Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with the Kosters

Christmas is my favorite time of the year for several reasons.
2. Decorating. I love to decorate for the holidays. Mark used to call me the physco decorator, but now he is used to it, and just goes along with it.
3. Celebrating the birth of our Savior.
4. Christmas music and the feelings of peace and the Christmas spirit it brings. love it!
5. did I mention FAMILY? I love getting together with my family. both my own children and my extended family.
6. Traditions, from the sugar cookies (Skyler calls them frosting cookies), candy making with my mom and sister Melinda. Clegg Christmas party complete with Bingo and chimes, Driving around looking at lights, just to name a few.

So, here are a few pictures of the days events.

I have this snowman in our entryway, that thanks to Skyler, became our secret service agent this year. I feel so safe knowing we are being protected!

Santa came to our house. Yes, the time on the clock is 12:50 a.m. and Skyler woke up at 4:00 am wanting to open gifts. We made him wait until 6:30.

The newlyweds, Kels and Riley

Addis family, Chaz, Nicole and Mia

Skyler wide awake and loving every minute of Christmas morning

Logan and Skyler, Logan had shoulder surgery last week, but managed to open things left handed. Skyler's favorite gift, was the Wii.

Grandma, Grandpa and Mia. of course she was just as happy with the gift wrap and bows as she was with what was in the package.
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blessings, Birthdays, & Baptisms

This past few months has been busy for us. Each of our kids have had a major event in their lives. Two through the temple, a wedding, a blessing, and now the baptism. I feel so blessed to have four wonderfuly amazing children. here are a few pictures of a few of those events.

Sweet little Mia. We had the blessing here at our home.
We had 62 people here to support Chaz, Nicole and Mia.
and share this special day.

I just love those little toes!

Isn't she so sweet!

Chaz, Nicole and Mia

Skyler turned 8

Logan made him this hamburger cake

Nicole and Chaz found Donkey Kong 3, his favorite gift.

Skyler's baptism day

Skyler just before the baptism. Skyler's primary class

It was a very special day for Skyler. He had tons of family there to be with him. His school teacher even came. He had Riley give the talk on baptism. His primary class (minus a few, we missed you Aiden) sing a song, and his cousin Alex give the talk on the Holy Ghost. I can't believe my baby is now 8 and baptized. just like the saying "I can't believe how fast he has grown up" or "seems like he was just a baby" but ya, that is how I feel. Love ya Sky!