Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas 20009!!!!!

Christmas at our house was wonderful this year. We woke up to a white Christmas in Texas!!!! The kids didn't get up too early and Grandma Bergen even had to send them down to get up Mom and Dad. That might be a first for a Grandma to have to send the kids in! Part of that may have been because Paisley was already snuggled in bed with us and didn't realize it was a day to wake up early and open presents. We opened presents in our traditional family way were one person gets a gift and we all watch as they open it then that person gets to pick a gift for the next person. This makes Christmas morning last so much longer and we all get to enjoy seeing what was given. It was a very merry Christmas with Grandma and John joining us. But the best part this year was that the kids all wrote letters to eachother and they did a really fantastic job, said the sweetest things, and made eachother so happy.
The kids all lined up being tortured while waiting for Daddy to give the OK
John's elbow had a run-in with Luke's eye the night before

Three of John's favorite things.... KIA and The Tigers and Korean socks

Phoebe was soo happy to finally get her own set of scriptures

Paisley LOVES Tinkerbell

You should have seen the joy on Ethen's face when he opened this warm hat from Nana and Papa. A perfect replacement to the one he lost while in Korea after only having it a few days.

Luke Skywalker!!!

The cutest hat and gloves EVER sent from Korea!!!

Sheer joy in those eyes after asking for a DS for 4 years

Can't believe Santa brought an Ipod Touch

hopefully not Kia's last Christmas

Christmas Eve, Eve

We had our annual Christmas Eve, Eve party this year with good friends. Santa and Mrs. Clause came and delivered pajamas to all the kids. The nativity was a hit again and went very smoothly even though there are sooo many kids :) Phoebe was Mary this year, Ethen and Luke were shepherds, and Paisley was an angel/fairy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Daddy

Scott celebrated 37 this week! We had a little family party with just us.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Phoebe was an angel in our wards christmas program. She did a great job singing and being on stage.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the Season...

Started decorating. Here is a little preview.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year and had a total of 16 people with lots of yummy food and desserts. I was too busy cooking and eating dinner and forgot to take pictures but here are a few funny/cute ones.
Luke building a tower with the stuffing bread

Paisley eating mint ice cream for dessert

Michelle gave Paisley this great idea to use a straw
Luke's dessert plate (Don't worry he didn't finish it)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wrestle Bonding

Some good bonding time between Scott and Ethen. It won't be too long before Ethen can take him!

Cheer Fest

Well the cheer season is officially over. It was so fun to watch Phoebe this year. She is a great cheerleader and loves being in front of the crowd. Here are some pictures from cheer fest.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Luke's Preschool Feast

Luke had his preschool Thanksgiving feast. They dressed up as Indian mighty hunters :) So adorable. I was counting and realized this was my 6th one of these to attend. All of the kids have gone through the same GREAT preschool.
Luke with Carson (2nd cousin) they are lucky enough to be in the same class!

I LOVE how "my mom" is one of the things he was thankful for :)!!!!!

Cheeks full of lunch feast already

Sunday, November 15, 2009

closeups of Ethen

Here are some closer pictures of Ethen. Isn't he aswesome!
that kid is not getting past Ethen. Perfect tackle

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chocolate Wrap

Paisley thought it was more fun to use a piece of chocolate to smear all over herself than to eat it. I find it slightly ironic that there is no chocolate on her face. It must have already been slightly melty and she just couldn't resist herself. I must say that it does look like fun!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Thankfully Halloween fell on a Saturday this year, because we didn't get around to carving pumpkins this year until the day of Halloween. That usually is the best way to do it here in TX because it is usually pretty warm and they shrivel up if you carve them too early. 4 kids = 4 pumpkins. All of them wanted scary faces so we did our best.

There were a few more spooky houses this year and Paisley was done trick or treating after 2 streets. She did not like the scary houses, but kept grinning at her bag while saying she got candy! We did the traditional trunk-or-treat at the church and then came home for house to house hunting. The kids have soooo much candy and the little ones are already having meltdowns from too much sugar.Our glowing pumpkins