Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas!

"...But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people. For to you is born this day in the town of David a Saviour, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!..." ~ Luke 2:10 - 11

Merry Christmas! xo: Dan, Michelle, Lilly, Iris, & Hendricks

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mr. Michael


The mister turned 39 this month and we celebrated on Thursday, December 11 his way -with steak, friends, a good beer, no kids, and Ryan Adams. I was very proud of us 4 teachers for going out on a school night! The next day, we celebrated with the family. Kids were overflowing with excitement and ice cream sundaes were served. I'd say he had a good birthday, now what to do for the big 4-0 next year???





Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Getting a tree was so pleasant this year,

we decided to get some ice cream on the way home!

The girls just had to make their dolls mini trees!

Aren't I clever?

I stuck a puzzle in a tree!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and I'm really trying to soak it all in this year. It often feels like it's over before I have a chance to enjoy it. I finished most of my shopping in the summer, had our cards printed in November, and filled our Advent calendar with Bible verses, simple activities, and no candy. Here's to a blessed Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 1, 2014 = 8 years old



Lilly is one of the most enthusiastic children I know. She has no volume control, just your basic on and off switch, and sometimes the off button is broken. She loves life, and when things are going her way you will often hear her exclaim, "This is the best day ever!!!" Her zest for life carries over to the bad days too. When something goes wrong or God forbid, she can't find something, you better stand back because an eruption is about to ensue. Lilly has been this way since the day she was born. It is something I have grown to admire, and I have a feeling she might have inherited it from me. She may put her foot in her mouth or become over zealous, but she is pure and true. And I am so very glad she is ours! Happy 8th birthday, Lilly!
xoxoxox, Mom

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rise & Shine, It's Donut Time: Pajama Party

The Michael Five
The grandma volunteers
Proud Dad
Proud Mama
Making bottle labels, and pinata bags
Donut seed necklaces
Milk & juice bottles
Coloring sheets
16 Happy girls
Where the wild girls are
Hot donut
Pinata time
Sweet lil' sis
Baby bro mascot
Treasure mayhem
They say it's her birthday
Favorite Things
I'd say it was a perfect party!