Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Miscellaneous Christmas Pics

Peppermint Patty



Miss Mallory is crazy about candy canes! Well, actually, she's crazy about any candy she can get her hands on. This morning she was going to town on a wrapped Hershey's Kiss that fell out of one of the older kids' stockings. She was so broken-hearted that we put a stop to her fun!


SNOW!

About a week-and-a-half ago we had a chance of snow. I was pretty skeptical because it seems like the first snow everyone gets so excited and makes these gigantic predictions. At the bottom of this post Elizabeth tells how to bring on the snow!
And this is what we got that night!
I thought the snow would make the house look prettier, but it didn't work. Still needs A LOT of work to make that happen.
Here is a shot from the balcony of Edward and the three big kids playing in the snow. This was a Sunday (church was cancelled and Edward was delighted for a chance to get out in the snow), and the kids had the day off of school on Monday. We only had about 3 inches, but our town doesn't function so well with snow. I'm sure our Utah, Chicago, & Pittsburgh family and friends find that funny, but our neighborhood streets don't get cleared very well so the buses can't run through the neighborhoods.
These are the Felker snow kids!




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Merry Christmas


I'm a day late but wanted to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our loved ones! Christmas time is such a tender time of the year for me. I love the peace I can feel as I reflect upon the magnitude of the event of the Savior's birth. I can't imagine how inadequate and humble Mary must have felt as she had the responsibility of raising the child that was to become the Savior of the world. I have those same feelings as I think of raising my own beautiful children, but what an entirely different perspective Mary had. I love this amazing portrait of Mary and her new babe by Liz Lemon Swindle.