Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Made 2008 Great

We're traveling to New York to celebrate the holidays and are reflecting on a fun year. If you're seeing our blog for the first time, feel free to browse our events and stories from the last couple of years by looking through the archives listed in the lower left hand column.

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If you've been following our news, take a minute to reminisce and check out some of our top ten things that made 2008 great!
10. Lily Started School
9. We Survived Yellowstone
8. We Were in a Parade
7. Scouting is Awesome
6. Mexico: Fun in the Sun
5. A Wii Made Jack's #9 Feel Fine
4. Going on a Bear Hunt. Are You Afraid?
3. Tennis Anyone?
2. We live in a very fun neighborhood in a great town.
1. Our blessings are numerous and our hearts are full.

We hope your holidays are happy and your new year is filled to overflowing with happy times, good health and a heart full with gratitude.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

'Tis the Season

It's officially here! We celebrated with our town on the day after Thanksgiving at the Mayor's annual tree lighting ceremony in old town Parker. It was so beautiful to see all the trees lit up and we even had some snow at the end of the evening to add even more sparkle to the event. That's a picture of Julie and the kids with the mayor. It's fun to live in a place with such a small-town feel.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Very Thankful

We enjoyed a simple, family Thanksgiving, beginning with watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in our pajamas. The kids helped with the cooking and were so excited that Uncle Tom could join us for dinner.

We are pondering many blessings this year, almost too numerous to list, but we thought you might enjoy seeing what the kids are thankful for this year:


  • My School
  • Bugs
  • My [pretend] Dog Emily
  • Green Beans
  • My Family

  • My Family
  • My Spine
  • My Grandma Who Passed On
  • My Heart
  • My Pets
  • Food and Water

Jack (wrote a Thanksgiving family letter)
Dear Mom, Dad, Lily and Kate,

You are the best family in the world. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. There are many ways I am thankful for you.

Mom, you are the best mom in the world. I'm thankful for you cooking for me. Also thank you for being nice and for helping me. Mom, you're the best.

Dad, you're the best dad in the universe. I am very thankful for you for playing with me and for working to put food on the table. Also, thank you for helping clean. All in all, you are the best dad in the world.

Lily is the best. I'm thankful for you being nice. Also for giving me hugs. As you can see, Lily is awesome.

Kate is the coolest sister in the world. I'm thankful for you giving me favors, also for sharing. Obviously, she is cool.

You're the best family in the world. I'm so glad to have you. Thank you for being the best.

Your family member,