Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Two Christmas' in one !!!

How much fun is one Christmas!??!
Well, times that by two, because we had twice the fun this year!!!
Before going to California we spent Christmas (about a week early)
with Chris and Jen!!!
We had dinner, opened gifts, played games and watched Chris play
with his new toy helicopter!!!



They thoughtfully gave me really cute "Brighten" earrings
(my favorite brand)
and this really cute star to go with my starless Nativity!!!
Now it looks complete!!!


Then after flying to California to see Jennifer, Tyson,
Berkleigh and Merrick, we spent Christmas with them.
Berkleigh got a kitchen set which she apparently loved because after
seeing it we had a hard time getting her attention back on opening presents.
Uncle Chris and Aunt Jen got the twins this tent set which they also loved.
After we set it up for them they played in it for hours!!


Jennifer painted this watercolor picture for me of Seacliff beach in Aptos
where I grew up. Past the pier is a cement boat which has been there
since 1919. It use to be a restaurant and dance hall until
the depression when it was left empty.
Now it is a home for seagulls and pelicans.
Because we will not be going back every year to visit my parents,
(my Dad just moved to Washington to live with my sister and her family)
Jennifer knew how much I would miss this beach.
I love this picture and hung it up in a special place as soon as
we arrived home.
I have such thoughtful children!!!!

We also did a four way call on Christmas day with Matthew, Chris,
Jennifer and Mom and Dad.
Matthew is doing great and is loving his mission.
He was just transferred from
Mazitlan to Culiacan which is were the mission home is.
He is having trouble emailing pictures home but hopefully
we will have more pictures to share soon.

We feel so blessed at this time of year to share this wonderful
Christmas season of Christ's birth with our family and friends.
We hope all of you have had a
MERRY CHRISTMAS and will have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

6 comments:

Jen Scott said...

glad you got home safely. Thanks! We had such a fun time with you guys! Come whenever. :)

Carolina girl said...

Glad you guys are back and had such a great Christmas with your family. That's so neat that you were able to do the 4 way call so everyone could talk to Matthew. And I love the painting that your daughter did for you. Such a thoughtful gift. She is very talented.

Sidney said...

I had no idea that Jen painted! The painting is beautiful. I'm so glad you were able to have a double christmas! Love, Sidney

Jen and Chris said...

I'm glad that y'all had fun with jen and tyson and the twins and that they liked the tent so much. Maybe next christmas we can all be together!

SweetmamaK said...

What fun Christmases, you have wonderful children! You always have. I knew Jen was talented in many things, I had no idea painting was one of them.

tiff said...

Your Christmas sounds like it was so fun! I love the painting Jen did for you. You have thoughtful AND talented children.