Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Clean up, Clean up, Everybody Do Your Share!!

Yesterday we spent the afternoon and Jason's Aunt Cindy's house with her family, Jason's family, and Great Grandma and Grandpa Thrap. We spent our time there eating a huge meal, playing games, and letting the little kids open up a present. It was a great time but it also left a big mess. We all pitched in to clean up before we left and Carter decided even he would contribute.

Oh Christmas Tree!!! Oh Christmas Tree!!!

After six years this Christmas tree is about to retire. It has made it through nine moves and two young children. Carter is into EVERYTHING and so our tree is up on a table in the corner of our living room where he can't get to the ornaments. He thinks that the little red balls are apples. The thing about our tree that I am most proud of is all of my ornaments. Every year my parents always gave us an ornament and then when I got married and moved out of the house I got to take my ornaments with me. So there are a total of 20 ornaments. In addition, Jason and I have continued the tradition so we have an ornament for each year we have been married and and also one for each kid for every year. By the time we're done having kids my tree will look a lot like my parent's tree. (You can't really see much tree...just lights and ornaments.)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We had a great thanksgiving last weekend and we wanted everyone to know how much we appreciated seeing everyone and getting together with family. We had Thanksgiving on Thursday with the Thrap side of the family and then on Friday with the Zalesky side of the family. We ate waaaaay to much food. Now it is countdown to Christmas and Grandma Bell has already sent us the perfect outfits for the kids. I've taken some pictures and the Christmas cards are ordered so look for them in the mail in the next week or so.