Sunday, December 29, 2013


Bass Pro Shops
The kids love to go here with Papa whenever he comes to visit.

Decorating Christmas sugar cookies with Papa

Their motto seemed to be, "You can't have too many sprinkles!"

I got to go on three field trips that last week of school before Christmas break.  The first one was on Tuesday with Emily to Walmart and the mall to buy gifts for charity.

Then, on Wednesday, the 1st graders at Daniel's school had a performance at the mall.  They did a great job!  Here they are waiting patiently for their turn to perform.

Then on Thursday, it was back to the mall (this makes three times in one week!) for Daniel's field trip to see Santa, ride the train, and go to Build A Bear.

On Christmas Eve, we made Shrinky Dinks ornaments.  Remember those?  I remember doing those as a kid, and our kids sure loved it.  It was fun to watch them shrink up in the oven.  The kit came with this cute little tree.

This is for you, Dad. :-)  Here is Emily in her pretty dress that Papa picked out for her.  Doesn't she look sweet?

We had such a wonderful Christmas!  The kids are so happy with all of their gifts, and we feel so blessed.  We are grateful for Jesus and the knowledge that He came to the earth to provide a way so that we can return to live with Him and Our Heavenly Father some day.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Family Portraits 2013

Merry Christmas!
Love, The May Family

Jonathan, age 4

Daniel, age 6

Andrew, age 8
Emily, age 10

 Nathaniel, age 13

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christine's Birthday and Setting Up the Christmas Tree

My birthday was on Thanksgiving this year, so we celebrated on Wednesday night with cake and gifts and then we went to dinner together on Friday.  I felt pretty spoiled! 
I loved this Edible Arrangements gift my sister sent.  Do you see how the kids want to attack it before I even get a piece? 

This was a nice surprise from my dad.  He ordered it from the Publix in Florida, and they made it for me here.  Yum!!!!

The kids had fun decorating the Christmas tree.  I put up the lights and the garland, and then let them go to town on the ornaments.  They love decorating it!  Posing for pictures?  Not so much.  Notice Jonathan hiding from me on the couch. :-)
Merry Christmas!