Monday, December 24, 2012

December Activities

We've had a fun month and it has flown by so fast!!
We visited Santa and had a carriage ride with Aunt Beth and Amber and their kids at the annual party at Colonial Square. 
We also had a family night decorating our ginger bread house!

Luke and Bella celebrated their birthdays at grandma and grandpa's and had a blast!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bella's birthday was a huge success! We had our regular breakfast and presents in bed. She chose doughnuts. The twins gave her a stamp set and Claire gave her a coloring set. From her parents she got a new Christmas dress and a letter saying that in honor of her 8th birthday she would be getting her ears pierced!!! She could not contain her excitement!
 Later that night we went to Walmart where she picked out her birth stone for her new ear rins and it came with a matching necklace. As we were walking out of the store she "I just feel different". Cute

 The elf even remembered with a little note by her gifts.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Bella!

Dear Bella,
I can't believe you're 8 years old!! What an amazing time I've had with you over the past 8 years.
I've learned so much from you.
Every year around this time I get emotional thinking about the night before you were born. I felt so close to you and you weren't even here yet.
The things you've had to deal with in your 8 short years will know doubt make you a stronger and better person! I know the last 7 months have been hard, but they have made me know one thing for sure....Heavenly father sent you to me and dad for a reason. We can all learn so much form each other.
You have such a strong testimony and I love that you can't wait to get baptized. Dad is just as excited to baptize you.
I can't wait to see what this year brings.
I love you so much!!!! (As a big as the house)
Mom & Dad