Monday, December 28, 2009

Getting the Cat out of the Tree!

Can't believe Christmas day has passed already and its time for the Christmas tree to comedown, but the darn cat won't let us! We got her over five years ago and the one thing she loved doing when she was a baby kitty was climb the Christmas tree. She hasn't grown out of that habit yet. Only one ornament has smashed, absolutely one of my favorites but never mind. I'll find another favorite at an estate sale sometime sooner or later!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Its Beginning to Look alot like Christmas!

Some of the outside lights!

O Tannenbaum O Tannenbaum!

I need to get a pickle to place in the tree. Our one that we had for years smashed when the cat decided she wanted to play in the tree last Christmas. This year we want to start an old German tradition and have the boys find the pickle and who ever finds it gets to open a gift first. Mana doesn't think that's a good idea. Bubba loves it so Mana said he's got to look for it with his glasses off. That makes it fair, so he thinks. Kids...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving now Christmas is Coming!

The Burkes at our ward Christmas Party with the Claus's

Christmas is just around the corner and shopping is pretty much done. Just a few more items. Jordan's package was sent out yesterday so he should be getting it before Christmas. He seems busy with his mission and not missing us at all. What more could a mother ask for?

Mana said I can write about him just saying that he asks too many questions.... I guess he's inquisitive. He and Alexander wanted money for their "Kids Korner" store at the school so they could get some cute little things for each other. No problem! When they came home...Uhhh I couldn't believe how silly some of the items were that they were describing.

Its getting real cold outside so its nice bundling up in the winter boots and scarves, listening to the rain come down (which is very scarce) and sometimes watching the snow fall!

The Turkey Bowl - Team Snap!

The boys and two girls all had a great game at the annual Burkes Turkey bowl Thanksgiving morning. We had enough for three teams. I tried to call them team Jacob, Edward and Bella, for some reason they would have nothing to do with it. So it was pretty much teams 1,2 and 3. How boring. The games went on for 3 hours which gave me plenty of time to finish the fixings on the Thanksgiving lunch. It was yummy!

Myself, Father Jc and Maryella at the Interfaith Evening

The Interfaith Evening

Its hard to believe that another year is just about to end! Where did it go? November was a fun filled month. We had the wonderful annual Interfaith evening at the St John Vianney Catholic Church in Sedona. So many different religions were represented from Buddist, Church of Science, Jewish, LDS, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and many more to the Navajo Spiritual leader and Bahai Faith. It was wonderful! All the leaders had basically 3-5 minutes to give their words of "thanks" and many were through song. Paul asked me to sing for his few minutes so I asked Dr. Mark Larsen to sing a duet and "Thomas" Travis Moore accompanied us on the piano. We sang "Come thou Fount." My twin was sitting toward the back of the church and when it was over everyone was hugging her and blessing her for singing so beautifully... we both had a good laugh because she was telling me she totally took all the credit. The part I enjoyed the most was the soul singing by the Bahai minister. All in all it was a wonderful evening.