Sunday, January 6, 2008

First week of 2008

Since I am no longer calling my parents each Sunday because the long distance charges to Kazakhstan would probably cause hemorrhages to my brain as well as my bank account, I am devoting that time to writing to the blog. We'll see how long that resolution lasts.

The Christmas and New Year's break was great. We stayed in Richland for Christmas. We had an enjoyable time just hanging around home, staying in our pajamas, and doing very little on Christmas. On Wednesday we drove to Spokane where we stayed with Kim's family for six days. We got to go sledding twice (they actually have snow there) and we got to see a few movies, on DVD and in the theater. The kids loved the sledding and we started to see just how crazy Daniel is. The kid has no fear. Madeline couldn't even be coaxed into riding down the hill.

I saw I Am Legend, which I thought was a very good film, although not for the faint of heart. Kim, Gabriela, and I went to see National Treasure 2. We all thought that was a worthwhile time and would recommend it for anyone who liked the first one.

For Christmas, Everett and Daniel got lots of Hot Wheels and they're enjoying playing with them every chance they get. Gabriela and Madeline got Littlest Pet Shop stuff and Madeline loves playing with them all the time. That kid has quite the imagination and can play for hours by herself inventing scenarios and stories with all her toys. She just started Sunbeams today and we're so happy we've got to the point where we have no more kids in nursery. What a blessed day!

That's about it for this week, or at least that's what is top of mind. More to come in the future. Please stand by.


LeRoy & Anne Welling said...

Aaron and Kim,
We are so glad that you are now blogging with the rest of us. We were so excited to see your pictures and here what has happened to you over the Holidays!! It's great being connected through our blogs and your right, sometimes they are a pain to keep up but do it anyway for us.
Dad and Mom

Kenny & Michele Kingsford Family said...

Great photos! Where are the ones of Kim crashing? Sounds like you had a fun time over the holidays. I am dying to see both of those movies but alas, will have to wait until they come out on DVD since we are mostly home-bound these days. I look forward to keeping up with you here!

Take care,

Dave & LeAnne Woods Family said...

You are so lucky to get to go sledding! I'm glad you had a great holiday--it was great to talk to you at the Borders on NY eve. I took the three oldest boys to National Treasure on the day it opened and we all loved it. The boys were so excited.
Speaking of movies, how is your new DVD player experiment going? I forgot already what it's called. But I know you know what I mean. Keep me posted.
Love you,