Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas in NE

So tuckered out from all the fun at Grandma Cindy's house. This is a photo taken on the plane ride home on Christmas Day. Both little ones were passed out in my lap.

Cambry was quite the site opening her presents this year. Each present was more exciting than the next. She would meticulously peel small pieces of wrapping from each package, making sure to take all stickers, tags, and ribbons off first. He pace was much slower than some could appreciate. I enjoyed watching her none-the-less.

This is Cambry taking a picture of Mommy taking a picture. She is using the new camera she has waited so long to get. Within 30 minutes she had taken about 50 pictures. She would stop and look up from her work and tell me, "You didn't say cheese. Do it again." I have no idea where she gets these things. (*grin*)

Again, my Christmas Baby. Never mind the bags under my eyes, I am almost ready to move. :)

The highlight of my Christmas day was watching her open her brand new pickup truck, complete with flatbed and tailgate. For those of you who know Cambry, you know that she loves trucks. She talks about riding in a semi or a pickup almost daily. It was only appropriate that she get a pickup for her third Christmas right? My two year old, headed down to Texas in her pickup wearing her cowboy boots. Darling!

It didn't take but a few minutes for her to begin packing all of her new presents into her truck. We had such a great laugh with this. She packed the truck so full she couldn't even get in. Papa Joe had to come and help rearrange. Once he got her settled, she waved and said...

..."Bye - I am going to Aunt Deb's."

Our Christmas Jammies

Happy New Year Everyone! We will report from Texas soon. Lots of Love!

Christmas in ND

We had a great time visiting family in ND just before Christmas. Cambry was busy making Heather Hound (Grandma's dog) nervous, making cookies, and being the authority on just about everything. Here are some shots of cookie making.

After she was finished making the dough, she went and sat at the table and waited the entire 20 minutes it took for the cookies to bake. After they were done, I took them out of the over. She said, "They don't need to cool off Little Mommy, just put one on my plate, I'll be careful."

They were delicious!

Sprinkling the Spritz - don't mind the huge piles on sprinkles on the pan and lack there of on the cookies. It's all about the process.

Candle light service with Uncle Matt and Aunt Jessica.
My Christmas Baby.

December Adventures

Cambry had her first visit to the dentist on the 19th. She was wonderful! She let him count the teeth and even clean half of them. "We just lay down like we are taking a nap little Mommy," she says. Yes Little Mommy is my new name. Flattering... but false :)

She was so proud of herself when she was finished.

Below are a couple of photos from the 20th. Cambry, Boston, and I flew to North Dakota for a few days before Christmas. Such an experienced traveler she is.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Wishes

Warm Holiday Wishes to all of you! The kids and I are headed back to North Dakota for a few days before Christmas. We wish good health, good company, and joy to everyone over the next few weeks.

Holiday Preparations

Annual Family Christmas Photo (taken by us)
Our next post will most likely be after we have made the big move to Texas. No, we are not ready yet. There is something time thrilling about sprinting to the finish line. (I like to think of it like that rather than procrastination. Procrastintion would be something I would say is a character flaw. *grin*) Our blog is titled "Our Journey to the Beach." As a couple, Joe and I have always dreamed of someday living right on the beach. We figured this would happen sometime after old age set in. However, if there were a great way to describe our family adventures and goals, it would be "Our Journey to the Beach." I had no idea that less than a year after starting the blog that Joe would be offered an awesome job less than two hours away from the Gulf. Funny how those things happen. :) Preparation has been a stuggle, and I know I haven't even experienced the half of it. On the other hand, our excitement grows each day and we know the best is yet to come. May you all have a mountain of blessing come your way this season too. Lots of love - Joe, Angie, Cambry, and Boston

A Day of Bubbles

Because of the cold, we have been inside a lot more than normal. To spice things up a bit we decided to break out the bubbles yesterday. I thought this would last 30 minutes tops. Turns out a child can blow bubbles all day long and still request more. She literally blew an entire jar of bubbles; I had to open another one. It was great fun!

Here are a couple of other pictures from the a few days ago. Brother and sister :), they adore each other. It is really cute to watch. She was holding him and I had asked to hold on tight so that he didn't fall. I of course went to get the camera. When I got back I reminded her to hold on tight so he didn't fall. "You don't have to say it over and over and over. I heard you the first time," she said. Yes, 2 going on 12 or would that be more like 13 already?

Christmas Gifts

This Holiday Season, give the gift that is sure to be multifunctional and provide hours of entertainment.
That's right, your garden variety, dollar store laundry basket. Why didn't I think of that before I did all my shopping?