Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm Getting Nothin' for Christmas!!

Last night was our annual Gifford Christmas Party.
My sister Sherri surprised us by teaching the older grandkids this cute song.

Now onto Christmas break with all the kiddos home.
I'm going to try to make the  best of it and enjoy all this extra time with my little noise makers. ;-)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snow Camp

We took the scouts snow camping this weekend. We captured some of the cold moments

 nice warm bed

 this is just like home 

creepy dog statue we found

McKay and Jackson double jump. It's not a soft landing...

Blake launches over them

Jacob dislocates his jaw

Blake goes over the cliff

Cody can jump too

Dane flies over

Blake over again

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Baking

Well, I haven't done any actual baking this year. 
But we did work on these beauties last night.
I even let the big kids get in on the action.

Tonight we'll finish dipping cashews and whole dried strawberries.
Two nights ago McKay and I laid all the kids Christmas presents out on the bed to evaluate.
After gathering gifts throughout the year and shoving them in my closet I forget what I have for each child.  
I'm happy to announce my Christmas shopping is DONE!!!!
The only thing left is to take everyone to the dollar store to buy for each other.  
I wait all year for October, November, and December.  
I love the cool weather, the activities, music, and smells.
It makes me sad that in less than two weeks Christmas will already be OVER.  
I'm going to enjoy every second of the next several days and I hope you do too!!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Protecting YOUR Rights!

Last night at McKay's work Christmas party we captured this little gem. ;-)

All the attorneys.
Protecting YOUR rights!