Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Fun

Our ward did a really neat Christmas party this year. It was called "Come to the Inn" or something like that and it was all bethlehem themed where they tried to re-enact the Christmas night. The halls of the church were decorated as Bethlehem being the fabric store where everyone in the ward was given Bethlehem garb to wear. The gym was closed off and decorated like the inn. They served an authentic type dinner and asked Erich, Jake and I to be Mary and Joseph. Halfway through dinner we came and asked for a room...they of course told us it was full but there was a stable available. After dinner they announced that the baby Jesus had arrived, so the ward went outside where they had decorated a live nativity scene complete with goats and a mule and a manger. We sang Christmas songs out there around the nativity and then went inside for dessert.

It took a lot of work from the activity folks I am sure, but it was such a neat and spiritual experience. A perfect opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Jake was a good sport and did an excellent job as baby Jesus...being very peaceful through the whole program.
Anyhow I just love Christmas and am so grateful to have such good family and friends to help celebrate this wondrous time of year.

Although this is a little late in posting, here are some pics we took coming home from seeing Erich's family. Traveling with a newborn demands you slow down and stop along the we tried to make the most of our stops. Here's a detour to some waterfalls and to the river.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

One Last Chance--Private

Okay, I thought that I would give everyone one more chance to send us an email before we make our blog private. Please leave your email address in our blog comment if you would still like to see our blog. Thanks! Erich and Kara

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Duck Slaying

Here is a picture from one hunt 2 weeks ago.

4 snows, 10 Greenheads, 1 hen, 6 Canada Geese

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jake pics per the grandpa request :)

Erich got me a new camera for our anniversary but I waited until black Friday to get it. Anyhow I LOVE my new camera and have had lots of fun taking picture after picture...Jake is my typical target. Here are my favs. This week I got Jake to giggle for the first time and it was the cutest thing I've ever heard. I've tried to get him to do it again, like for his father, but no such luck!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Making Blog Private

Hello everyone! I am going to make our blog private so we can block everyone in the world from viewing our blog, just for safety reasons. So, could all of our friends and family please email us so we can add you to the list( All I need is your email logon address. I will give everyone a week and then I'll be blocking it. By the way, go Sooners!

Erich and Kara