"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Christmas has been super exciting for Miss C! First, I think this is the year that she'll start remembering some things about Christmas and what Christmas really means. Second, she received so many surprises from The North Pole! First she was real surprised when she saw a package and a book in her crib, which when she opened it she found an elf that she later named Cinderella! Second...
she later got in the mail a Magic Santa key,
which allowed her to put it on our front door
so Ho Ho could magically unlock our door
and leave presents!

The Magic Santa Key!

Third, she got a letter from Santa in the mail!

I'm loving the happiness!

She "read" it and discovered that...

she could hold Cinderella until Christmas and that
Santa would give her extra magic to fly back
to The North Pole! How nice of him!

The Santa Letter!

This is where we found Cinderella when we got back from
our church's Family Christmas Eve service. Her note told
Miss C that she'd be going back to The North Pole
with Santa among other things!

Friday, December 30, 2011

I love Christmas Eve. Going to our church's Christmas eve service and then afterwards coming home to a simple dinner, and drinking hot chocolate before bedtime just makes it part of our Christmas eve festivities as a family! It is also a reminder of how blessed I am to have my little family and most importantly the birth of the baby Jesus. I'm still amazed that God loved me so very much that He sent His only son to save me and all those that call on His name to be saved!
The Leviners 2011!

At the family Christmas eve service!
C loved this camel!

Before Santa ate his cookies and drank his milk!

After Santa used C's Magic Santa Key he wrote her a
note and he left all of these presents for sweet
Caroline but not beforeeating the cookies and drinking
the milk that she left out for him!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lights at the zoo was so much fun this year! Caroline took Cinderella and she posed in every pic right along with C. We were so glad that we were able to get in and see the lights (our car wait to get into the zoo was backed up to the I)! We were all patient and it was so worth it! The lights were fun! C was hoping that she'd get to see more of the animals and we did see a few, like the bears, but we told her that the animals go night night too, just like her!

Caroline and Cinderella

C making sure daddy's smiling!

Mommy, C, and Cinderella!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The weekend before Christmas we spent Saturday celebrating Christmas with my dad and then Sunday with my mom! Since the twins are still little both day's events were held at Melinda's! Here's some fun pics from both days! It's always hard for me to post just a few pics so there are quite a bit in this post!

Daddy and Nicholas or should I say Pops and Nicholas!

Aunt Rhonda loving on queenie!

Giggle box girl!

The two C's! Need I say more!


Playing C's new animal pattern blocks!
C, Courtney, and Kaleb!

Courtney and Nataleigh!

Caroline and Nataleigh!

The crew playing cards!

Rhonda and Nataleigh!

Kelsey and C!

Nataleigh! Happy Girl!

Caroline has a Barbie!

Nataleigh and Kelsey!

Melinda with her precious twins!

Love this!

The grandkid crew!

Big C with her little twin cousins!

Nanny (my mom) with the twins. I have a pic
like this of my mom holding my twin sister and me.
I must post!

The Leviners!

The artillery!

D is one brave BIL! He must really trust Sam!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Someone is getting ready for Christmas! Caroline has been telling me now for a while, well ever since October when she saw all the Christmas decor in a store, that Christmas is almost here! Well here she is getting herself ready for Santa!
(P.S. I wrote this before my new now old Dell was replaced. The kind gracious manager at Best Buy allowed us to get a new laptop after our new one was going to be returned to Dell for the 2nd time)! I am very behind with my blogging but I'm working on the eight Christmas posts now!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

These BFFs (small and big) gathered at The Yonemuras house for a Christmas supper club baking cookie/dinner party! These are just a few pics of our oh so much fun night! The three bakers: Nolan, Morgan Kate, and Caroline adorned in their aprons made and decoreated cookies and rice krispie treats! Icing, flour, and cookie toppings were all over Aunt Rae's kitchen but the kiddos had a blast and this will be an annual event for sure!

Caroline, Melissa, Raven, Nolan, Heather, and Morgan Kate

These precious ones stopped long enough to play!

Rolling the cookie dough for another batch!

Having a baking good ole time! Love them!