We surprised the kids today... check it out. I was hard to keep the secret from them but it was worth it. They were so excited when we told them.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Our ward put together an amazing Christmas party. It was one of the best Christmas parties I had ever attended. The gym was decorated like the streets of Jerusalem in the days of Christ, with food stands, and toys stands. While we ate we were able to listen to Christmas Jazz music performed by members of our stake (they sounded amazing). Finally, the evening ended with the Christmas story reenactment and songs. It was a wonderful evening.
One of the funnest part of the evening was that the majority of the members who came where dressed up as in the days of Christ. Julien and Logan came as shepherds, and Kiki was a little lamb.
As we entered the church we had to pay taxes (food donations) which I thought was brilliant.
Kiki and Jon enjoying the music
Our awesome jazz band
The nativity scene.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanksgiving was great! We were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with some of our dear friends down here in Lake Jackson. Everybody had brought a lot of food. It seemed like we ate all day long. We also played games. The highlight of the night was getting our spines readjusted by our friend Dan who is a med student. He spent a good 30 min to 1hr per person (and there was a lot of us). I feel so blessed to have such great friends down here, an amazing family, a healthy mind and body, the true gospel of Christ, and much much more.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Every year, the city of Lake Jackson puts on a festival to celebrate the Christmas season. There are lots of fun free activities for kids to do, vendors, food stands, performances from local studios, and a parade. It is a very fun atmosphere.
The kids enjoyed rock climbing, along with bungee jumping, jousting, and much much more.
Kia Ora had a little fun of her own. She and I went on a little train ride, she also enjoyed dancing to the music during the performances, taking a cat nap on her daddy, but most of all she loved her first cotton candy tasting.
The kids got to touch and hold reptiles from a wildlife refuge stand.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My mom loves to spoil Julien, Logan, and Kia Ora. She is always sending them sweet packages. The latest was a package for Kiki with her very own knitted blanket along with another baby doll with a matching blanket. Kiki loves it so much. I am grateful to have such a loving and caring mother to love my children so so much.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
(not sure why the boys are not smiling cause they said they had a blast, probably to many pictures)
Last night we went to the Miller Theater in Houston to see Cirque Mechanics perform "Boom Town." It was incredible. The show was simply phenomenal. We met up with some of our friends there and had a pick nick as we waited for the show to start. And actually while we waited, my friend Alena and I got interviewed and video taped about what we liked about the Miller Theater. It was kind of fun!
Andreah and Alena.
Logan, Andreah's husband Chris and their baby Tristan.
Matt and Becca and their girls.
Kiki, Jon, and Emma.
Emma is Becca and Matt's little girl.
She is too cute, and for some reason loves Jon so much.
Julien resting before the show!
I added this youtube video of the show we saw last night so you could get a glimpse of what we experienced. I was so impressed that I am going to look them up and see when and where they usually perform because I want to see them perform again.
Yesterday morning, I took the kids to a recycling service project put together by the city. It was great! They got a cool shirt, hot dogs and drinks, and most importantly to beautify our planet! They were so excited. It was wonderful to see them be so happy working, doing something that is truly making a difference. I want to keep doing things like that as a family. Serving others changes something inside of you. It makes you a better person, and I loved to see that excitement and change in my own children.
Julien and Logan's pack!
Friday, November 11, 2011
All the 4th graders from Julien's school got to do a Veteran's day program. They sang and had speaking parts. He was so cute to watch. I was not fast enough in recording his speaking part, but I did get a few songs on video. Below is my favorite. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Every Friday night, we have a family movie night. We eat good treats, and snuggle up by each other, and watch a movie. This week I got some coconuts for our treats. The boys helped Jon open the coconuts and drain the juice, after which Jon made delicious coconut lemonade and served it to us into our very own coconut cups. It was a very fun treat!