Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chrismas Blessings

Our first Christmas in Nebraska was pretty great!!! Santa visited us this year so we must have been good kids!!! For dinner we had the Missionaries over, and Jeremy, Jenny, Matthew, and Caleb Prestwich. The kids all played till about 9pm! They had a blast and we all enjoyed the food and company. We are so blessed this year. We are able to live with my parents and have Grandma and Grandpa around. They have been so generous to us and we will never be able to trully repay them. We have met some great people here and we have tons of loved ones elsewhere. I know that the Lord has a plan for us. He guides us each day and I am truly thankfully for the path he leads us on. Merry Christmas.
My Christmas card wall!!! Thanks friends and family for the beautiful cards! This is my favorite part of Christmas. I love to see the pictures and see what is going on with you all.
Grandpa, Elder Jones, Elder Heggie, Abbey, Me, Maddie, Mike and Grandma
Mike and Elder Jones
Elder Heggie, Jenny, Jeremy, Grandpa, and Grandma
Matthew, Abbey, Maddie, and Caleb. Cute huh?!?
Mike with his Harley Gear....Thanks Hunny!!!
Me in my Snow gear...Thanks Hunny!!
Mike's first Lincoln, NE Harley shirt....Thanks Grandma!!
Maddie with her Glow worm...Thanks Auntie Kristy!!
Abbey with her Littlest Pet Shop...Thanks Hunny!!
Grandma in her Christmas Jammies

Santa's been here!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Saw Grandma Kissing Santa Clause

Last night was our Church Christmas Party. We had lots of fun and Santa Came to visit. My mom REALLY enjoyed Santa!!!! Maddie and I thought he was pretty neat too! Mike and Abbey were delivering his work Dump Truck to Grand Island were his boss lives, so they missed the party. Abbey was a bit bummed that she missed Santa, but she got to see goats, horses, a donkey, dogs and cats at the Otto's home (Mike's boss). So tonight we took to the girls to the Mall (Santa said he'd be there tonight) and got their picture taken. They were so cute, they love Santa and Abbey told him she wanted Barbies and a Castle for Christmas.
Naughty Grandma!!!
Nice Grandma

Mommy, Maddie and Gra...Santa Wow!!!! I totally look like my mom!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My apple

When I have the Schafer kids Abbey, Joe and Hannah do a project while Maddie naps. They look forward to it all day long...well except poor Maddie who wants to be a big kid too! So yesterday we decorated a Christmas tree with stickers I was helping Abbey and Hannah take the backs off the stickers and giving the stickers to them and then, I looked at what Abbey was doing with her tree. Oh the pride! The excitement! The JOY!!! This is the Best Christmas Present anyone could have ever given me. Abbey was sorting her stickers and placing them together in a pattern...who does that remind you of???? Her OCD Mom of course!!!! I love to group things, have them match and be organized. I've seen her do this before but in a smaller scale. When Mike leaves the silverware drawer a bit open, she runs by it and closes it without a thought. When Mike or my mom put a pink sippy cup lid on her purple cup she asks "why you do dat?" So now I can see that she might not look just like me, but the apple does not fall far from the tree. Abigail Mae Scarlett December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snow day

On wednesday this past week we got out first real snow in Lincoln!!! It snowed during the night and in the morning this is what we woke up too! The girls were so excited they wanted to go and make a "no man"(snowman).

Abbey in her snow Gear
Maddie in her snow gear. She loved the beanie so much she wore it to dinner!
Abbey, Maddie, Joe and Hanna playing in the front yard