First and Second December   |   December 30, 2014

December is always busy for everyone. We filled our month with a lot of cantata practices at church, working on the shed, wrapping gifts, and a few hundred diaper changes and bottles. It was a very mild December here with few days you even needed a coat. It reached into the seventies several times. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to not having winter especially at Christmas time.

It was wonderful to hear from so many old friends and family through Christmas cards. It is one of my most favorite things about Christmas. Thank you especially to all you  who sent down packages for us. It is a lot of work to get everything together and ship it here and it makes it special to get packages.

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Becca and the three cousins playing together.
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John’s great accomplishment of installing the garage door opener himself.
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I came into the living room to find Carlie and Donny laying on the floor holding hands.
I hope they stay as loving to each other as they are now.
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This is not as easy at it looks. For all those who have never tried to install a garage door and opener.
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More shed progress.
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A house up the road from our house has quite a light display and one evening we 
went up to walk around and look at the lights.
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John and Donny. 
Poor baby, I didn’t dress him warm enough.
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Can you see a Carlie?
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She liked most of it but was a little afraid of some of the blow ups that moved.
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They had a little Karaoke mike and John and Carlie sang carols together.
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a cup of hot chocolate to go.

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We received a new Robert Duncan paintings catalog this week and Carlie wanted to look at it with Donny

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Our tree
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Waiting for Daddy to get home one evening. 
Carlie Jane had a cold and that is why she’s pinching her nose.

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It isn’t easy to get a clear picture of a wiggly little Santa
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But I tried.
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 Helping Daddy fix the bike.
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 “…And I in my cap had just settle down for a long winter’s nap…”
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 Always excited to have brother to do things with.
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 Getting ready to go look at Christmas lights.
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 Getting ready to wrap Christmas presents
Step one: Get out all the paper.
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 Helping wrap presents
Step two: Unroll all the paper.
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 Step three: Have all the paper taken away from you.
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 Step four: Watch Daddy wrap Christmas presents.
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 A fine gentleman dressed for Sunday before Christmas.
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