Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Years Eve in the dunes!

Bringing in ther New Year in the dunes was a first for us and probably a new tradition!  It was so awesome!  The Spikings went with us and the Boyers.  Everybody rode non stop!!! And learned how to baby dune!  It was so awesome!  Then New Years Eve, mommy, daddy and Mimi were the only ones who made it to midnight and the dunes came alive with lights, fire, AND FIREWORKS!  It was so beautiful!!!!  2012 was an amazing year and we are so excited about what 2013 is going to bring!
Lets do this!

Christmas Day!!!

We love Christmas day in our house!  Its such a fun morning full of surprises and fun!  This year Grandpa and Grandma Terry were here with us for 3 weeks.  It was fun to have them and so cool for htem to be here to see the kids open their gifts.  Joshs big gift was a new basketball hoop, Mimis big gift was gymnastics mats and Jacks big gift was a laptop which later turned into a kindle.  Jack and Mimi also got new bikes from Auntie Dana and Uncle Mark and Mimi got new bedding from grandpa and grandma.  It was such a fun day opening all the gifts and relaxing and playig all day.  daddy surprised mommy and bought her a kindle fire! She was STOKED!!!

Christmas Eve 2012

The Nichols/Morel Christmas Eve celebration is always such a magical day!  It starts with brunch and fun and then its time to open gifts.  All the kids get such fun and thoughtful presents.  Then we play and hang out.  This year we read a book called the Sparkle Box to help remind us about giving at Christmas and we acted out the Nativity story.  Then its a big roast dinner.  Jack tried roast this year and loved it! 

47 kiddos and 20 moms!!!

Our 3rd annual gingerbread decorating party was HUGE this year!  We had 47 kids and 20 moms show up for all the fun!  What a great day and fun way to celebrate with all the friends.  Thank goodness and grandma and grandpa Terry were down for a 3 week visit and Aunt Peggy too.  They were a huge help!  We are blessed with such great friends!!!

Jack turns 6!!!

Oh my goodness, its hard to believe that our little guy has turned 6 years old!!!  Jack is an amazing boy with the most amazing, kind, loving and fun heart.  He makes us laugh all the time and gives us the best loves ever.  He wanted his party at Nickel City again this year and invited all of Joshs 5th grade friends.  He also invited his kindergarten buddy Trev Dude.  All the big boys were so excited to be part of Jacks party and it meant alot to Jack to have them their.

Thanksgiving 2012

As alsways, Thanksgiving is a memorable day at Nana and Bacas house.  It start with cinnamon rolls and breakfast for brunch and then we all hang out and play in the afternoon and then its a big turkey dinner!  Mikaila, Mimi and Elizabeth helped with the turkey again this year and it was a hit.  We even had enough left overs to make pot pies for each family afterwards.

Our family is so blessed and we are so thankful for Gods goodness to our family.

Horseback, Wineries and Dunes

November was a fun month!  For moms birthday mommy and daddy went on a horseback ride through the Wilsn Creek Winery in Temecula.  It was beautiful.  The weather was perfect and the horses were really fun.  Mommy loved riding with daddy.  Then daddy surprised mommy on her birthday waith all her friends showing up and taking her to dinner.  Mommy was so surprised and excited.  Then 2 days later we left for a wuick trip to the dunes just the 5 of us!  What a blast!  Everybody had their new toys to ride on and had a BLAST!!!