Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Great Wolf Lodge

My parents gave us one of the greatest gifts ever! They treated us and my brother's family to a weekend at one of our favorite places, Great Wolf Lodge. Even more awesome...they were going with us! We left early the morning after Christmas. 

We got checked into the lodge and then headed across the street to the Gaylord Texan. It is so beautifully decorated for Christmas and they have awesome Christmas activities like the ICE exhibit and snow tubing. 

The Ice display had a Frosty the Snowman theme and was super cute. 
For those who don't know, it is 9 degrees so they give you a parka to keep you warm. 

CCCCCooold!! Mammy and Papa and the kiddos

Love my parents

My brother and his baby girl

Us five

We had just snow tubed
                We got back that evening and the boys were ready for Shadow Questing.

Colton and Landon--serious questers

Luke, Carter and Cooper questing
                                      Colton and Landon finished the quest twice!
 Time for some indoor waterpark fun!

That night, Carter and I went and enjoyed the story time and the dance party. 

Carter with Wiley the Wolf

Carter catching snow at the dance party

We had the best time! It was fun, quality time as a group! Thank you Mammy and Papa for a wonderful gift! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Day

                                                                 Santa came!

 Then we had our traditional pancake birthday breakfast and sang to Jesus.

Then the boys relaxed for a little while and watched their new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. 

After that we headed to Omi and Opi's for lunch and then Mammy and Papa's for dinner. We had wonderful Christmases there too even though I was a bad picture taker. =) 

Feeling blessed as always after a day of celebrating the Lord with our wonderful families!  

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve, we went to a wonderful church service and got a good reminder of why we celebrate. Then we came to our house and had some yummy dinner. 

Mammy and Papa with the boys

Omi and Opi and the boys
After dinner, the boys posed for a few pictures for me. Then they fed the reindeer and set out cookies and milk for Santa. 

After this we always do the "What God Wants for Christmas" activity. It is a favorite for us! 
The boys went to bed super excited in anticipation for a wonderful day ahead of them!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cooper's 3rd grade program

Cooper had his third grade program. It was a Christmas theme so it was full of fun songs. Cooper had a speaking part and did a great job! Proud of my handsome boy!
Cooper in front in plaid, doing his speaking part. 

Love his smile! 

Mammy and Papa

Omi and Opi

Us with our boy

Coop and his best buddies, Charlie and Cole

Just a cute pic