Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Cookies!

We had a ton of fun decorating cookies with the Goekens!

Decorationg cookies

Just a few sprinkles on the cookies Eliana's cookie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve!

We had fun at Grandpa and Grandma Buman's for Christmas!  Abel is working this weekend, so he couldn't come with us.

Eating fresh homemade ice cream!

Grandpa pouring sparkling wine


Awesome Christmas Eve meal

Isaac was so excited to give Ellie her present

I think she liked it 

Putting the last piece of the nativity on 

Sunday, December 18, 2016


We are so excited to be close to family for Christmas this year!!!  I still may not have every box unpacked or all of the Christmas decorations up, but we still have the Christmas spirit and are ready to celebrate the birth of our savior!!!

Chopstick showed up after Thanksgiving

The boys had a Christmas concert at school.  

They boys had fun decorating a gingerbread house!

Isaac got a little sticky!

Finished product!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Birthday Boys

Well, it's been another year and Isaac and Abel are a year older.  I am so proud of both of them.  Isaac has really become more outgoing and is starting to think of others more.  Last year at this time, he really didn't have any friends in his grade.  This year he has several friends and just walks around like he owns the school.   I am so proud of how hard Abel is working.  He takes care of the sickest patients everyday and works crazy hours.  But he always comes home and thinks of his family first.  Even though he is tired and maybe had a bad day or night, he never acts like it.  He always wants to be with his family.  I am so blessed!

Abel got an afternoon off before his birthday, so we made last minute birthday plans for a party for Isaac.   We went to Defy Gravity with a few friends and Isaac had a blast.

Isaac and his buddies

Singing happy birthday.

Opening presents

Brodie had a few buddies that came also

I think we all had a great time!

The boys and I were feeling bad that Abel had to work on his birthday, so we planned a surprise birthday celebration later in the week.  The boys attached him with some silly string and then we had a movie night.  It was wonderful to have an afternoon/evening together!