Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas 2009

The boys on Christmas Eve, sporting their new Christmas PJ's, and New Chile hats. I returned from Chile the night before Christmas Eve this year. Not good timing!

Each of the boys are sporting some of their favorite Christmas gifts on Christmas Morning.

Chile December 2009

Pictures from the Mountains East of Santiago, Chile

This mountain at the end of the lake is the Chile/Argentina Border

60 km of Rough Narrow Roads up to and around the lake made me wish I had my dirt bike instead of my rental truck!

Some fields with the mountains in the background

The Temple in Santiago. Yes I went through a session. No I don't speak much Spanish....I did OK until they asked me to the prayer circle, then I mumbled quietly through the words (most of which I didn't understand), and made it through the veil in English, Thanks to an English speaking Temple Missionary from Canada!
The temple grounds are right in the middle of the City. On the block they have the temple, the mission home, the MTC for Southern South America, living quarters, and a distribution center. Pretty neat!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Posts from Chile Dec 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christa's Christmas Home Show

Christa was asked to decorate our home for a Christmas home show. Tickets are sold and people are able to tour the homes to get ideas for Christmas, catch the Christmas Spirit, or whatever. The money made is donated to things like "make a wish foundation" YIPS" and other charities. Last year they made almost $16,000.00 to donate. We figured we had somewhere between 1000 and 2000 people in our home today.
Christa decided to do this because it was today, on her mothers birthday. Since Christa's mom passed away this last spring, she was able to use many of her moms decorations to commemorate her mothers life. It was a great thing to do and for a great cause, and she really enjoyed it. Many friend came for two weeks to help decorate, and loaned her lots of decorations as well. Thanks to everyone and we hope everyone that came enjoyed a little piece of our Christmas!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fun For Halloween