Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tis the Season

Bennett has been really excited for Christmas this year. Since Home Depot has had their trees up for months, Bennett and I have gone there frequently for him to walk around and oooh and aaah.

This past weekend we decided to take Bennett and his friend Tyson to a mall to see the trees, trains and most importantly, Santa.

The boys LOVED the train...

...but Holland wasn't as impressed.

Tyson was excited when we finally saw Santa. He waved to him and called out "hello."

Ben on the other hand turned and ran away. This was about as close as he got to looking at Santa.

Does this mean Santa can skip our house this year?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Demolition Day

There once were two little houses on the back of a lot. 
While these two houses were nice, one had fallen into major disrepair... 

...and the other lacked the space to hold a growing family.

So the purple eater came and made one little boys' day while it sat in the driveway waiting for its moment.

 Grown boys found great joy in throwing refrigerators through a window in preparation.

And everyone enjoyed a small decorating party to bid the littlest house farewell.


This morning the purple eater's moment had come...

...and while the men watched the spectacle from the roof, the women and children gathered below to bid the homes goodbye.

The purple eater did half the job today...

...and left the home in disrepair like this.

And tomorrow we will bid the smaller house farewell.

And in the weeks to come to we will welcome a new house that can hold our growing family.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'll Go Inside Someday...

...and that day came a little sooner than expected for Bennett and Holland.

 Ben was pretty excited about going. It was all we talked about for a week beforehand. Well that and who he was going to marry in the temple. 

We are pretty excited for the temple to open again. The open house was very crowded the day we went, but Kevin and Ben returned a couple days later and had a wonderful tour of the temple. 

Of course, Bennett's favorite thing was the "cows."

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010