Saturday, December 25, 2010

Quiet Christmas morning

There will be more pictures to follow, but this is the first Christmas morning picture.  Calm, clean, quiet.  I love how pretty Christmas is at our house with decorations on the mantle, stockings hanging by the fireplace, and our tree in the window!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Temple Square Family Night

We went to Temple Square to see the lights for family night.  Despite some whining from Nicholas, it turned out to be a really fun night!
Madelynn, Daniel, Alex, and Nicholas at the fountain in front of the Conference Center.  This was before Nicholas got ornery and would not only be in a picture, but would smile in a picture.

Madelynn and Ben watching the Nativity
Alex and Nicholas in the visitor's center

Nicholas, Alex, and Daniel
Daniel, me, and Alex, the only kids who were happy at this point, in front of one of the trees made of lights.

Ben and me.  We're in love.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


We went to Grandma Larsen's house to see her for her birthday.  Stupid that I am, I didn't get any pictures of my grandma, but I did snap this one picture of Madelynn looking at her Christmas tree.  I thought it turned out so pretty!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


At Ben's work they switched the office all around, including Ben's whole department.  He had to go in on a Saturday and get everything set up for Monday.  Not wanting to give up our daddy on a Saturday, we went in with him to "help".  While there the kids each sat at a cubicle and played office to keep them busy while Ben did the real work. 
Alex in the big boss' desk
Daniel taking calls
Nicholas hard at work
Better Madelynn play on this computer than mine!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gammon Christmas Party

Today was the Gammon family Christmas party.  Madelynn hasn't been feeling that well, but we decided she was doing better and went anyway.  We had a lunch of assorted soups with corn dogs for the kids and then the kids got to be in the Christmas program where they acted out the Nativity.  Ales and Daniel were in it, but Nicholas decided he didn't want to this year so he just watched.
Daniel being a star in the Nativity

Alex was also a star
Kira, Ben, Madelynn, and Nicholas watch the Nativity
Then, as always, Santa comes so the kids can tell him what they want for Christmas.


Teah and Madelynn hate Santa.  This was the best picture we could get until it all fell apart.
 Then they bring in the Pinatas and the kids get lots of candy!
Nicholas about to hit the pinata
The rest of us are good to just watch the kids hit the pinata and then go through their candy later to get what we want.