Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Aunt Annaliese holding Gibson back from going in the living room Christmas morning.

Aunt Robin was feeling better and played a princess game with Haven and Oma.

It was cold and windy, but the kids wanted to ride their new "birthday" bikes. So, we went to the park.

Gibson was so brave. He started going fast and we all began to wonder if any one had showed him how to use the brake.


He was fine. No tears and he was ready to get back on immediately.

Haven was not ready after her little crash.

Bernard took over Haven's bike.

After playing, they were both ready to get back on.

It was a very good Christmas.

The kids enjoyed visiting with their Memphis and Arkansas and Clarksville family, but they are ready and waiting to go to Joelton and Madison.

Our two chefs for Christmas Dinner

Elam saying he wants to "eat."

My family and my kids sat at the table and Andrew and I and the baby sat at the island.

Getting ready for Christmas

Opa and Andrew making homemade pasta for Christmas dinner.

Andrew also made cookies for Santa, and my family.

Then it was movie time and then bed time.

Poor Aunt Robin had a very bad ear ache. She and Oma spent most of Christmas Eve in the ER.

party time

Made by Grandma

After Isabella and her mommy and daddy left, we had Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa.

This sweet little boy has been sick. See,,,,,, he is coughing in this picture.

Later on Oma, Opa, Aunt DiDi, Aunt Robin and Aunt Annaliese (and Charlie and Moses) showed up.

The next day, we celebrated. Haven found some presents for her under her tree.

and the piece de resistance..........


For both Haven and Gibson.

Now, you are thinking wouldn't that make a great Christmas gift from Santa? There is a story behind why the bikes were given for her birthday, but I'll have to tell it some other time.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


She got this from mommy and daddy. I picked this sweater out myself. I bought it a while ago. I though she would love it!!! What was I thinking?!? She doesn't like the colors. I was sad.

a quick nap before her birthday party with daddy's cowoker Carlos and family and Grandma and Grandpa.

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Click to hear Haven singing.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Haven's birthday 2007

On our way to church on Sunday. Haven is wearing her birthday dress.
There was no child care for the one service we were having. Elam made it through the music and the kids made it through the first point of the sermon!

And, like her older brother, she chose McDonalds for her birthday lunch.

I wanted a picture of all three kids in the snow. Notice what's in Gibson's hand......... that came flying at me after taking the picture.

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