Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gingerbread Ghosties part 2

My hubby got home last night--woo-hoo! Now we can begin Christmas!! I have gotten a few decorations up but the tree and lights and shopping have been waiting for him. He has to go in for his first colonoscopy tomorrow----this is an ugly procedure--and we haven't even been to the hospital yet!! Enough said. Tomorrow night is my final enrichment mini class till after the new year. My VERY LOVELY friend Sheila is doing a chocolate dipping demonstration--she runs a local chocolate dipping factory--I AM SOOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!!!!


Soo--over Thanksgiving--since we had already done the family thing--and one of my dearest friend's sons was getting married in the Las Vegas Temple---we (Kelly,Natalie,Angel, Milan and me) decided to do a road trip. Soooo--on Thanksgiving day we were actually in Elsinore, UT and then the next day we drove on down to Las Vegas.


(SIDE NOTE: Natalie is currently living in Orem, UT and working as a nanny for 3 families (all sisters). They are sisters to the boy Nat is writing on his mission. You get 100 points if that makes sense to you!! The whole family has adopted Nat and been so wonderful to her.

The parents of the boy on a mission that Nat is writing have a second home in Las Vegas. They are so generous and gracious--they opened the home to us for the 2 nights we were in Vegas. It is a magnificent home in a beautiful gated community and we had it all to ourselves. It was like heaven on earth after all that traveling. My friend put on a fabulous reception for her son and the whole trip was TOTALLY worth it!



GINGERBREAD part 2

1992

I love it--in their jammies but we have bows in the hair.




The reason I said leave me alone was because my girls mock me constantly about their puffy bangs and lots of BIG bows. I think I missed the 80's...









I fiddled with this picture cuz I really loved Nat's eyes. That's my Dad with her and her house.








1993











I loved this one cuz once again Nat was eating--not decorating (see 1991)






and once again--Tae is decorating..... 1994













Sorry--had to put this one on--Nat eating and Tae decorating--I promise I didn't take these pics for these reasons--promise....








1995






My Dad is sooo awesome and there is Tae decorating and Nat entertaining--gotta love it....






1996





Kelly finally joins the festivities---Tae's bow has to be the mother of all bows--don't ya think??!!






Evidence that Nat did decorate.....










1997

My Dad is my hero---what is Nat doing now???















Soooo--sorry to go on and on--but I am using my blog as motivation for journaling and I want this all recorded--the big thrill is that tomorrow is installment 3--woo-hoo!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Jan said...

You have done a great job of picture taking and that is so awesome. Love them all. You guys take this serious. Your dad is a hero for sure Lisa. Lucky you.

Boyd Family said...

It's so fun to go back in time and see all the precious memories..... keep them coming. I can't believe how big the gingerbread houses got. Your dad is awesome!! In those pictures he looks so proud.

tammy said...

Fun road trip! Okay, I lived most of my life in Utah, and I never knew there was a Elsinore.

onlymehere said...

I use my blog as a journal too, nothing wrong with that!! I need a scanner so I can do more pictures and posts like this! Love it.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I loved the glimpse into Christmases past-- and you're right, your dad RAWKS!!
Prayers coming your way for the Hubby!!!

Tink said...

What precious memories you've posted. How fun to see how times and kids have changed through the years. You did a great job! I'm having a giveaway at my site if you're interested in entering! Hope to see you there.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the look back into the past...and It seems to me like Nat has the right idea!!!

Lisa said...

Hi! I found you through Jans blog. I loved seeing these pictures through the years. My young daughters are going to decorate their gingerbread house tomorrow...I'll have to snap some photos.

Carla said...

keep em coming! I love how each house is so different! Too cool!

HOW AWESOME you were able to go to Vegas!! Fun fun fun!