Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Decorating our Christmas Tree!

Hann's Christmas Tree Farm.

Surprise Visitors!

We enjoyed a surprise visit from Aunt Tam(Paul's sister) and Uncle Jimmy(her husband and competitor for the favorite uncle contest) just before Thanksgiving. I checked the kids out of school and we headed for Chicago's O'hare Airport. The kids had no idea where we were going. There were a few tears thinking we were going to Utah and they were going to have to endure an endless car ride. Finally things clicked when the started to see signs for the airport and planes flying above. We had a great visit with them and a wonderful Thanksgiving with them and the Johnson crew!
Tamara and the kids painting the ceramic animals that Aunt Tam gave them.
Picking the perfect Christmas tree at the Tree Farm on Thanksgiving morning.

A visit to Wisconsin's ocean, Lake Michigan. A few weeks before the ice bergs formed!

A stop at the Jelly Belly Factory on the way home from Chicago to get a little sugar high!

Our first stop was the Chicago Temple. This was the kids first trip to the temple since our move to Milwaukee.

Time moves so quickly...

Here's the last few months in a nutshell. Joshua celebrated his third birthday on October 15th! He's growing up so fast! He loves anything cars and got a "hugemongus" racetrack for his birthday. However, he loves his Daddy more than anything else and counts the minutes until Daddy gets home and he's no longer the only male in the household! We hope to have him fully potty trained by age five! His sisters were trained at age 2!
Halloween was great and the kids had many parties and dressed up in multiple costumes! Sydni was "Nancy Drew", Mikelle was a witch, Abby was "Cinderella", and Josh was "Batman"