Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Reflections

Kallison and Aida, this was a great Christmas for you that you got to enjoy more than just the wrapping paper :). You girls are loved by so many people and they gave you some great gifts like a kitchen, table set and of course the wagon which you do not want to get out of. I'm pretty sure that if you could sleep in it you would. Uncle Brad did good. So did the grandparents with the kitchen set, lots of food and a new table. Of course you girls just want to climb the kitchen like it's a rock wall and the table and chairs you keep moving around to use to get to higher locations in the house LOL. Somewhere you have mountain goat blood in you, thats all i can figure on that one. I love your adventurous spirit, don't ever lose that, I think that came from Granpa Butch.

He was an adventurous soul to say the least, had a passion for life and loved his family dearly. He will be missed. Mom tells you stories every time you go play on the play set he bought for you, stories about horses, unicycles, flying upside down and all the adventures he had. I wish you girls could have got to know him in more than just stories.

With all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas we must always remember what it is about, not family, food, gifts, decorations, etc, but the birth of our Savior. He came to save our souls even though we do not deserve it and that is cause for celebration. I hope we do a good job instilling that in you. Life is hard enough with Christ, it is impossible without Him.

The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Cordeau house, we gave a lot this year and were blessed with a lot as well, new tile, paint, etc for the house and many gifts (including a new drill, whoo hoo). The best thing about Christmas gifts are giving to those in need. We gave your old table to a place called Seton Home ( which helps homeless teens with children or who are pregnant. Your mom and i know how hard it is to raise kids in a beautiful house with two parents, I can not imagine what it must be like for them. I feel that God is calling us to do more for this organization, and we are ready to step up to the plate.

Well it is new year's eve and we are getting the house cleaned for our party complete with champagne flavored cake bites :) so I am going to get to work on the house.

Love you babies!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

With 1600 miles under our belts just a day shy of a week, we have made it back home. We set out on our adventure last monday morning (nov 23) after we got word that granpa went to visit heaven. We hopped in the car and drove to Nana's house, then drove to see granpa, then drove back to nana's, then drove to see cousins and other family, then home. we enjoyed thanksgiving at Nana's house. She made some super yummy turkey, ham, green bean casserole, corn bread dressing, all kinds of stuff, and this year we actually got to eat it. We had so much fun playing with cousins, uncles, aunts and all the new doggies we could find. Granpa would not have wanted it any other way. We will miss him, but cant wait to see him again!!
Loves !