Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tree Gettin' 2010

So, what do you do once your husband and two new children are home for only a day and a half? Why, you go get your Christmas Tree!!!!
Oh man. We are a bunch o' crazies. (lovin' it)
So ... we got all eight kidlets ready, took some pictures along the way and piled into the car - along with the dog!
(told ya ... crazies ...)
I got a quick picture of Ivanna all dressed sweet for the occassion!
(Isn't she beautiful?)
Oh ... but she was off once that picture was snapped!

I can't get over Max's eyes. He is just beautiful as well. He reminds me alot of Chloe. I think it's all because both children have BIG expressive eyes.

Max has excellent taste in literature. 'The Open Door' by Mrs. Ragsdale. I highly recommend!

Whoa! Good thing this boy has a red coat, so we can see him!

Grand Adventurer Gabe!

Ellie walking Shep on the tree farm.

Ethan sitting by the creek bed.

What a sweet face!

Chloe out trompin' around.

The girls exploring.

Max says America is chilly too!

Daddy will keep you safe and warm Max! Always ...

Daddy getting the tree!

Beautiful Ivanna! In different outfit now.

Max thinks having big brothers is pretty cool.

Big brothers do things like plop you on their shoulders and show you the Christmas tree.
We had a great time! This is one of our favorite Christmas traditions. We ALL have to go and find the perfect tree, but it is usually Phillip and myself that pick it out while all the kids are running wild in the tree farm. After we haul it on top of the vehicle, we make our way to the cashier and load up on mini candy canes.
I love getting back to the house and making it all festive. This year is extra special.


The Broxton's said...

love all the pictures. I still have that baby food if ya want it, let me know!

Faith for Hope said...

Beautiful.... family.... and oh, yes the tree too. = ) Miss you guys an awful lot. Still feeling like your out of country. Guess I really need to visit ... so I can see everyone in person. Getting ready for our home study on Monday. Please keep us in your prayers. Love ya, Grace

Looking Up said...
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Looking Up said...

Seeing your pics just makes me smile. :) So thrilled that Max & Ivanna are doing well.

Mcarthur Mile said...

We had a great time with you yesterday! What a blessing it was to meet the kids. I will never forget Chole and Ellie yelling to me from the drive way "hey....come see our new kids!" Ivanna is such a sweetie! She love hugs and kisses so much. Max is so smart! Justus is already imitating words, and he is getting so big.You have awesome kids!, don't ever doubt that. Luke can't wait to meet "the new kids".

Jenny B. said...

Love it! Looks like lots of fun and sweet memories!

Sherry Noland said...

Loved all the pictures. All of the children are beautiful. I know it is hectic, but, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful family and to give a wonderful life to two children who otherwise wouldn't have had it. Please keep the pictures coming. I look for ward to them. Take care!