Saturday, December 26, 2009


As many of you know, next week we are moving to Delaware. Paul is doing an externship with a judge in Delaware for his last semester of law school. We are thrilled for this opportunity to move back East, be closer to family, and see the many historic sights. However, we are sad to leave Iowa. We appreciate all the love, support and friendship we have felt while being here. We will miss our midwest home but are excited to move on to a new adventure!

Merry Christmas!

Here are the girls in their Christmas outfits from Papa J.

Matching christmas PJs! I make Christmas pjs every year and we open them on Christmas Eve. This year I made matching pjs. The girls and I have pink leopard print while Paul has brown leopard print. Paul is such a good sport!

Here is our Nativity cast! Great story, great actors!

Here is Mary laying baby Jesus in a manger.

We had friends over for Christmas Eve and reinacted the Nativity story. Aubrey was Mary, Hailey was a sheep, Paul was Joseph and a shepherd, and one of our friends was the donkey.

Hailey the sheep.

Here is a picture of the Nauvoo temple. This is our last visit to Nauvoo for a very long time and it was fun to be there while it was snowing. The Nauvoo temple is beautiful and we will miss it.

Paul took Aubrey sledding and she LOVED it! I think she gets sad when she has to come inside, but it is so cold that she can't stay outside for very long.

Happy December!

This was our Thanksgiving craft. We made a measuring stick so we can measure the girls' height as they grow. We bought the giraffes already painted from Hobby Lobby so it was a pretty easy activity.

Here are our beautiful Christmas stockings that my mom and sister helped me make this summer. It was so fun to see them hanging on the wall this season and get to use them for the first time! I love Christmas and fun Christmas stockings!

This is Aubrey in her Christmas dress one Sunday morning.

Hailey wasn't quite sure what to think about Santa, but she was pretty certain that his beard wasn't real.

We had a visit from Santa at our ward Christmas party and Aubrey was terrified. Even sitting on Paul's lap she was upset.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I know that this post is a little late, but here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving. We invited our friends Jared, Jennifer, and Tanner Jackson as well as Cameron, Bree, and Payton Andrew over for Thanksgiving dinner. We had a great time and managed to go a whole night without spilling anything.

We also built gingerbread houses with the Hachtmans. This year's gingerbread house was different than in past years. It was HUGE!! We used almost a complete box of Chex cereal to cover the roof. It was a lot of fun and we are glad the Hachtmans were willing to offer their house for the festivities.