James- Orthodontist, runner, cross-fitter, yard work lover and affectionate father to 4.
Tricia- Over scheduled mother of 4, runner, cross-fitter, shopper and lover of all things Disney!
Married in Boise, Idaho temple on December 29, 2001.
Dorothy- Dancer, violinist, pianist, honor roll student who is learning to sew!
Preston- Lego lover, mine-craft fanatic, basketball enthusiast and protective big brother.
Violet- Preschooler, mommy's girl, reader, old soul and future star violinist!
Ruby- Happy, content, busy, climber, iPad hog and adored by all who meet her!
We celebrated Christmas eve by going to Evan and Kelly's house. We played games and enjoyed prime rib for dinner! Then came home the kids put on their new Christmas jammies from grandma and Papa and then we put the kids down. Santa's elves began setting out and setting up Christmas and crashed hard!
Elf on the shelf (although controversial) is my kids FAVORITE family tradition during Christmas! I kid you not as soon as their eyes open each morning in December the first thing out of their mouth is "Where's Krinkle" and then they all start running through the house searching for him. They enjoy finding him and this year Preston told me he really likes when Krinkle does awesome stuff!!! Here are a few of his shenanigans from 2014!
Cute little Violet had her kindergarten Christmas program and we all went to see her in it! She had learned like 10 songs and sang all of them so well! The kids were laughing at how cute she was and Preston really loved the part where she sang about giving a Christmas kiss and threw out Hershey's kisses!!! He spent the next 3 songs scouring the floor looking for any kisses that were not picked up yet!!
Dorothy performed in her Christmas piano recital, she practiced really hard and learned "Good King Wenceslas" she has such an ear and knows how to make a piece flow!! I am so proud of the musician she is becoming!
In 5th grade each student must select someone famous, read a biography and write a paper on the person. Then they all get to dress up as the person they selected and we walk through and see all the 'wax' figures. Dorothy was the WORST wax figure ever!!! She was smiling and talking to everyone that walked by instead of staying perfectly still!! Her teacher came up to me and told me that she was the happiest student to ever participate in the wax museum. She has been planning on being Judy Garland since she heard about the wax museum in 2nd grade!