Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Recital

The boys had their recital and of course mama (and dad) were really proud. They worked really hard and their hard work really paid off. They complain a lot when I ask them to practice, but in the end (I think) they are glad that they did. Tanner has been taking lessons for 2 years and Isaac for 1 year.

They had a lot of fun at the recital because a lot of their friends take from the same teacher. It was fun to see all the kids play.

Here is Isaac playing Silent Night.

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Here is Tanner playing We Three Kings.

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Here is Isaac playing Frosty the Snowman.

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Here is Tanner playing Up on the Housetop.

Nevermind...after several attempts and way to much time, I have given up trying.

(After uploading all of these videos, I am convinced that Blogger needs a new system....it really should not take hours!!!!)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

Here are all the kiddos dressed for Christmas Sunday. Look at the 3 (little) men and a lady. Sydney loves to dress as a princess.


After church on Sunday the kids got to make their annual Gingerbread house. This year I let them have complete control of the decorating, hence the chaos all over the table.


Noah had his preschool program on Monday night. He was so cute singing all the songs.


After all the snow we got, we thought it would be a perfect day for sledding. The kids had a blast. It is nice to be able to be out in the snow and not freeze.


This wet snow was perfect snowman snow.
The kids spent the next several hours enjoying the snow.
We still have lots of Christmas fun to come...Wednesday: Tanner and Isaacs Recital, Friday: Jacobson Family Christmas, Saturday: CHRISTMAS and we leave for Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Birthday is Done!

Yesterday for family home evening, we put together all 35 (plus 3, so 38) hygiene kits. It was such a great experience for our kids as we sat all around the table and filled the bags. They asked lots of questions about why people would need them and then realized how blessed they really are because they don't need them. We had to explain to them that sometimes if there was an earthquake or other disaster, we may be in need of a hygiene kit. Tanner and Isaac were quick to point out that we have our 72-Hour-Kits, so we would be fine if there was an emergency. (Note to self...add hygiene things to 72-hour kits, sorry boys we would have food and water but no toothpaste).

Here they are all packaged up. Don't they look fun.
Today I dropped them off and from there they will be shipped off to where ever they are needed.
This has been such a great experience for me. Not only did I get to participate in this humanitarian project, but I also felt the love from so many wonderful friends and family. Everyone was so generous and that was a bleesing to see.
So thank you to Kay, Tina, Amara, Kim, Lisa, Joanne, Sandra, Brenda, Becky, Ceci, Kelli, Kris, Jaime, Kelli, Kristy, Pam and Elna. You all made me feel special and helped with this great cause.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I still need A LOT!

Incase you care, this is what I still need for my hygiene kits:

0- 1 gallon ziploc bags
0- Unbreakable combs (they have packages of 12 at Walmart for $2.50)
2- Toothbrushes
0- Tubes of toothpaste (6-8 oz.)
0-bars of soap (4-5 oz.)
0-Handtowels (not dishtowels or wash clothes) They have these at Dollar Tree.

I'm getting closer, thanks to so many people. If you have gotten something I no longer need, no worries I'll just make more kits or donate them to the humanitarian program.