WOW--Are the holidays busy or what??!! I was finally feeling caught up on some things and ready to post and then our internet connection went down for several days this week. Talk about feeling "disconnected"!!! :-) Thanks to a great phone company, we are now up and running.
I feel so behind in posting that I'll just post several random pictures from the past few days so that I feel caught up. :-)
I mentioned in an earlier post that Mark was going duck hunting for the first time, but I'm afraid not last. :-) Well, the hunt was a success!! I now have some duck meat carefully tucked away in the freezer. I usually have a very strong stomach, but for some reason I didn't handle the sight/smell of this meat very well. :-} I'm thinking it will be making it's way out to my parents house (as soon as I can remember to take it) to let them experiment with it on us. Kaden has told me several times he wants to "eat that duck" or else Molly (0ur dog that's salivating in the picture background), would have already received a delicious treat. :-)
Ready to go to church the Sunday before Christmas.
Our family Christmas. Kelsey looks like she had been patiently waiting for awhile.
One of Khara's main requests for Christmas was "chapter books". She was thrilled to receive 14 of them. (Thanks to e-bay ;-). She is quite the bookworm!!! (which I am thrilled with)
Very happy to be the mother of Choo-Choo dolls.
Did anyone else fall into the moon sand trap this year?? Actually, my kids love it,(Philip and Mark seemed to enjoy it as well) it just requires a little more clean-up time than other things. Is that why I let them play with it at my parents house??....
Englund family Christmas opening stockings, gifts, and also the packages from Aaron and Brenda who were not able to be here this year for Christmas.
My mom helping Kaden with a really neat blanket/sleeping bag she got for him that rolls up into a backpack. Came in very handy on our cold trip to Michigan.
My dad, very pleased with the GPS he got.
Kelsey and Khara each got new Bibles from Grandma and Grandpa Englund. Kelsey wanted Dana to start reading to her out of it.
Kendall and Leanna were not able to come for Christmas either. Khara, Kelsey, and Kaden loved getting a big box in the mail from them. :-)
Very happy with the hoodies Kendall and Leanna got them.
Kaden getting ready to open his gift from them.
Michigan family Christmas. Kaden LOVES to play Uno Attack and actually ended up winning this game.
Kelsey gets to hold new cousin Allison~ and is thrilled!! She loves babies!!
Kelsey helping Kaitlynn break in some of her new gifts.
Gotta love games!!!
Now we are back into the swing of school:
Khara with Principal Mrs. Lanser
We were very happy to get a letter in the mail from Khara's school last week telling us that Khara had been chosen as "Good Citizen" for her second grade class for 2nd quarter. What made us even more happy is that she received this honor for 1st quarter as well!! :-)Some of the ElDo Elem. good citizens.