Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Where to Start

I have SO many pictures I don't even know where to begin to start putting them up! First of all let me say, we had a wonderful Christmas! Although I was missing my family and friends in Montana, it was so nice to be with the family we have here in Missouri. Also, it was REALLY fun to have Molly at Christmas. I don't know what we ever did without her!! I think she had a wonderful time opening presents, playing with the wrapping paper and getting to see so much family. Not to mention...she got totally spoiled!! She was so lucky to get so many new clothes, books and toys!!

Luke, Molly, Kelly & I had our Christmas Wednesday night, as we were headed for Carrollton for the rest of the week. Here are some pictures of Molly & Kelly opening their presents:

I love Molly's expressions in these two pictures as she shows off her new cow from Matt & new drum from Grandma Leila:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas All Month Long

We have had such a great December. I feel like we have been celebrating Christmas all month long and it also felt like Christmas when we were in Montana. The shopping is finished up and everything is in the mail. I've already made one round of Christmas cookies & other treats and now I'm gearing up for the second round.

We had a Christmas get together with our friends at our house two weeks ago, since that was the only weekend we would have free between then and Christmas. We usually have a New Year's party at our house, but this year we are planning on being at Luke's parent's house for New Year's Eve, so we had to move it up. As a group of friends, we have been through a lot this year, including the arrival of two new members: Hallie & Molly.

Here's a picture of the guys with their baby girls:

It's kind of funny that out of the four kids, there isn't a single boy! I'm sure the girls are just going to have more and more fun together the older they get!

Last week while we were Christmas shopping, we had to make a very important stop at Santa's workshop. Molly had a list of Christmas wishes and wanted to make sure she got a chance to pass them on to Santa. She liked the big guy and I think they have a deal worked out :)

This past weekend we celebrated Christmas with the extended Miller family and had such a good time. I really wish I hadn't forgotten my camera!! There are getting to be so many new kids within the Miller family and it was fun to have all of them (except Emma, but we will see her in a couple days) together. It was chaos, if you can imagine, but a lot of fun.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their December and has a wonderful Christmas. We have been so blessed in 2010 and are looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

We finally got our house all decorated for Christmas Tuesday night:

And with the lights off:

Among the Christmas decorations we found Kelly's reindeer antlers--she was thrilled--can't you tell??

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So Many Firsts

First Snow: It snowed every day that we were in Montana, so she saw plenty of snow!

First Applesauce: YUCK! Molly did not like her applesauce--as you can see by her expression. However, she has started to like it much better since then.

First Wedding: My cousin Kacie married her long-time boyfriend Jess the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The wedding was SO gorgeous and Molly was a good girl and had lots of attention.

First Thanksgiving: We caught Great-Grandma Sue sneaking Molly all kinds of little "snacks" while the rest of us weren't paying attention.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pictures From Montana

I have a TON of pictures from our trip (Molly's first trip) to Montana. Here are some of my favorites:

Molly on her first plane ride. She did really well on 3 out of 4 of the flights. The last flight coming home was at night and she was tired and was not happy--but finally after screaming some, she did fall asleep. Minor details, right? The lady in front of us was pregnant and was maybe a little worried about what she was in for in the future--ha!

Molly got to meet her Grandpa Monty and all of her Montanan Great-Grandparents for the first time, along with lots of other family members. The picture above is of Great Grandma Be & Great Grandpa Max meeting Molly for the first time. Below is a picture of Great Grandma Sue checking out Molly:

Molly also had a great time with her Uncle Matt. He saw that she was working on her "skydiver pose" and thought he could probably help her out. Here they are "practicing".

I have more pictures I will post later of Thanksgiving and of my cousin Kacie's wedding.