Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chrismas 2008

This was the first Christmas our family has spent entirely alone.
(Nice, but lets not get into that habit.)
The girls helped out quite well with the activities in the kitchen.
Mark made his favoirte fruit salad.
Our Christmas program was chalk full of "good stuff".

Nicole played "Little Drummer Boy".

Jessica read her favorite scripture.

And, the boys sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
I told the story of the Christmas Orange and Mark read Luke 2.

Each year after our program is over, the kids share the gifts they have bought for each other. (On the Saturday before Christmas, the family will gather all the loose change from around the house. We count it up and split it between the four children. This year they collected $80.00+. They draw names and shop for that brother or sister.) It's a wonderful and fun tradition!

Then it's time for bed!

The trip down the stairs is so exciting!

Thanks, Nana for the Star Wars toys!!!!

Merry Christmas, we hope you all had a wonderful day and we wish you all happiness!


It's always a special treat when it snows here.
The kids think it's magical!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Hunt for the Perfect Tree

We took the kids to a local "cut your own tree" farm. It's a fun tradition watching the kids run around searching for what they think is the perfect tree. This year we were in a bit of a hurry because Mark had a basketball game to get to and the sun was setting. The kids were great and Jessica found our tree. The best part of the outing is yelling out "SAW" as loud as you can!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Summer Fun

I want you all to know that we were very busy this summer.

I am going to blame that as the reason I haven't kept up on the blogging.

Anyway, here are a few of the activities the Lee Family was doing all summer!

Lee Family at La Jolla shores.

Nicole and Jackson spent most of the week on their boogie boards.

Dad took us to a Padres game. Lots of fun.
Love the blue teeth boys!

After a week at the beach in San Diego, we spent some time at Lake Elsinore with

Aunt Donna, Uncle Mike, Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Lisa, and our cousins.

Mark took all four kids to Camp Winthers this year.

It's a one week camp up in the Sierra Mountains.

Mark has a basketball camp there and he has taken the

opportunity to give his own kids some pointers.

The kids tell me all about the fabulous rock climbing.

However, this looks more like rock jumping than rock climbing!
I definitely would not allow this!

We went to the Indy races!

We played on the boat!
I can finally wakeboard without falling down hard!

Yes, Greg is way better than I am! Here's to you, Greg!

I swear, Liv and Maren had a great time and loved it!

We played on our Rich and Laura's boat in the Delta!

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

We rented a trailer, camped and boated on Lake Tahoe!


We hiked to the top of the island in the middle of Emerald Bay!

Our new friend Peter - from the Netherlands, who we met at our camp site,

tagged along all weekend.

And we took a trip to Utah for Karlee's baptism.