Friday, January 24, 2014

christmas in salem

we went to salem to celebrate christmas with the mcmurray family on the 23rd and 24rth.  we had a book gift exchange with adults and kids that we chose names for.  the cousins had a toy gift exchange and we did a white elephant candy gift exchange that was a blast.  enjoy. . . .
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

christmas eve and morning at home

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santa gifts christmas morning 
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we were on the road to disneyland by 11am christmas morning 
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christmas dinner at Denny's the only restaurant open on christmas in redding CA:)

more christmas

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all four kids on top of the yukon with the tree 
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we found it! 
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girls putting the angel on together
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sunday morning family church
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cuddles from grampy
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loves to ride in the car with kids and cuddle 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

christmas time

christmas was different this year with new traditions and change. . but the important parts stayed the same. ..
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downtown portland on our way to santa!
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nutcracker with cousins 
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downtown portland fun on the way to santa 
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portland santa with cousins 
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santa visited emery's christmas program
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posing with daddy after her christmas program
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cousin sleepover
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scavenger hunt to reveal the big christmas surprise!!!

she did it!!

lucia is in level one gymnastics this year.  she is the youngest in her class and is doing awesome in her class.  my favorite part is how she is smiling the entire class and so proud of herself.  she had a christmas show where she had to do each event all by herself - bars, floor routine & beam.  she was very nervous but rocked it!
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

our four year old

So. . . . . with all the craziness of moving . . i never really recorded emery's official birthday pics, interview and sweet 4-year old pics.  and now in 2.5 months we will have a 5 year old and i can't believe it. better late than never.  emery pearl is one of a kind - enthusiastic and swings big with passion and grumpies just like her brother keagan did.  infact those two are cut from the same cookie cutter we think.  both focussed, energetic, relational, active, outgoing, loves people and learning! here is emery's 4 year old interview -

favorite movie - Frozen and Elf
favorites food - shrimp, quesadillas, noodles
colors - pink, gold, blue
where is your favorite place to go - disneyland, school, brooklyn's house
favorite things in life - God, my whole family, puppies, flowers, bridges, and bacon
what do you need to work on in your life - volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, handstands
favorite activities - swimming, school, dancing
biggest fear - getting lost at disneyland
favorite holidays - christmas and 4rth of july
favorite toys - mermaid barbie and stuffed animal dog
when you grow up what do you want to be - teacher
what makes you happiest - birthday parties, mommy and daddy dates, school days

we had a precious ballet party -
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of course mel came and participated!

my dear friend since preschool took emery's four year old photos. . she truly captured the essence of emery heart and soul.  i adore the pictures.  check out more of her awesome work at
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of course pics of her actual birthday morning.  grandma brought our sweet nieces and surprised emery for her birthday.
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we love you our spirited and energetic 4 year old!