...or rather our ward Christmas Party. The kids could not wait to see Santa (aka Bishop Barkdull) this year. They waited in a long line as patiently as they could so that they could tell Santa everything that they wanted for Christmas. They were really into the Santa thing this year. They even left a plate of cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. And were very excited when they found an empty plate and cup in the morning with a note from Santa. Santa sure had to be sneaky, since there were at least 4 kids camped out on the living room floor.
I have tons of pictures to upload from over the past few weeks. Here are a few of Alison and Hayley in their new Christmas pajamas. Hayley was determined to have footed pajamas this year, so after a lot of searching I finally found some in her size! Alison fell in love with her little plaid pajamas. She kept stroking them and saying "pitty". (pretty) Both my girls look absolutely adorable in their new pajamas and that's not coming from a biased mom. Alison turns 16 months old tomorrow and Hayley will be 10 in February. Wow, does time fly!
My mom told me about this fun and creative idea using gingerbread. You take your gingerbread dough and shape it to the outside of a oven safe bowl and bake it. Once it comes out of the oven and cools you have a cute gingerbread shaped bowl. You can then decorate and fill it with whatever you want. We are going to fill ours with cookies to give to our friends and neighbors. Check out this website for some more great ideas using these gingerbread bowls. http://www.gingerbread-house-heaven.com/gingerbread-bowl-recipe.html I will post pictures of our own bowls whenever we get them done.
I know I haven't posted in a while. We have been so busy with church activities, school activities, sick kids, etc. You know all the things that go along with the Holiday season.
I took Andrew and Connor for routine Doctor checkups the other day and the doctor saw that Connor's back was a little curved . So, he sent us over to radiology for an x-ray on his back. The radiologist said that it is definitely curved and looks like scholiosis (sp?) He was going to send the results to the doctor and now we are waiting to hear from him.
I had scholiosis when I was little. I don't know if it is hereditary or not. I don't have it anymore. After a lot of fasting and prayer, Heavenly Father healed my spine. The doctor's were dumbfounded. They couldn't believe that it just straightened out by itself. So, maybe after a lot of fasting and prayers for Connor, maybe this will turn out to be a minor thing for him too.
I am a mother to 6 wonderful children and a wife to the greatest husband. We are a military family. Our latest adventures have brought us here to Arizona a few months ago where we will be for an...undecided amount of time.The picture you see at the top is of the mountains across the street from our house. Aren't they beautiful? Since we are so far away from family and friends, we wanted to keep everyone updated with this blog. So, Graham Family Central is dedicated to all of you. We love and miss you!