Monday, December 31, 2007

Snow

I got an action shot of the kids playing in the snow. I think Joey was losing the snowball fight.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas 2007

We had a full Christmas day. We got up at 5:30 and opened presents with just the four of us at home. We met my brother and family at Mom and Rick's house at 7:00 (this was Chad's decision).

For lunch, my aunt and uncle joined us. We spent the afternoon watching a Christian movie called Fly Wheel (I think). It was made by the same church that made Facing the Giants.

In the evening, we played poker, which got a little heated. We then played the Family Fued game using the TV, which got even more heated because the "old" folks beat the "young" folks in all three games.

All in all, it was a good day and we were all exhausted by the end of it.


Christmas Eve 2007

We spent Christmas Eve at my (Angie) mom's house. We opened a couple of presents and played Family Feud on the TV.

I got Joseph to say "Merry Christmas" for the camera - it's too cute not to share. Please forgive the fact that it's sideways (I can't figure out how to rotate it like I can a picture). Turn up the volume on your computer!

video

Saturday, December 29, 2007

House Update - Final

On Dec 14th, we closed on our house. We have spent hours and hours putting things away. Here are some final pictures.

Living room

Kitchen
Dining Room

Joey's room

Katherine's room

Master bathroom
Master bedroom

Dunham Family Christmas

On Dec 9, we had Christmas dinner with my (Angie) dad's side of the family. My great aunt and uncle get us together every year. It's amazing how the family seems to grow every year. We didn't have any new additions this year, but there will be one next year from my cousin Andrew and his wife, Wendy.

Here are the kids sitting with Grandpa Dale.


Monday, December 10, 2007

Katherine the Ballerina

Katherine is in a pre-dance class at the YMCA (tap & ballet). She performed on Dec 8 in an informal recital in the gym. She and Joey had breakfast with Santa before the dance.







Thursday, December 6, 2007

House Update # 13

We are getting close! Dec 14 is the closing day. Here are some updated pictures.

This is the dining room and part of the kitchen. You can see we have the wood floors complete and the lights are hung and working. We can now see it after work in the evenings without a flashlight!


This is the vanity in the master bathroom.



They just laid the carpet today. It's amazing how much more complete it feels with carpet.


The exterior has been painted. I was nervous to see how this would look (after picking it from a little piece of paper), but I like it. It's different from the other houses in the neighborhood which are mostly brown.

Branson 2007

Again this year, we took a weekend trip to Branson, MO. The kids love Silver Dollar City, the moms like the shopping, and the dads like the fishing.

We went to the Dixie Stampede for the first time. It's dinner and a live show with singing and animals. The kids loved it.



We spent several hours shopping at Branson's Landing.

On the way home, we stopped at the Precious Moments Chapel.

Christmas Preparations

Every year, the weekend after Thanksgiving, we go to my mom's house for dinner, tree decorating, and pictures. Everyone even gets to open a present!

As you can imagine, it's not easy getting a good picture of the four kids. There's always at least someone who doesn't want to cooperate.



Joey was trying really hard to smile like we told him to.