December 23, 2010

Our Growing Family Picture

I was just looking through all our pictures and noticed how much our family has been growing in the last couple years. We still have our sweet pets, but family pictures with everyone are quite difficult to take.

Max was in my belly for this one.
December 2008

I can't believe how fast these babies grow!
December 2009

Life is pretty darn sweet!
December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Hatch Family Cookie Caroling Night

We had a smaller than normal group this year. We missed everyone, but still had a great time. We even had awesome weather for it. Max was in the mood to join us, but he only listened as we sang. Maggie hung out with Grandma, Grandpa & Aunt Shaun. They've discovered that she likes to cry herself to sleep. It usually helps to have a swing to lull her to sleep quicker, but I forgot to bring it. Oops!

Anyway, back to caroling. We were able to visit 3 of my favorite families this year. If you weren't one of them... don't get offended. LOL! Everyone in our group was in a great Christmas mood. What a way to head into this Christmas weekend. I love my family!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

December 14, 2010

Missouri Trip

I recently had the opportunity to take a trip to Missouri with my kids to see my older sister Jennie. I couldn't have gone without the help of one of my other older sisters Jonnie and her sweet son. What a sweet thing to do. Max, Maggie, Jonnie, Jon and I. It was my Wesley's Christmas present to me. It had been about 7 1/2 yrs since I'd visited her. Far too long! I get to visit with her when she visits, but it's just not the same. This visit reminded me of growing up with her before we all hit our teen years. Jennie was so fun to play with. Always joking or making up a fun game. That by the way is how our trip went. Nice, fun and relaxing. I loved watching our kids together. I feel rejuvenated and happy. Here are some of the pictures I got.

Max & Maggie getting ready for the day and being darn cute!

Thrift store shopping was a little boring for Max. Jen didn't mind though. So sweet!

Kennedy was great with Max. They were like this for a while.

There's my pretty girl with my beautiful sister.

Jon relaxing with Dalila.

Talking and eating candy with Jen. LOL!

We were totally pigging out. So yummy!

Thanks for letting us visit for so long. We really had a great time! I love you Jen!!!