Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day

What a day! Saraya was so much fun this year. She was so excited to go in and see what Santa left. For some reason, she was really stuck on getting dinosaurs this year. So that's what she got!! Along with all kinds of other stuff.... too much stuff probably. But that's what happens when you're the only grandchild around!! :-) We opened presents all morning with my family, made breakfast, then James' family came over and we opened presents with them. Then we watched the annual Lakers game.... and we won!!!! It was a great game. For dinner we opted for steaks instead of the traditional stuff.... and it was awesome. We did lots of playing with toys, downloading cds onto iTunes, lots of eating and we have lots of trash to prove it! I took tons of pictures and some can be seen on my myspace page. We hope you all had just as wonderful of a time with your family as we did. Lots of memories... lots of laughter... lots of love...

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was a great day. We didn't have anywhere to be. We got to hang out all day long together. We lazed around the house, took a dip in the hot tub, baked cookies, dipped pretzels, and started a new tradition of having my all time favorite punch (thanks Christine!). We had KFC with James' mom and my family. Then after Saraya went to bed, it was so fun to get everything set up and ready to go for Christmas morning!!!


Sunday morning at church we had our Christmas service. I thought it went really well. It was fun to play and sing Christmas music for a whole service. We read the birth of Jesus inbetween songs. But by far, my favorite part was seeing the kids sing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Away in a Manger. Of course, the preschool class didn't know all the words like the grade school kids, but their angel costumes and halos made up for it!! They were just adorable up there. Who doesn't like to see their kid up front??? Saraya wore these funky pants to church that morning... I just LOVE them!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


It was a great "birthday weekend" as I call them!!! Friday night we went to Wings to Go, one of my favorite places, with family and friends. Then we came back to our house for cookie cake and ice cream. We went with a Laker theme so Saraya and I dressed to match. :-) On Saturday we all slept in til 10am thanks to Saraya. We met mom, dad, David and Jana at Colton's for lunch. Then James, Saraya, David and I went to the mall and I shopped with my birthday money. To end the day with a bang, I went with a couple friends to Central Baptist to see Point of Grace's Christmas concert. It was wonderful!! I love their Christmas music. It was a great way to top off a great weekend!