Fun visits & Merry Christmas!!!

We have been very spoiled in the past few weeks with visitors! My little sister Natalie ( just 5 1/2 years younger) flew out at the beginning of the month with her sweet little Ellie (who is 1 yrs old). We had so much fun! It doesn't matter what we do...we just always have a blast. I love her so much! I didn't want them to go. It made me want even more to be closer. Thank you Natalie for coming!!!

Oh I miss her!

Allie & Ellie in their matching pink sweaters. So cute!

Loves pictures!

Jake got his first award at school for academics. He is SUCH a good reader!

Last Monday we got to go to Disneyland! Grandma & Grandpa came to visit & gave us a trip to Disneyland for Christmas. We are spoiled! This was Allison's first time seeing Tinkerbell & all the Princesses...she was in shock and very happy!

Loren & Lindsey up, up & away!

Sleeping Beauty's castle was open this year. Disneyland looks amazing with all the Christmas decorations. We've gone to Disneyland at Christmas time before & it was hard--1 1/2 hours to wait for It's a Small World for example. That is basically all we could wait for with really little kids so we watched the parade and left. This trip was just the opposite because of the drizzling weather in the morning. We were prepared with ponchos and didn't let the weather change our plans. We got on all the rides we wanted & had such a wonderful time!

Allie & I.

Grandma & Grandpa with Loren, Lindsey & Jake. We are so blessed to have such giving & fun grandparents!

Allie's favorite of course, Small World, & all lit up for the holidays!

All of us...a little cold but happy! Thank you again Grandma & Grandpa! We miss you!

Merry Christmas to all of you!!! We love you all & are so grateful to have you in our lives. It has been so fun to be in better touch through blogging. Even though I don't blog as frequently as I'd like, I love being able to share our family doings & reading about all of yours. This is one of the first Christmas holidays that we aren't going to drive to family...and it's hard...but it will be nice too ;) I love spending holidays with ALL the family we have! We just couldn't do it this year. We felt very blessed to have my parents & sister come out & we will have BJ's Mom & sister with our best friend cousins come out after Christmas. Thank you to all our family & friends for all the support & love you continue to show us! Have a wonderful holiday. Love you!