Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016!

We had a wonderful Christmas weekend with Zac's parents.  Enjoy the pictures!
Christmas Eve candle light service at chruch
The one Christmas Eve present - jammies from Grandma!
Opening presents.  We gave the kids experience gifts - IFly gift certificate for Keanan, painting pottery and nails day for Kyla.  Our major gifts this year were for Jesus! Lifesaving surgery, medical care for babies, clean water filter, and electricity at a school all through Compassion International.
Lego creations made!  Gifts from Nana and Grandpa, and Grandma and Grandpa
Grandpa and Kyla "walking" Clover.
The day after Christmas we went for a little hike at Anderson Lake.  Keanan and Kyla showed us all around to the spots they spend time at for nature class.
Hoping that you and your families had a great Christmas!  Jesus is the reason for the season!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Beautiful Wedding and A Little Bit of Christmas

On Saturday I flew to WA to celebrate my cousin Marie's wedding in Tacoma.  It was a beautiful ceremony, with Lucy and Kate as the flower girls!
Beautiful flower girls!
Ann, the beautiful bride Marie, and I.  Not sure what is happening with my goofy grin.
Sunday morning was the Crossroads Kids Christmas Program during 2nd service at church.  I was flying home at the time, so Zac videoed it.  Keanan had a speaking part - reciting the first 4 verses of Luke 2, and he did great!
This is one of the 3 songs that the kids sang.  Kyla is in the front/middle and Keanan in on the left hand side.
Earlier this week we all went to San Francisco for the Otto family Holiday party.  The company rented out a bowling alley for the evening and had yummy food.  We had fun in the photo booth and bowling a few rounds (I won!).

Sunday, December 4, 2016

O Christmas Tree!

We had a fun week and weekend with lots of friend time, including a sleepover at our house Friday night!  After church on Sunday we had lunch with friends and then went to look at another piece of property on a creek with redwoods.  Then it was Christmas tree hunting in the Santa Cruz mountains!
The property we were looking at.  So pretty!

Found the perfect tree! 
Helping Dad carry it
The tree fit in the car...kind of...
All decorated!  
View from the sidewalk!  I love our rotating snowflake lights!
Zac, making fun of me in my giddiness about the awesome Christmas decorations!
Happy second week of Advent: One small baby in the hay, brings us PEACE of Christmas Day!