Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve 2015

On December 23rd we were officially licensed to be foster parents. Our hope in doing this, is to adopt some little kids since Jon and I seem to struggle having kids.  Our first little kiddo we had over New Years Eve. We just had him for respite for a week. Respite is pretty much just babysitting. He is such a cutie.  We spent New Years Eve down at my parents house in Grandview so they could enjoy Angel as well.  We have had so much fun with this little guy.

It is fun to see Jon in that father role. I can hardly wait to be full time parents.  What a great way to spend our anniversary. Happy Anniversary Jon. I have a feeling it's only going to get better.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas 2015

On December 23rd, Jon and I went to Moses Lake to spend some time for Christmas.  We stayed the night on the 23rd at Jon's sister Melinda's house.  We were really worried about roads, but they were really good.  We had a little bit of fog as we got closer to Moses Lake.  We had a wonderful visit that night with Melinda.  Thurs the 24th, we went out to Karie's house to spend the day.  We had a great visit with all who were there.

Jon's mom Dee cutting Fruit

Jon, his Niece Sophie and her fiance Josh

Katelyn Patnode, Sophie and Josh opening gifts from Grandma Dee

Jon opening his gift from his mom

Brookel & Roscoe

That night for Christmas Eve, they decided to play out the Christmas story.  All the kids dressed up, and we sang a few songs.

After the kids did the Nativity, Jon and I headed south to my parents house in Grandview.  I was really excited to be there.  My cousin Jeff Juett, from Hawaii was spending Christmas there and I hadn't seen him 9 years.  It was so fun to see him and visit with him.

Christmas morning


Jon with Uncle Tim 
Tim wasn't feeling very well and was cold, so he got all bundled up in some of his new Christmas stuff.  I believe the blanket was Aunt Mel's tho. :)

Jeff photobombing our picture

The kids loved being around Jeff.  They found out he was an extra in Jurassic World and they thought that was so awesome.  He was so good with these kids.

Mom spending some time in the Kitchen

Darin and Elise


Playing Telestrations  We had so much fun with this game.

Before we left we all took pictures with Jeff

Jeff being silly