Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Highlights

Kailei: "My favorite thing would probably be going to Cape Cod and seeing my cousins."

Keara: "I don't know. I don't think about.", says the teenager.

Zeb: "Having the boys here from Texas, watching Kailei in her dance competitions and seeing the artwork that Keara produces. 

Chris: "Having Kevin's family here for Christmas, the scrapbook mom made me, the whole family doing the ice bucket challenge and watching the girls in their activities."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Our Diva

Thursday, December 25, 2014

My Homemade Christmas Card from Zeb

Every year Zeb makes me a Christmas card. This is a picture of this years. It is one of the things I look forward to the most.

Archer Family Christmas

Went over to my moms for Christmas as is tradition. Started off with my favorite part… breakfast. Sausage and hard roll goes a long way for me on this morning. It was so much fun having everybody there. Kevin's boys are just cute as a button and the cousins get along great. After breakfast we were spoiled once again by Grammy and Poppy. My favorite gift this year however was a scrapbook that my mom made for me. I absolutely love it. It has pictures of me throughout my childhood and into the highlights of having the girls and Zeb. I will treasure it forever. Mom also cooked up a big turkey dinner. We played games and laughed a lot.  Guess that is what Christmas is all about.

Christmas Morning

  Had a great Christmas morning with the family. The girls let us stay in bed until about 7:30. That was when Kailei could no longer withhold her excitement. It was hard to get pictures of Keara. She's in a "no picture" phase but it looks like both girls had a good time. Kailei was blessed with a chromebook but it appears her favorite gift was a stuffed elephant. She is a stuffed animal fanatic. Keara got a new bedroom set as well as some Harry Potter "the necklaces that she really wanted.  Good times.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Started Christmas eve morning by seeing a movie with the girls. Something we haven't done before but it was a fun way to kick off the day. Headed out to Kiowa for church with the entire Archer clan. We then headed over to Tracie's to enjoy our usual Christmas party fare.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cookie Day

Broke out the cookie cutters for the annual Christmas cookie day. There's so much pressure because everyone depends on us. Lynn is my co-baker and it was nice to have my nephews around. They helped a lot with the sugar cookies. Had a blast and love the tradition that Lynn and I have shared for way too many years. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Archer Family Dinner

Yes, here we are out on the town for annual dinner. It's wonderful to have the whole family together. We went to Mount Fuji and the kids had a great time. Love this little tradition that we have.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dylan's Birthday Party

It's always special to be able to share one of my nephews birthdays since they are so far away. Kevin comes up for Christmas every other year so usually we get to celebrate Dylan's birthday then as well. Had cake and ice cream and got a chance to spoil him. I think he had a great time.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kailei's Piano Concert

Kailei had her piano concert tonight. It was made even more special to have her three cousins from Texas attend. They did wonderful array of Christmas music which really got me in the holiday spirit. Enjoy watching Kailei's skills get better and better and so happy she enjoys it so much.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Texans are Coming!

The Texans are coming, the Texans are coming! We're so excited that Kevin and family will be joining us this Christmas. The girls are anxious to see their cousins as am I since I know they're growing up so fast. It'll be a special Christmas indeed. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MWCC Holiday Party

Managed to get most of the group together for our holiday party. The girls are getting so big. It was nice because it actually snowed which made it seem like Christmas around here. Love being with these people and catching up.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Davison Xmas

We had the Davison Christmas today. Phyllis drove up and Mitch hosted which left me to just enjoy it. It's been a crazy few weeks and so it was nice to not have to stress about cooking or doing anything special. My time will come next year. Lieu cooked up a mean dinner and everyone had a great time.