Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Farmboy and his brood

YIKES! Kume gets a real kick out of these guns. Hey, honey, remember you have Barbies over there, and an American Girl doll, and a purse, lip gloss....Seriously, I get a kick out of it.

We do have to admit we have the kids trained well. They KNOW we are night owls, and have no morning bird qualities whatsoever, so they do a decent job of waiting to start the festivities. Starting the late-morning fun....

Yeah, I know. I said we would NEVER get a game system in our house. But everyone says that these truly are family friendly, and not too addicting. We'll see. The kids are THRILLED I got talked into this one by sweet Farmboy.

Wii Boxing... ages 5 and up:

Okay, if you don't know what these Perler beads are, you must get some for your kids. Our kids have spent hours and hours and hours making these, all the kids. From age 12 to 5, they enjoy them. Our downstairs tree was almost completely decorated with their creations. Jambo got about 11,000 more, since we have gone through the first 15,000 to 20,000. Just DON'T spill them.

HAPPY NEW YEAR May we all be open and available to step out of "safe" to whatever God is preparing us for this year. Like describing Aslan of Narnia, God is not safe, but He is good.


Amy said...

What a beautiful family you have!!

My husband and I are in the process of adopting from our states foster care system and I love to read about other people's adoption experiences. It helps me to see how God reaches His hand down and guides each one.

Thank you for sharing.

Paula said...

I'm impressed... my kids are teenagers, and we had to beg to get them to promise to stay in bed until 8:00. It was our first Christmas in 19 years where gifts were opened during daylight.

Wishing your beautiful family a blessed 2009.

Mary and Doug said...

Ok - to Wii or not to Wii - that is my question. I've been anti game system around here too. My son had a PS2 and it wasn't long before it was put up in the closet. I've heard so much about the Wii and lots of our church friends got them for Christmas, but we still haven't taken the plunge. You will have to keep me posted on how you like it and how truly family friendly (and non-addicting) it is! I'll be watching for updates.

Hope your process is going well! We have been submitted for a court date - so we wait.


coffeemom said...

The Wii IS fun, and the most family friendly. Good choice! My girls would LOVE those beads but Gabe would love to throw and spill them. I should email you...we need to talk process. IT's killing me, the long hurry and wait for ...?....nothing? I know, not safe, not predictable, it's an adventure. Sigh.....

LOVE the Christmas pics, next year one more eh??? Happy New Year! Lov eM

The Roberts Family said...

Great update guys! Love seeing your kids enjoying family time. Praying that soon your life is even busier with the little Miss home!!! Blessings, Shelly

Jill said...

LOVE Perler beads...I didn't know they still made them! My daughter is still a little young for them but I'm very happy to hear they are still around. (And it looks like the design plates are still the same!)

Jana said...

Not safe. But good. I am so excited for your beautiful beautiful little one to come home. After meeting her, I am so thankful you are not playing it safe, but are following Him where He leads!! Happy New Year.

The Albertsons said...

aaaah farmboy... you look good with all those kids in your lap! awaiting another, eh?
thanks for the wonderful pictures... such a beautiful family you have...
becca & zach
(ps- my parents-- the ones with 3 girls still at home-- got a wii this year and it's AWESOME!)

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

It's so great to see your sweet and happy family! I agree, the Lord ALWAYS calls us out of our comfort zone....oh, but the sweet blessings on the other side.........
Happy New Years to the entire Farmboy and Buttercup brood!!!!

Denise said...

Oh, a Wii! I'm jealous! I loved the video. :)

Gary said...

You both are very special.
Just when it seems that the world is about to come apart, God shows us the other side of the coin through people like you.

Bless you both and your family.

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Have a healthy and prosperous 2009,