Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

 Dave had to work Christmas Eve so the kids and I went to church in Walla Walla that morning and then drove over and stopped at the station to see Dave before going over to his parents house.

 The kids love visiting the firehouse and no matter how often I go they always want to do and see the same things.  Jax was engrossed in the Seahawks game inside the station so he was not around for picture but was there.

 We went to Christmas Eve service with all the Pemberton family and then came back to Popee and Memah's for appetizers and a few presents.
 10 Cousins ages 7 months - 10 years
 We also did our traditional acting out of the Christmas story complete with awesome costumes. This is always one of my favorite part of Christmas and it never fails to make everyone laugh and have fun.

 Cousins sorting Jax's new football cards.
 Case was pretty excited for his new basketball.
 We stayed up till 1am on Christmas Eve so we had a little later start to our morning, we had to wait for Dave to get off work so when he got back to the house around 8:30 the kids opened their stockings.
 Then everyone else showed up and we had breakfast and spent the next 3 hours drinking coffee and slowly opening presents taking breaks so the kids could play with their toys and the adults laughed and talked. It was a pretty perfect Christmas morning.
 The girls.
 The boys.

 Julie crocheted this new blanket for the window seat in our new house. I am in love with it and the colors! It will be perfect.
 Mike and Julie had this sign made up for our gate (Taylor designed the logo using our Outfitters logo).

 We were lucky enough to get a white Christmas so after presents we headed outside to sled down the hill next to Dave's parents house. It was a beautiful day to get outside and have fun.

 After the kids were tired of sledding we came back inside for crafts and....
 ....BINGO with Popee.
 Later that evening we had a really yummy Christmas dinner and stayed up fairly late again playing games and having fun. It was such a fun Christmas and so nice to be with everyone.
We came back to Walla Walla the day after Christmas to more snow. I took the kids out to the property and went sledding. Now that Christmas is over we still have another 12 days left before we go back to school!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Colt Berney Bulldog of the Month

Colt received the Berney Bulldog of the Month award for the 4th grade this month.  I was pretty impressed considering he is the new kid in the school. It was a cute program they did and he was pretty happy. I think the cutest part was seeing how excited his brothers were for him. 
Colt with his principal Mrs. Carpenter (who is the type of principal they write about in kids storybooks but you never actually believe they exist- we are so lucky!).

Thursday, December 21, 2017

December Happenings

Colbi had her Christmas program at Mustard Seed. I love their holiday program, it is so sweet and the kids do such a great job.
We picked out our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. 
I love the kids faces, Dave was saying something funny and they just thought he was hilarious.
Unfortunately we got home and decorated the tree and it fell over breaking ornaments while decorating, most of Colt's ornaments broke and he was devastated. A lot of them he has had since he was little and he had such fun every Christmas pulling them out and asking me about the memory behind each ornament.  I felt so bad for him, we got it straightened back out and only put the non-breakable ornaments on it for this year. Next year when we are in our house we will get a beautiful (but fake) tree and decorate it all up.

We went downtown to the Christmas Lights Parade and warmed up after with hot chocolate from Starbucks.
Jax had to make an ornament for his class ornament exchange. He wanted Seahawk colors, I tried so bad to buy one because I am terrible at this type of stuff. I finally got on Pinterest and searched easy Christmas ornaments. A quick trip to Wal-Mart for ribbon and done. He really liked it.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


 Thanksgiving this year was with my side of the family. We had it at my mom and dad's house. The boys helped my mom decorate the tree since we would also be celebrating Christmas together as well.

 Colbi had a Thanksgiving program at Mustard Seed the Monday before Thanksgiving. I was the only one that could make it but it was so cute.
 Colbi and Maggie.
 All the Mires' cousins.
 Colbi loved her baby carrier that she got from the gift exchange with the cousins.

Dave worked most the break so he was not around much but the kids had so much fun with their cousins.  Just a few weeks left before Christmas break!

Monday, November 20, 2017

School Pictures 2017

 Colt : 4th grade (10 years old)
 Jax :  2nd grade (8 years old)
Case : Kindergarten (6 years old)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

We had a really fun Halloween this year.  The weather was incredible and the kids had a lot of fun. They all dressed up for their day at school and Colbi and I got to go and help with Jax's class bat party (they have been studying bats at school) and then stayed for the costume parade that Berney has for all the kids.  Once the kids got home from school we met up with our friends the Hutchison's and did some serious trick or treating. We started about 4:30 and didn't get home until almost 7. We got a lot of walking in and all 9 of the kids were so happy it was pretty enjoyable.  Thanks to Aunt Marni for all the awesome costumes!