Thursday, December 25, 2008

So this is Christmas....

Utah Foster Care Foundation Christmas Party and a BYU football player. The kids were in 7th heaven with the center for BYU

The season started off with a bang and Kloey's birthday party!

Happy 7th Birthday pretty girl


Joseph and Ben being wisemen at our church Christmas party



Okay, Here comes Santa Claus does he look familiar?

and Zach


...Gallie


...Joseph


...Jacob


...Ben

...Katie


...Kloey


...Andrew

...Jonathan
...Lydia


...Nathan This is the Daulwalder family

We have not met them before but they were gracious enough to call us on Christmas Eve to tell us they had found some backpacks and Sharon was kind of enough to embroider all of the kids' names on them. (It turns out John, interviewed them to become foster parents.)Then, They delivered them at 8:30pm with a card and $1.00 for each of the kids. The kids have put all of their toys in the backpacks. What a humbling experience to be a part of. We thank them for their generosity.


Here is another story of generosity. Someone secretly delivered these pajamas to some very happy children. The kids didn't even mind that they weren't blue ;). Merry Christmas!

We decided that this year we would go lighter on the gifts and so everyone got 4 presents and 2 from grandparents.


Waiting for Dad to hand out the gifts...Hurry Up Dad!

A little bit into unwrapping. Not all of the kids are pictured here because there wasn't enough room.

Here is a small panorama shot of some of the aftermath.


Well, It has been a wonderful day. We are getting ready to sit down to a ham dinner with cheesy potatoes and a vegetable. Yum! It has been a relaxing day one that I have really appreciated. The living room is slightly cleaner than before but that isn't important right now. We are so appreciative of all that we ahve blessed with. Including our Plug and play Pac-Man, Dig dug, Pole Postion and more. Does it get any better than Pacman? Not really! We wish we could see more of you for the holiday season but since we can't know how much you are all always in our thoughts and prayers. What great friends we have. Thank you for all of the love and support you show to our family.




















4 comments:

Whitaker Family said...

Merry Christmas! Sounds like you had a fun day. I love those pajamas! So cute!

Tyler and Kristen said...

Wow, what a family! I hope you all have a great New Year! It's fun reading your blog and seeing what you all are up to, if you don't have our adress, check us out at... tylerandkristen.blogspot.com
I love the family pic by the way, you all look so great!

Rachelle said...

Oh my goodness! What cute pictures! I just found your blog from Kristen's and am soooo excited to be able to read about you guys. We have a blog too, but it is private so if you send me your email address I can send you an invite if you'd like. Also, send me your address so I can mail you my Christmas card...I'm a slacker, I know =) shelbee12@gmail.com Miss you all! Rachelle Hyer

Rodriguez Family said...

what a handsome santa!