Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

Christmas day was such a great day! The kids didn't get up until almost 7:30 and we actually had to wake up Cambrie. They were very excited to open their gifts, but very patiently waited for Grandma Linda to arrive. Santa was very good to us this year. The kids really enjoyed their gifts and we enjoyed watching the excitement on their faces as they opened each gift. We then spent the morning relaxing and playing with gifts. We went back over to Karee and Matt's for brunch, more game playing and relaxing with family. It was a great holiday!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

This year we celebrated Christmas with Kim's family. We went to Karee and Matt's home for a steak dinner, games and doing the nativity with the kids. It was a lot of fun! This is the first Christmas in many years that all of Kim's family has been together. It is great to spend time with family. We got home late and had the kids open their one gift, which was of course pj's, then off to bed. Cambrie, Mykenna and Cael ended up sleeping under the christmas tree upstairs, while Parker retired to his own bed.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gingerbread Houses and Decorations

We went to the England's to assemble our gingerbread houses and make some decorations for Grandma Linda's Christmas tree. It was fun to see how each child really enjoyed having their own decorations to paint and took pride in painting them. When the gingerbread houses were opened, of course the candy began to disappear quicker than we could get it on the houses. We missed Dad not being with us. He had to go on an overnighter with the basketball team. He is helping with the team this year. Sorry didn't get a picture of the finished products, but we had a fun evening together.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


We went out to the Haws' home to do some sledding. The have an awesome hill right in their backyard. It was a great time with the kids and extended family! Thanks Kathy and Larry for the good time and we hope this becomes a holiday tradition.

Smashers Basketball

It was great to be able to coach Cambrie's recreation basketball team this year. The girls were awesome! They named themselves the Smashers. They had a great season and only lost 2 games during the season and then lost in the semi-finals of the tournament. I was so proud of them. The team they played in the semi-finals had actually beat them a few days before by about 20 points. In the semi-final game it was back and forth the whole game and we unfortunately ended up losing by 2. They improved so much throughout the season. We had a couple of girls that had never played basketball and it was amazing how well they played. We were a young team playing in a 5th/6th grade league and we only had two 6th graders on the team. They will be the team to beat next year!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow Fun!

The snow has arrived and the snow blower has been fixed and put to work. We all got the snow gear on and went out to play. We even got our neighbor, Al Hill, to come out and have a snowball fight with the kids until they sent him running for safety indoors.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Updated Blog

Sorry about being absent for a while. I have updated the blog for the last 2 months so check it out.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Strikers Soccer

What an awesome time it has been to have Cambrie participate on a club soccer team. She has had such a great time and improved so much. She has an outstanding coach who has encouraged her and been so positive. Thanks Coach Jon! They have finished their outdoor season and we are looking forward to the indoor season. Soccer is definitely in the blood within the Lake home.


Our Stake put on a special evening with displaying many nativity scenes. One of the scenes was a live scene put on with all of the stake primary children. Every 5 minutes they replaced the kiddos with someone new. Cambrie, Parker and Mykenna were able to participate. They chose to do this, but when it came time to actually do it, none of them were very excited. Luckily it was only 5 minutes long and in the end it was neat to see them within the nativity scene.