December 23, 2009

Christmas Fun!

I have my nieces and nephew over the Christmas Break. My brother donated his kidney so his wife could get a kidney that matched her. They both had surgery at Scripps in San Diego December 15 and 16th, It is amazing how this came to be, my brother wanted to donate a kidney to his wife but was not a match. He went to Scripps and talked with the transplant coordinator, They have been working on this for a year. The coordinator then started putting the pieces together. It affected 6 people. 3 people who have been on dialasis, now have new kidneys! This is a gift of love, I have been trying to keep my kids busy while their parents are away. We have been to the dollar store twice to play a game, we draw names I give the kids money and they go buy a gift for that person. They love running through the store shopping! Monday we went ice skating for 4 hours, Then for FHE we made Christmas cookies!! Tuesday we went to the Bellagio to see the flower garden and chocolate fountain! then we went to the fashion show and saw the wonderful Christmas show!! I take my kids every year! At the end it snows! Then we went to brass pro shops, they have a great Santa and Mrs. Claus. They had target shooting with paly guns and bow. We had a fun day! Brooklynn and Remington feel asleep in the car on the way home!! Today we are going to the Chipmunk movie! It is going to be a fun Christmas Break! My brother and his wife are doing good, we are hoping they will release them for a few days to come home for Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2009

Santa at Chucke Cheese

Yesterday was my preschool Christmas party, I had it at Chucke Cheese. It was so fun with all the moms,dads, kids and my grandbabies. We had the place to ourselves!!! I have a great Santa that I sleep with. So everyone saw Mrs. McIntyre kissing Santa Claus!!!! ( I was hoping it would help those who were afraid)! I love this picture it brings back so many memories of Christmas past! Thanks kids for coming with the babies! Thanks for all the moms and dads who came and had fun with us,it was a great party!!!

December 07, 2009


Today we went to the mall and saw Santa!! As you can see this is not the happiest place on earth!!! The only reason I was in the photo is because we couldn't get the two criers to go without grandma!! Lunch was great afterwards then they all wanted to go by and see Santa from a distance.

December 01, 2009

We took pictures of each family this year for our Christmas Card.
I love Christmas time because there is so much family time! It is great to be together and think about the miracle of Jesus' birth and his life. It is a time to try to be more Christ like in words and actions. I love the song "I am trying to be like Jesus". This is what I try to do everyday. Some days are better than others, but I keep trying. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

Thanksgiving 2009

We have so much to be grateful for, we have a great family and everyone is healthy at the moment! For Thanksgiving we had it at my brothers Darrin's house. We had 40 people,We cooked 2 fried turkeys,1 roasted turkey, 1 spiral baked ham, 30 lbs. potatoes.12 pies,stuffing,green beans, 5 dozen rolls and pomegranate salad.We had family come from all over! It was a great time!