Happy Christmas to all from our family to yours! Again, a day late...
The camera cord has been found (along with the bathroom scale, but we won't talk about that). So here are some photos of my gang from Christmas morning.
First we have Nate opening his Smart Cycle. This has to be one of the coolest things. An exercise bike disguised as a video game. I want an adult version. Would it be fun to ride a bike on the freeway dodging traffic without fear of actually being killed? Ok, I would rather pedal allow by a gently flowing river or through mountains, but I want to control the steepness, lol, and have the temperature control of my own living room. Anyway, here's Nate:
Then we have Jacob with the hit gift of the season. The only thing he asked for was a Nintendo DS, and lo and behold Santa came through. He's had a pretty good year, between getting his own bedroom, which was pretty cool and now his DS, he's a pretty happy camper. He's a pretty easy going and doesn't ask for much. But, it's really fun to see him excited. Here's Jacob:Lastly, but certainly not least, we have Joshua, who at 16 doesn't all the excited about anything. Notice the t-shirt says something about sarcasm. He really is a great kid though, I'll keep him. He got some nice stuff. Although, the only thing he asked for was his driver's permit, which he hasn't got yet. Not for lack of desire for him to have it, just lack of time (and maybe a secret fear of him behind the wheel. Not really) Here's Joshua:
Finally, here is our family picture for 2007. Yes, our tree is proudly displayed in the dining room because the floor in the living room is currently concrete, wince we pulled up the poorly done wood floors only to discover we cannot repair them but have to have them re-done altogether. But, that's a blog for another time. Also, I took this picture with the timer on my camera and I could not see in the tiny window that none of the kids were smiling. Seriously, this appeared to be the best of several at the time in that we were all looking the same direction. It was also taken impromptu after putting up the tree last week. We look like a ragamuffin family. Here's The Family: