Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Eve!

On Christmas Eve my family got together at my cousins (the Dyckman's) house.

At their house, there was a candy cane hunt for the little kids and there was a jar of chocolates there and we older kids had to figure out how many chocolates were in there (Of which, I won!). They had also prepared a ceremony for everyone, there was violin playing and reading of scripture!

There's one happy couple! (My aunt Marisela and uncle Bob)

My beautiful grandmother!

Virgie, Lena, Joy, Sara, and Naomi

Looks like their behaving well, doesn't it?(Notice the presents in the back, that's not all of them!)

William, Virgie, Auggie, and Alex.

O look, Santa and his Elf working together again! (Uncle Ray and Uncle Is.)

The Fuentes Family (My dads oldest brother, Rey and his wife, Norma.)

The Dyckman Family (My dads older and only sister, Marisela and her husband, Bob.)

Naomi's Birthday!

Naomi's 9th birthday was on December 12th!

My Grandma made this cake for her.(It has cupcakes around it.)

On her birthday, my parents and Christian (one of the twins) had been in the hospital for six days. She really wanted everyone there to be with her! And she got her wish! They came home around six o'clock, finally! (We haven't seen them for three days, but we survived!) Christian is doing very good now, he had a lot of people praying for him! (He had an illness called Kawasaki Disease, it could affect the heart.)

Naomi is a very good helper! She does a good job taking care of the twins.She is very crafty! She loves doing pretty much any kind of craft. She also likes to cook. As a matter of fact, a couple days ago, she and Ravi made some Christmas bread for our neighbors. And this morning she just made a loaf of tasty banana bread for us. Yumm...

Keep up the good work, Noami!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Stephen's Birthday!

Stephens 7th birthday was on December 1st!

Stephen requested a 'Pastors' cake! Oh no, my mom thought, where on earth would she find decorations to make a pastors cake for her seven year old? But sure enough, she found some after some ferverent prayer!

"Stephen, lets build a pulpit for you!" said Dad. Ready, Set, Build!

So he built a pulpit with him!

Here it is, all finished and ready for use! Stephen just loves it, he preached for about half an hour (though it seemed like two hours!) with his new learn-to-read Bible that he also got!

Josh is following his big brothers example.He also preached for five minutes.(Then got tired and ran away!)

The ttwwiinnss sure enjoyed the day playing with Stephens toys! (Can't you tell?)

Stephen is a real good boy (and helper, too!). He knows how to do things that most seven-year-olds don't know how to do. And (most of the time) with a good attitude!

I think he is the only seven year old that asked for a Pastors cake. If you know anymore please post a comment!