Monday, December 7, 2015

Fun with Elijah: Star Wars Viewing Party and Littleton Historical Museum

Elijah and few friends have been having Star Wars Viewing Parties every week! It has been so much fun- we rotate houses and they watch the movies in preparation for the new one coming out soon.
We hosted a few weeks ago and it was super fun! 

 Elijah also went on a very wintery field trip to The Littleton Historical Museum. 
 I really love this place- its completely authentic and it feels like you are stepping back in time!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 Memories

Thanksgiving was an icy, cold wintery mess this year! 
We spent the day with 7 kiddos! (ours plus 3 foster kiddos) It went well and we were so glad to be able to include these kiddos in our celebration! So thankful for family who don't blink an eye when we say we are bringing extra kids! We really have the best family! 
Thanksgiving Day was spent at my uncle and aunt's house in Co Springs

The day after Thanksgiving, we spent with Mark's family. 

 Its' never too cold to jump on a trampoline! 

I made my first apple pie completely from scratch and it was AMAZING! 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My Brother's Epic Surprise Visit!

 It was a normal Wednesday night. We were gathering at our house for our community dinner and it was nearing 7'clock when our foster kiddo was coming back after visiting his family. There was a knock on the door (which I assumed was our foster kiddo) and when I opened it- my brother, Justin, and his wife Erika were standing on my doorstep with my aunt and uncle! Best. Surprise. Ever. I've been trying to get them to come visit since we moved here, 8 years ago, and it finally happened on a Wednesday night in November! It was great! 

We had a blast visiting catching up and hanging out! Cant wait till they come back again! 
Featured on Diners, drive-ins and dives

 The kids loved having them visit and all the kids knew about the visit
and didn't say anything to me!!! Impressive!  
 Saturday night, Mark and I got a date night in at the Broker!!!! It was fabulous! 

 We also got to go to 2 different conferences- Soma One Day with Jeff Vandersalt (AMAZING!) and we got to hear N.D. Wilson and Andy Couch that night! It was awesome!

our elders were all matching on Sunday! 

  Sunday, we got to visit with Uncle Kenny and Aunt Mary- it was gorgeous out!
 Uncle Kenny took all the kids for a ride in the convertible with the top down:)

Can't wait till they visit again!