Saturday, December 27, 2008


here is my new favorite christmas story. told by jt... remember he is four! when i asked him if christmas was about getting presents, he told me NO! then, without being prompted, he told me that it was about, 'baby jesus being born in a STAPLE in BETHALAHAM.' i said, ' a STAPLE?' he said, 'YES mom. a STAPLE.' i said, 'that's interesting.' he responded with, 'yes it is.'

ashlynn got... craft stuff galore! yeah for crafting. we have already started making new things. she has high hopes... tomorrow we will learn how to use a glue gun. hopefully that won't include cold water and bandages. what was i thinking? she got a bike from papa. an american girl doll of which has it's own christmas outfit. rollerblades, watch out world... she has come to run you over.

jt got... legos. legos. more legos. i was smart though, knowing that we were getting legos i went and go storage containers. one for each set. yeah for me!!!!!

i got a new road bike. i am so stoked. todd is such a huge rider (when he has time) that i always loved to be able to spend time with him on his turf. i told him that he can pull the kids in the trailer... then i had at least a fighting chance of some kind of beating him up a slight incline. we will see. my dad gave me this beautiful white gold and diamond cross. i love it. i have wanted one for such a long time. since he has been the most spiritual influence in my life, it was significant that i got it from him. he cried when i opened it... so did i.

todd got an ipod & headphones that block out the wind while he rides. sounds good right, but what happens if there is an emergency vehicle going fast, trying to reach some accident or something? can he hear it? who knows, at least they are prepared to help him if he crashes right? right.

so here's to baby jesus being born in a staple in bethalahem. hope everyone had a magical christmas.


Mama Mote said...

Oh, Summer. As always, you got me crying. What a special gift from your dad. Sounds like you had a good time with family. I hope it was extra special this year. Kids do say the darndest things, don't they? I love it. I hope 2009 will be a blessed year for you and your family. God bless you all.

Lisa Leonard said...

They know everything at age 4, don't they?! Love ya!

Jeannett Gibson said...

Of COURSE Jesus was born in a staple...duh mom...don't you know anything???!!!


Linda Z said...

Summer, I just read a bit about all that is going on with your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family today. It sound like you were able to have a very special Christmas.

Joanie said...

This is adorable. I'm so, so glad you had such a sweet time. Awesome presents for your little ones, and big kudos to you for the ready to go lego storage! Whoo -hoo!