Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Washington

I know I haven't blogged in almost 2 months but there is a reason. My family has been apart and I am finding it difficult to take pictures without my girls around. We are moving AGAIN! Yes, again (with a big heavy sigh) This will be move 51 for me and 11 for Dave and I together. Dave and the girls are already in Vancouver and staying with Grammie (Thanks Grammie for taking care of my precious family.) Dave got a great job up there and Kim is already in school. We weren't sure if she was going to be allowed to go back to kindergarten because she didn't meet the deadline for her birthday for Washington but she did in California. They did let her start and between Grammie, Dave and Aunt Heather, Kim makes it to school every day. (Thank you again to Grammie and Auntie Heather for all of the help you have given to Dave and me.) We are renting a duplex as of Jan 15th. I have to finish up my job before I can move up. I will be moving up with our belongings that weekend. Dave and I get together as often as we can so I can see the girls but it has been pretty rough. When we finally are together again living under the same roof it will be 3 months of seperation. I am so grateful for eternal families. The knowledge that we will be together forever has made this seperation bareable. It is still difficult but we are pushing throw it. We were able to spend Christmas together which was a much needed time together.

I didn't have my camera for Christmas so I am copying pictures of my girls from Heather's blog page. Thanks Heather :) I am hoping to get more pictures from all the other family we were able to see so I will post them as soon as I get them. :)

We spent Christmas Eve with the Butlers and had a great time. Auntie Heather taught the girls Christmas songs and they sang them. Okay Kim and Norah sang Hadley was too shy to sing.
Grammie Cakes as Hadley calls Grammie read the Christmas story out of the Bible and everyone played a part. Dave was a sheep. (No picture of Dave, Sorry it really was a sight to see) Kim was the angel.
Hadley was Mary. I can remember doing the christmas story play when I was young and I was always Mary. I never had to speak just sit there. Hadley did it perfectly. Aunt Misty gave the all the kids Jammies. They had fun changing and waiting for Santa.


Abby said...

What great photos Katie. We sure enjoyed spending time with all of you and will be so excited to have you closer.

Dents said...

I am happy you all got to be together for Christmas. These past few months haven't been very fun for you I'm sure. I am glad you will all be under one roof again soon.