Monday, December 14, 2009

Odds & Ends

So, I thought I needed to update our blog with a few of our comings and goings. This blog is a little backwards, because I forgot that you need to do your last pictures first and your first pictures last. Oh well! I can't believe that we are already into the middle of December! Time has gone by so fast. We are going to Utah for two weeks for Christmas and New Years. Camren's birthday and my birthday are also going to be squeezed into those two weeks as well. I am not looking forward to the 23 hour drive. I have been praying for dry roads and good weather while we are travelling. Any of you that wish to join in that prayer, our family would appreciate it! :)
There was a little girl that asked Tori to race down the hill at recess with her. Before she asked Tori, she had covered up a hole in the hill with snow. Tori didn't know this and ran right over the ditch and fell and sprained her ankle! We took her to the Dr. and she ended up having an air cast and crutches for the week. I cannot believe how mean some little girls can be. Tori has taken it all in stride though. She is a tough little girl, and a very nice one, I might add. :)

This is Brahnson. Why does he have bows in his hair? He lost a competition with Tori of who could get their area of the kitchen done the fastest!

Thanksgiving was very fun and stress free this year! The pictures are a little smudgy, but you get the idea! My really good friend and I decided that we didn't want to make the whole Thanksgiving meal for just our families and then have to clean up everything. We decided to do it at the church and invite any other families that didn't have families around to join us. We each had our assignment and dinner was done and cleaned up by 4:30 that afternoon and we could go home to clean houses. We decorated so it was a little more "homely". One family brought gingerbread cookies for the kids to decorate as one of that family's traditions. We had an art and crafts table, a game table, and the other half of the gym to play basketball. We had about 30 people there. It was great. We will totally do it for next year.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I can guarantee I won't be having a new post before 2010! I hope you all have a very safe and fun holiday! We are so grateful for all of our wonderful friends and family! We love you!


Debbie D said...

Poor Tori! What a mean thing to do to someone! Thank goodness it was only a sprain. I love the bows in Brahnson's hair too. Classic. As for Thanksgiving? You are a genius!!! That sounds like a great thing to do. And having tables for playing games and lots of room for kids to run around sounds delightful. Plus you didn't have to kill yourself making the ENTIRE meal. Way to go Barbi!!
Oh and also, have a Merry Christmas. I hope your travels are safe (and dry). Plus, I look forward to your first post of 2010 :)

Sampson Cousins said...

Barbi!! I am so excited for you to come down for Christmas!!! For the first time in a long time we are going to have the whole family together. Looks like a fun Thanksgiging.
Love Mal

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Sammy said...

Poor Tori I hope that you are felling better soon! I can not wait till I see you guys on SUNDAY!!!!

David and Vicki Wardell Family said...

love the pics and love the holiday idea! Sounds like a really fun day..

Jeromy Sampson said...

Sorry just doing some early spring cleaning

Jeromy Sampson said...

I know I have a lot of family support. It just sucks right now!