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"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas in Nebraska

I am having so much fun with my Photoshop!

I Suppose that I should take out some time from my busy days to document that we did indeed have a Christmas. And a nice one at that! Becky, Jim's wife (Jeremy's boss) bought the kids matching jammies for Christmas Eve. They loved them! On Christmas morning, we only opened a few presents and then headed to Jim and Becky's for Christmas day. We decided to save the rest of Christmas for when my parents came on the 29th. The kids didn't care! They played with the few toys they received and didn't know any better. Once Nana and Papa got here though, they were so excited to see the much larger pile of presents under the tree. Which got me thinking, who do we buy presents for? To please our kids who honestly don't even understand, or to please us so we don't feel like failures of parents for not providing the biggest and the best christmas?... hm, food for thought! The kids loved all of their presents, in Haydn's words "this is what I wanted all day!" for each present unwrapped.

Weldon could barely contain his excitment!

The pile of presents for the rest of Christmas

The dance party with Haydn's new guitar and her new dancing outfit from Nana and Grandma! And the cool new tepee from Jim and Becky.

We decided to check out some falls near our house, called Rock Falls which just happen to be one of the biggest falls in all of Nebraska. Papa decided to play nature man and broke a huge amount of the ice off the top of the falls, so it looked more like a waterfall then before. The weather was perfect and now we will have to go back in the spring and document what it looks like in warmer weather.Nana and nature man Papa

We decided to wait and have a party for Weldon when Nana and Papa were here as well. We took all of his friends that could make it bowling with Pizza and a cake. Unfortunetly, Weldon was a bit out of sorts and wasn't a very good turn taker with the bowling. Apperantly he needs his own lane! But we had a fun time with all of his friends.

1 comment:

Screwed Up Texan said...

Perfect shot! I love Photoshop too...although my Elements free trial just ran out. Saw I could get it at Sam's for almost half the reg price though.

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