Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

On Christmas Eve we had a quiet evening with my dad and our family. We sang carols, read the Christmas story and acted it out with hand puppets, and we opened our one gift, new Christmas pj's. The kids were so excited they could hardly go to sleep.

Christmas morning we opened presents, ate cinnamon rolls and went to church. Later Telia and Ben came down and we were able to spend some time with them.
The kids loved being able to finally devour their ginger bread houses.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas is around the corner!

It has been so fun having Eli off from school for Christmas break! It is not much of a break because most of our time is spent moving in to a bigger home with my Parents. We try to get out though, here is the nativity at the Temple, one of our outings in preparation for Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Day

Today was our first snow day. Eli and Art walked to school in the snow and no one was there. So we spent some time outside building snowmen and came in to some yummy hot chocolate.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks 7 years of marriage, wow,it has seriously flown by and we can't believe we are 7 years older. I guess time flies when you are having fun. Art surprised me and took me to Tacanos for dinner and then to an improv comedy club called the Box, down town Albuquerque. I was a little worried because comedy sometimes is not so clean, but this was a great place, very smart, funny and very clean! Thank you Art.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving with Telia and Ben in Zuni. I don't have any pictures of the actual dinner but imagine a ton of yummy food and hundreds of pies. After the yummy dinner we went to get our Christmas Tree Zuni style. With a local we drove out, found a tree and cut it down. So awesome. Thanks Telia and Ben for the wonderful weekend, all the yummy food, and our beautiful Tree!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Taking The Train to Santa Fe

Today my Dad took us on the Train to Santa Fe. It was such an adventure and the kids loved riding the train!

In Santa Fe we walked around and saw the old Cathedral, we also ate at Mamasitas the best restaurant in town and then ran to catch our train home. Thanks Grampie for creating such wonderful memories!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Program

Eli's class did a super cute, well organized Thanksgiving program with songs, recited lines and pie for dessert. It was so cute and so fun to see. Thanks to amazing Teachers!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Eli and Daddy's Hike

Art and Eli set out to hike to the top of Sandia Mountain and ride the tram down, but right as they were entering the trail they saw a sign saying the tram was closed today. So they hiked around the trial but were not able to go to the top. Still a fun Daddy date for Eli!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Parks and Playgrounds

We love Albuquerque because even in the winter you can play outside and enjoy the parks and playgrounds. In Michigan we did not go to a park for 5 months in the winter.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Eva was insistent on being a cow this year, so here is our cute little cow.

For Eli's school he had to be a story book character so He and Wesley chose to be
Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe.

We got to see a Halloween parade at Eli's school,

we had our traditional dinner in a pumpkin,

lit our scary jack-o-lanterns,

and did some trick-or-treating.

Art scared a few people along the way.
It was a great Halloween. It is fun that the kids are old enough to go trick or treating. This was our first time visiting a actual neighborhood. Eva got the hang of it really quick and did not want the night to end.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The first time we drove out to Tent Rocks, it was closed due to the fires. Needless to say we were all very disappointed after the hour drive it took to get there. But this time it was open and well worth the trip. It was such a beautiful, fun little hike that everyone enjoyed!

So beautiful! We recommend this hike to everyone. If our two year old can do it so can you!