Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve at our house always ends with Christmas pjs and Daddy reading the story of the birth of our saviour in Luke 2. We put out some cookies for Santa too before we tuck the little ones into bed for the night.

After a long winter's night, William woke us all up to see what was left under the tree. Our children were spoiled beyond rotten after they saw what they had each gotten. (Sorry a little corny I know!)

We started a new tradition this year with the children each drawing names and then working all December to earn money for the gifts they would exchange. It was pretty fun to see their enthusiasm in giving this year! Much better than all the focus on getting.

We headed over to my parents home for breakfast and more gift exchanges. The kids were loaded with treats and fun toys. Brooklyn was overwhelmed with everything going on around her! It was a very fun Christmas;even though most of us were battling the flu and sugar comas too!

We are so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who sent His son to be an example for us, to sacrifice and die for us. We can truly feel the Christmas spirit this year. The Lord lives and loves us. We can see our blessings beyond measure. This year has helped us grow and learn as a family. We are truly blessed with these wonderful children, good jobs, a nice home, reliable transportation, money enough for our needs and a little extra here and there, friends and family and each other! What a wonderful celebration of the Lord's birth to finish off the year.  

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Dinner

The Bonewell Family Chrismas dinner is put on by Stephanie each year. She does a great job and always has activities for the kids with lots of festivities all around. This year we had a candy hunt followed by a special visit from Santa Clause. The kids loved it. We kept with the spirit of Christmas and all ate yummy food!

Family Christmas Pictures 2012

Stephanie took some great shots of our family for Christmas! The kids were in good moods and everyone seemed to be genuinely happy about the pictures!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cub scouting

Taylor earned his bear in cub scouts. I have just been called/asked to be the new cub master. It is a bit overwhelming but should be lots of fun and adventurous! I am so thankful for the cub scout program. It is wonderful for these little boys and helps them accomplish such noteworthy goals!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow in Southern Utah

We really don't get very cold here so snow is a rarity. This year the kids woke up to snow. I let them spend a little time playing in all the snow before school. By the time they were home again, the snow was all melted!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gingerbread Houses

Family home evening was time for Gingerbread houses. We made a big mess and had lots of fun. The kids loved making them. Next year we might have to go with the kits since they kept falling over!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Brunettes have all the fun

Happy Birthday to me! Stephanie spoiled me with a little bit of color at the Salon. She's currently a student at Taylor Andrew's Hair School. She did a great job!