Wednesday, December 26, 2012

christmas 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing day yesterday. I hope you did too. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

on their way... her big show tonight! I get to go tomorrow night. Can't wait!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I do love this time of year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

christmas break

We got our first taste of snow yesterday. It only lasted about 30 minutes - but the kids threw on coats and boots and headed out. They were so excited!

We're thoroughly enjoying Christmas break so far. The kids have played happily for hours together. We've done some baking and spent some time with friends. We've listened to lots of Christmas music and read lots of Christmas books I checked out from the library. It's peaceful and relaxed. And I love it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

neighborhood movie night

Last night we had several friends from our street over for a Christmas movie night. It had its wild and crazy moments - but was very fun. My neighbors made the best popcorn for the event - complete with sprinkles, marshmallows and peppermint candies. The kids were in heaven! And then as we were walking everyone home, we decided to sing a little carol at each house. The evening ended with lots of laughter!

Such a neat group of kids. Love our neighborhood!

Monday, December 17, 2012

presentation day!

Yesterday was a big day. In the morning, all three kids were in the Christmas program at our church. The big kids memorized speaking parts and sang songs. Ethan's class came up and sang a song too. Then in the afternoon, the big kids had their first piano recital. They've been taking lessons since October from a wonderful piano teacher they love. They were both very nervous to perform but did great! It was a wonderful day.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

kendama fun

My kids each got a fun new toy for Christmas from Nana and Papa called a Kendama.

The kids have had hours of fun with them. And I'm thrilled that they do not require batteries!

Friday, December 7, 2012

dancing girl

Miss Audrey has a dance recital coming up later this month. She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. So thankful for her!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merry Thanksmas

In the Dobbs home, we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together. It makes for a crazy, fun-filled weekend!
Papa, Nana, Jonah - 16, Audrey - 9, Liam - 8, Charlie - 7, Abram - 5, Ethan - 4, Alice - 2