Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had our first Christmas in our new house and it was so fun!! Little things like actually have a fire place to hang stockings made this year extra special.
Joe roasted an amazing prime rib roast for Christmas Eve dinner. Then we read from the scriptures and acted out the Nativity. (Not quite so amazing but definitely memorable.)
Emily was Mary, Dallin was Joseph, JJ was the Angel, Becky was a Shepherd, and Joe was the Donkey. It started off a little rough when 'Joseph' decided to shove 'Mary' off the 'donkey' because he wanted to ride instead. Finally we reached a compromise and both 'Mary' and 'Joseph' rode the 'donkey' to bethlehem. Then when 'Mary' wouldn't let 'Joseph' hold baby Jesus so 'Joseph' pulled out his staff (a golf club) and started wackin' her with it. After all that we kind of rushed through the shepherd and angel part so we could separate everyone before someone lost a limb. Better luck next year I guess. Later on the kids opened pajamas and it was off to bed!

Christmas morning was so fun. The kids were so excited! (I don't think Becky of JJ slept all night.) We were so blessed to have such a great Christmas.

Becky's Birthday!

Although it's kind of cool having a Christmas Eve baby. It's always a challenge trying to do Becky's birthday and Christmas at the same time. This year we tried celebrating her birthday the afternoon of the 24th. Becky got to pick a place to go to lunch then we came home and did presents. That night Padilla's came over for Christmas Eve festivities and Becky blew out her candles.

I can't believe she's 10!!!! She is so excited about growing up. I don't know how I feel about it!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let it Snow!

Well, I was just talking to my parents about how much I miss the snow in Utah.
I guess this is what happens when you complain:
It snowed hard for a whole night and the entire next day until when it was all said and done we had almost 3 feet of snow on our lawn! Luckily we didn't have anywhere to go so we just sipped hot chocolate and enjoyed looking forward to our first "White Christmas" in Virginia.
We all loved it except for Joe who spent hours and hours clearing snow off our driveway.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Coming Soon!

Announcing Walker baby #5!!!!
Due June of 2010!

I had my first Dr. appointment today and everything looks good. It's been a long few months as I have been sicker with this one than the last two pregnancies, but hopefully we'll be through that in a few weeks.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas in Utah!........Well, sort of...........

We just got back from a quick trip to Utah. My parents flew the kids and I out to see everyone for a few days this season.
We got there just in time to see my nephew read his mission call!!! Congratulations TY!!!!

My brother Joe treated me to a night out on the town to see 'The Forgotten Carols'.
The kids decorated gingerbread houses.

My mom took all her granddaughters to 'The Nutcracker' at The Capitol Theater. And Becky, JJ, and I took a quick walk through the lights at Temple Square.

Before we knew it we were on a plane back to Virginia. It was a quick four days but we had a great time.