Thursday, December 30, 2010

Caleb borrowed this "butt sled" and thought it was so cool that he didn't have to carry anything up the hill. I thought it was funny to see him waddling around like he had a diaper on and also using a different sled with the butt sled still attached!

Gotta love having Uncle Dave around!

Miss Melissa was teaching Caleb how to knit.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Building blocks with Papa.

Doesn't he look like he is ready to climb Everest!

Jackson didn't want me to take his picture.

Getting ready to ice fish

Three buddies fishing in the shanty. It was so windy out today that being in there was so much more enjoyable.

Oh yeah, and while we were out on the cold lake Monica was nice enough to watch Emmett. When I came back in to check on him this is what I found. She was more than happy to hold him until he woke up and I was more than happy to enjoy some conversations with friends!

"Take my picture mommy."

Jackson found this in Uncle Colby's office (from Laurens brother). Hours of fun with a huge stuffed banana.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Camp!

We were so excited to get to go up north again this year. We opted to save a little money by staying at the Strom cabin down the road from camp. This was great for us and great for camp as they were full this year!

Emmett's ride.

Signing "more"

This was one of the morning activities...snow fort building. Trevor is having Caleb and Wyatt do a face off to see who can get another shovel. We had so much fun, the boys kept wanting to do it again.

We had a tunnel.

Caleb and Jackson's ride.

Sledding with Mei

The boys enjoyed tubing, as usual, but this time they were both a little more daring and wanted to go down the big hill by themselves. The first time Jackson went down by himself, Erik and I were at the bottom heading back up and he just said "I want to go by myself" and proceeded to start himself down. We were freaking out...but he loved it! Later in the week it warmed up a lot and we weren't able to sled anymore so we were glad we went earlier.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Opening our stocking presents before heading over to Nana and Papas. (Not sure what setting I had my camera on today!!)

Ready to open some presents with Nana, Papa and Uncle Dave.

Emmett is playing with one of his new toys.

We had dinner, opened presents, had dessert and took a family picture. What a fun day.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Breakfast and presents and Gramma and Poppas.

So proud of his new clothes. He wore them to bed at nighttime.

Emmett slept through most of the presents so he opened his later.

At our 4:00 church service we made "Christ Lights." Everyone made their was so fun and interactive.

Family photo

Charlotte's first Christmas mug picture.

The boys got the Little People Nativity and loved it! I just think Jackson looks so cute in this picture.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Sawyer likes to sleep in front of their wood burning cozy. I just thought she looked so peaceful laying here by the fire with the tree in the background.

We covered up Jennas name and painted Sawyers in a different spot... I like this spot better.

And finally one of Erin and I together! When we were out together and ran into people that Erin knew, they wouldn't even ask who I was...they all just knew I was her sister. On the first day I got there I picked up Kira at the bus stop and she stood there and looked and me and said "Auntie Courtney?!" Later Jenna sat between Erin and I and kept looking back and forth at us saying "you look the same." I guess we are sisters. We had such a great time together...I could go on and on. Thanks for a fun trip.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The girls and I made cookies. They were delicious and had a ton of sprinkles!