Friday, January 7, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Our family really enjoyed our Christmas season at home this year! We tried to get out on the town and find the fun things to do in Seattle since we didn't do any traveling. Here's the boys at the Garden d'Lights in Bellevue.We visited some animals at Swanson's Nursery. Here's Curley the camel.The boys and Dasher the reindeer.In pajamas by the tree on Christmas Eve!Santa made it to our house! Joseph didn't wake us until after 8:00 and we had to wake Justin. He stumbled out of bed before he was even awake when he heard the word "presents." Here he is as Buzz Lightyear.Santa also brought a Wii and needless to say, the boys have been loving it.After Christmas, we drove to Eugene to hang out with Darren's family. Here are those cute boy cousins in their new Oregon Duck gear. (Go ducks!) We can never get enough of these boys.Our little Jolley girl. Carol and I had fun doing a naked baby Christmas photo shoot.An exciting thing happened while we were there. I won our game of Scrabble! Check out the score card. I really thought this might not ever happen. Which is why I need to relish it now. It might not ever happen again. But it felt good!Erica says Happy New Year! We rang in the New Year with my cousin Melinda and her family. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures. But we had a great time playing games and drinking Martinelli's.I am so thankful this time of year for friends and family who we care for so much. We loved spending time with so many of you and missed those we didn't get to spend time with. Most of all, I am so very grateful for our Heavenly Father's gift of His Son and for His love that I am able to feel in my life.


Emily said...

YAY!!!! So cute! Erica is getting so big, and so beautiful. I bet Christmas was so fun at your house. That picture of Justin as Buzz is awesome...that's what we do at our house all the time. So cute. And the best part of that scrabble game is that my dad came in VERY LAST!!! GREAT JOB!!

And you got a wii...awesome!!

I keep meaning to call you, it has been too long. Thanks for posting!!
Love you all!

Jenni said...

You have no idea how much I love and just TREASURE your picture updates. I love those kids so much and I cann't believe how big Erica is getting. They all look so adorable in their christmas Pjs. And pretty much my favorite thing ever is seeing the cousins together! Your family is just so adorable!

I realllllllly realllllllly missed you guys at Christmas this year and hope hope hope that I get to see you soon. If you won't be in Utah anytime, I'll be in Oregon this summer and I will walk to Seattle if I have to!!!

Love you!

Carol and Bruce said...

I bet we can give Jenni a ride to Seattle this Summer.

It was so fun to see your photos of Christmas, the kids by the tree is just so adorable. Erica's first Christmas! There won't be many years that they will sleep in till 8:00 after this.

We were so happy you came down to spend time with us, it totally made Christmas for us this year and we enjoyed every minute, especailly the scrabble victory!

Can't wait to see you this week end.

Stephanie said...

Jill I haven't checked your blog in a while i guess because I didn't even know you had a baby!!! I actually saw your sister in law Emily the other night at Bunko. I recognized her right a way, but it took her a minute to remember who I was. She's the one who told me you had a baby. It was fun to see her and catch up. I'm so excited for you to have a girl and she is really cute. I love all the hair. It was good to see pics of you and your family. You guys need to come to vegas because you have lots of people that you could visit and stay with here.