The last month has been crazy! Here are some of the highlights:
Michael ~ 2 1/2 weeks old:
We moved Thanksgiving weekend. My amazing Mom and sisters (Arianne, Rachelle and Maren) all came down to help us clean, pack and move. We couldn't have done it without them! We are still working on unpacking the last of the boxes and organizing everything, but we absolutely love our new house!
We blessed Michael on December 6th, our last Sunday in our old ward. While our family was all here, we rode the Santa Train in Boulder City:
Our great big family (and this is only part of them) and Michael's blessing pictures (taken by my talented sister, Arianne):
We also have attended several parades and a dance show that Madison participated in:
We spent an evening decorating gingerbread houses (really graham cracker houses). Not much candy made it onto Joshua's house - boy, was he ever on a sugar high that night...
We visited the Cactus Garden at the Ethel M. Factory and saw Santa. It was cold, so we didn't stay long, but the lights were beautiful and we all had a blast. Michael was asleep and warm in the stroller, so he didn't make it into any of the pictures:
We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Eve eating our big Christmas Eve dinner, reading the Christmas Story, opening Christmas pjs from Mamah, leaving out cookies and hot cocoa for Santa and reindeer food for the reindeer:
And finally, celebrated a fabulous Christmas Day in our new house! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us get through the last 2 months. We are so blessed to have wonderful family and friends! We love you!