Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Eve

This year we had Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa Bulkeley's house. After the ham feast and the Nativity play put on by the kids, Uncle Thad and Jacob, Santa Clause dropped off a very long letter and presents for everyone in a big red bag at the door while we were singing. They all got matching monkey pj's. Nate got gorrilla pj's and they all got a Curious George stuffed animal from Santa.


We went up to Sierra Summit this year to play in the snow. The whole drive up was rainy and foggy but as soon as we got there it was sunny for two and a half hours. When we left it started snowing. We had a great time at the campground we found. We had a hill for sledding, a bathroom to ourselves, a picnic table, a rope swing and a bridge. We had a great time and thanks to our snow suits we lasted a long time. We also made a snowman and the kids made snow angels. We hope to always carry on the tradition of finding snow at Christmas time.

Grandma and Grandpa Krumm

Grandma and Grandpa Krumm are having a hard time adjusting to having to be apart and live in seperate living homes to be cared for. Please keep them in your prayers for them to have comfort and all that they need to be happy. We love you Grandma and Grandpa Krumm! We have been visiting them and we every caroled to them this past week. They loved seeing all the kids.

Christmas Parties

Jacob has three parties to attend each year. We got to go to Ventura one weekend, Avila Beach one weekend and also a party in Bakersfield all in December. We had a great time dancing together at all of the parties, enjoyed the good food and free hotel stay on the beach for two of them. It is so nice to be able to get away together atleast once a year.

Tha Nativity

Our first live nativity was at the Lord's (family) house. The girls were angels, and Nate was a shepard. We also got to do the Nativity at the Nelson's house and Grandma and Grandpa Bulkeley's house. Never too much of a good thing. I know they knew the true meaning of Christmas this year.

Caroling at the San Juaquin Hospital

The Girl Scouts visited the San Juaquin hospital and caroled this year on all the floors. We enen got to walk the halls and sing to everyone. Afterwards we went to Grandma Richards house to celebrate her birthday and have cake and homemade ice cream.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I can't believe it is over! I went to UVSC in 1995 with a goal of being a math teacher and I just now thirteen years, five kids, and four Universities later got my Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Education. The whole family was there to chear me on. I loved showing the kids how important this was to me and I hope it will be important to them too. Thanks to all of those who supported me and helped me get through school. Savannah calls me "the mathematician" now, they were waving at me though the whole ceremony it was awesome. I was the only one graduating with a family picture with five children you should have seen all the looks.

All Decorated

We got the Christmas spirit early this year. We already have our lights up our Chrismas cards ready our shopping done and our house decorated. The kids were a lot of help. Hannah even helped me make a wreath for the door this year. We are excited for the holidays.

Blast Off!

Nate got a rocket kit from Grandma Bulkeley. Jacob worked on it for hours alone but Nate got to push the blast off button. We did it over and over. It went pretty high and blasted off pretty big. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Nate is 7!

This year for Nate's Birthday party we took his friends to Camelot to ride the race cars. They all had a great time and we had the place to ourselves. Nate got spy gear from us this year and we are still trying to figure it all out.