :)