Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Snow and Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we got snow.  Not a lot, but enough to look pretty and be fun, and then it was gone the next day.
Emily is catching snow flakes on her tongue.
 It's starting to snow, so it is time to get the basket ball out.

 Watching the snow flakes.  They are about to get better.

 Hannah and her dad playing basketball while waiting for the snow 

 Even managed to get papa out for a picture
 Now it is coming down and is so pretty

 Even Bailey and Brody want to catch some snow flakes
 Their home looks like a winter wonderland

Hannah and Brody (I think) with his Christmas Jammies on.
The family before Christmas eve service

Christmas eve and the traditional Daddy -daughter dance

And Hubs-wife dance.  Kirsten didn't want a picture this year.

This is the mini snowman that Hannah and I built from the little bit of snow we had.  
The snow princess with her grand-parents

Maryland Trip

We went to the Lyric in Baltimore to see the Nutcracker.  It was great.  Kirsten has a good friend that danced in it and she was such a good dancer.

Kirsten and Makala at the Lyric

Hannah at the Lyric

Emily, Heather, Hannah and Me waiting for the Nutcracker to start.

Sunday dinner after church at Friday's.
Papa and Emily

Papa and Hannah

Richard and Hannah at Friday's.

Emily, Heather, Makala, and Kirsten at Friday's

The Grand-parents

 Kirsten and I went out to the barn one day and I got to watch her and Smokey.  Kirsten is a natural with horses and I think they are her first love.  She sure knows how to handle them.
Kirsten loves Smokey

And Smokey loves Kirsten, especially when she
brings him treats.

It was fun going out to the barn with Kirsten.  I am so proud of the neat, beautiful, smart young lady she is growing into. She is one special girl.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas 2012 part 2

We spent a week in Maryland with the family for Christmas.  Here are the girls in their new pj's for Christmas.  Kirsten, her friend Makala, Hannah, and Emily.

Emily and one of her 12 days of Christmas gifts.  Gloves for her hands and her feet.

 Christmas eve before church.
Christmas eve.  

 Even Brady and Bailey get new Christmas pj's.
 Hannah is ready for the big day.
 Merry Christmas from the O'Steen children.
Where to start!

Christopher elf was kind enough to bring donuts for Christmas breakfast.

So many fun gifts

Hannah and her "my pony" jacket

Emily thanking Kirky for her gift

Big sister showing her little sister how to play the guitar

And a pink guitar at that

All tuckered out 

Emily took her guitar outside to have some private playing time.

Future rock star  (hope not)

Christmas was a good day.  Lots more pictures to post of our stay
up there.  We were blessed with a White Christmas eve, and many other fun times.