"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our Christmas celebration!

Well in our last post I talked about how Blake had been working lots, and I had shared about how we didn't really get to have a family Christmas celebration.
I didn't want to get my hopes up, but Blake told me that he saw something in the paper that he thought we might like. God is so good because even though Blake was on call yesterday, he got home around 4 0'clock! We loaded up and drove into town to ride the gondola up the mountain for dinner and dancing! The view of the mountain and city at night was simply breath taking. The boys were so excited they could hardly contain themselves. They had been dying to take the lift up the mountain and they couldn't believe the sights on the mountain. It's so cool to see life through the eyes of your children!
The boys look out the gondola.
Blake and the kids at the top of the mountain! Sadie wasn't really sure of the gondola, but part of it could have been that she couldn't see a darn thing!
Just watching the boys was enough to make Blake and I burst with joy! So we rode up, the guys let Sadie and I pick seats by the fire while they got our dinner. My sweet husband got me my favorite dinner and wine (what a treat!) and he got a steak and pizza for the kids. I know it's silly that I am telling you what we ate, but when you've been living with a stove and microwave we were gettin' hungry for our favorites!!!! Oh the simple things in life!

Of course, we got lots of people talking about our family and adorable kiddos. When Sadie was finished eating she got up and started shaking her booty. It's like she knows that people think she's a princess and even though she's quiet...she's very social and loves the stares!

We were desperate to get a picture of all of us ON the mountain so we asked the guy working the gondola. Oops, he got his finger in it! Oh well!
After we got to the bottom of the mountain, we walked to the shops in the snow. It was a nice beautiful sparkly snow! The boys found this Santa and since we really don't do Santa I made them stand here so that we could count this as our pic! It was a night I won't forget and I thank God for providing us the time to get away. Needless to say, someone decided to drink and go sledding at midnight last night so Blake had to go in to repair a femur fracture (ouch dude) at 1am. Isn't it selfish that I was just glad this didn't interupt our family time? I was...sorry hun!


Hendrick Family said...

Molly girl...I love seeing your beautiful family. It looks like you're in a winter wonderland. What priceless memories!

Love ya!


norma murphy said...

We love the pictures, Molly! We're so glad you got to go out for your Christmas celebration! Glad you got the crock pot, too!! Cook up a storm, girl!! Enjoyed talking on Skype, too!! I challenge your sisters to get on Skype NOW!! Love, Mom

Melodie said...

at first i thought the dinner and dancing was just for you and blake. and i was thinking who in the world are they calling to babysit. but what a great family date! i know you're making some great family memories together.

Laura said...

Gosh you all are the cutest little snow bunnies ever! You all look like you just fit in there....

Love the family pic! So glad you have had such a great Christmas!