Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Holidays in Pictures...

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, so I hope you enjoy these photos... a little glimpse of what we've been up to in the last few weeks...

Last week we enjoyed hanging out with Sid and Linda Newcomb's family in Paige, TX. They were there to visit Sid's sister and parents, so we just drove the two hours and spent a great day on the farm! We loved getting our kids together again, and it was awesome to see little Glory for the first time! We rode horses and ATVs, had some amazing food and even played with the family's potbellied pig!



Here are the kids posing in front of a nice Christmas Tree in Town & Country shopping center...



We had a nice Christmas morning in Houston... It was hard not to be around family, but we made the best of it. The kids were up at 5:30! We opened presents, had breakfast and went to see The Tale of Despereaux later that afternoon.






After Christmas Day, we had just one day to pack and get ready for our trip to Seattle! We got up at 4:00 on Saturday morning and left Houston International Airport at 7:30. (Zach was so excited he was in bed between Luanne and me - fully dressed and wearing his tennis shoes - at 2:30am!)

The plane ride was 4-1/2 hours long...



Adam and Thornley Anderson picked us up and brought us to the hotel... We're staying in the Embassy Suites in Bellevue... It's a very nice hotel! (Emily asked Luanne, "Mommy, is this the fanciest hotel we've ever stayed in?" Luanne told her that yes, it was.) We're on the 5th floor, the "Embassador Level," which means we have to use our key to get to this floor on the elevator and we get free coffee/drinks/donuts/newspapers every morning. It's all very impressive. :)



Sunday morning came really quickly, and we found ourselves back at Newport Covenant! I led worship with Luanne and several friends from the summer. It was great to be back. Then we headed over to e(x)tol to worship with Chad's music and Adam's preaching. I love the way it looks and feels over there.



On Monday, of course we had to head over to Skatebarn. The boys, especially Zach and Josh, love this place. We spent countless hours here over the summer, and they've already spent three days there this week...



Yesterday we spent some time over at Jim Giordano's house working on Zach's Pinewood Derby car. Jim is a master builder. Thornley and Adam joined us to work on Thornley's car, too. And then Chris Purrier showed up. This man is obsessed. :)





Last night we had a wonderful time over at Adam & Meghan's. They had a great party with lots of friends... But I forgot my camera.

Lunch with Luanne's Aunt Nadine and Uncle Larry earlier today...



And it's only Wednesday! More to come...

1 comment:

Meghan said...

still waiting for more pics!
Have you put the wheels on Zach's car yet? We have to turn Thornley's in on Wed and it has no tires - hopefully Chris & Jim will rescue us!

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