Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas morning!

We had the best Christmas this morning.  The kids were all very happy with their gifts.  I think they were a bit surprised with what they got.  The rest of the day will be spent relaxing, playing, eating and sleeping.  We were up way too early....5:30!  Drake has not slept all night...this should be fun around 5pm tonight when he hits the wall from fatigue.

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Isabella got a ton of Hello Kitty stuff from her aunts and grandma.  She loves it all, especially the lip gloss and nail polish.

Someone was very excited last night.

Isabella asked Santa for a Rapunzel doll and she spent the morning brushing her hair.

Isabella and her Rapunzel doll.

Christmas Eve...everyone was counting down the minutes until bedtime, except Drake never went to bed...HMMM.

Grandma Bonny got Isabella this cute purple apron. She loves to help in the kitchen.


Drake getting his basketball.

Drake loves chickens, why? I don't know.  I found this egg and when you throw it against something it splats.  Kind of cool, it looks like a fried egg on the wall.

Drake and Mom

I was inspired to dress up this Christmas from the Radio Shack commercials.  I couldn't find a great super hero costume so I surprised the family this morning by being an elf and bringing the christmas spirit to our home.  I had fun!

Isabella got me this butterfly necklace and earrings. looks like everyone just got up...LOL

Not sure about this picture, other than it shows my glittery eyelashes really well.

We are having a blast with the Xbox 360...the kinnects is awesome.  You get quite the workout too.  My family is great!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Newsletter 2010

With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips, it almost makes writing a Christmas newsletter impossible.  Primarily because everyone already knows so much about us and especially all of the details from this past year.  With that said, we still wanted to send out a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a hope for the very best year to come!

I just sent out Christmas cards to all of our family.  My hope was to include a family picture.  Well, that did not happen as planned.  We have had beautiful weather until this past week.  It is freezing outside.  Maybe the family picture will come in a few weeks.  We shall see.

We have had the best year!  This statement is a statement in retrospect.  Looking back things could have been so much worse given the fact that Cory's employment was sketchy, we lived in our trailer, we have driven a few thousands miles this year,  family illness's, etc....but here we sit...healthy, employed, happy and safe!  These are 4 marvelous blessings that we cherish as gifts from our Father in Heaven.  Thank you!

The changes that we have undertaken this past year have given my family the opportunity to grow spiritually, individually and as a whole unit.  We have felt Jesus's hand in our lives every step of the way.  My Christmas wish for the next year is that we remain true to ourselves, love those around us and seek after the joy that this life has to offer without harming or hurting those around us.

The kids are doing great and Cory is enjoying his job.   Life is changing and we are embracing all of these changes with a positive and uplifting approach to it's many challenges.

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and that your family's are well.  Give your kids hugs and kisses....we miss all of them so much!  You can always check in with our family and our adventure by logging onto our blog.  We would love to hear from you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Watson's
Cory, Sherron, Drake, Rye and Isabella