Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Beautiful sky!!

Coming home from Idaho the sky was amazing. I took the shots from the moving car and they might not do justice to the actual sky. Sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy God's creations!

Visit to Grandma's

Here are the kids being pulled by Uncle Charlie behind the four wheeler on a tube. (He tried his best to knock them off and the kids didn't want to stop!)
Maddy hold on tight!
Aushlynn riding on the four wheeler. (Doesn't the rack look comfy to sit on):
Avery was off the tube more than he was on the tube.

Maddy takes a tumble.

Here is Grandma and Grandpa's Elk (all 750 million of them) Just kidding. They do have a lot though.

Here is Aushlynn holding Dolly, Grandma and Grandpa Peterson's Baby Boxer (watch out she bites!)

Here is Avery holding Dolly.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas at the Browns

Here is our tree on Christmas eve.

Here is our tree after Santa came.

Poor Buddy!

Here is Dyllon getting his very own cell phone. He is so excited, it has full qwerty keyboard so he has been texting all of his friends non-stop for the last several days!
On Christmas eve our family went and saw the movie Madagascar 2. We loved it. We then came back home and made homemade pizzas. Everybody loves making pizza. After dinner was cleaned up we opened one gift from mom and dad (always Pajamas) and the gifts that each of us got for each other. Avery got a new bat from Dyllon (watch out he likes swinging it in the house). Aushlynn got a makeup kit from Maddy. (wow is she growing up) Maddy got slippers from Aushlynn and Dyllon got an Aeropostale shirt from Avery. The kids were so excited. We then went on a drive to see all of the Christmas lights around town. There is one neighborhood that does the story of The Night Before Christmas with each lawn taking part of the story. They light up there houses so beautifully. Then back to the house where we watched A Christmas Story (You'll Shoot Your Eye Out). Then off to bed. We told the kids that they could open there stockings at 6:30 a.m. and then wake us up around 7:00. Do you think that happened? (NOT)! I got a call on my cell phone at 3:56 a.m. asking if they could get up. WOW 3:56 a.m. I told them to go back to bed. Well we eventually all got up and opened presents and it was a good day. The kids got lot's of things from Santa and enjoyed opening their presents. Mindy made a wonderful Turkey dinner for Christmas and we ate and played a lot of games. Fun was had by all.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let It Snow Again and Again and Again!!!

This is Avery, He is being such a hard worker.
This is the 3rd snow fall this week and Avery has shoveled this driveway each time.
Is it because he loves me so much and wants me to have a snow free driveway? Yeah right. Think again! This is not even our driveway, it is the house across the street. The owner pays Avery $30.00 each time he shovels it for him! What a sweet gig for a 13 year old! At that price, heck, I shovel it for him. Avery has made $90.00 in the last 3 days. Hey, can I get a loan???

Alarm Clocks

This is our "Vintage" 1980's alarm clock. Kendall recieved it as a Christmas gift when he was in Junior high. It is such a beautiful addition to our bedroom decor. Questions one might ask about it? Does it work? Why don't we get a new one?

Well, I already have a better alarm clock! His name is Kendall and he gets up at 5:00 A.M. every single morning. It is an amazing thing! He just wakes up the same time everyday, no alarm sound needed. I can count the number of times on my fingers that my alarm clock has not went off at that dreadful hour. It must have been sick!! Unbelievable, Huh!!! Me on the other hand, a semi could crash thru the window and it might wake me up. It is really hard for my alarm clock just to let me sleep. Sometimes I am okay with that. Other times, I just want to sleep the daylight away. (wait, is it really even daylight at that hour??) Most of the time my alarm clock will let me sleep in. It has important things to do like check and read the sports section of every newspaper that mentions anything about the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz and the Alanta Braves. My alarm clock does have one major malfunction, sometimes in the middle of the night the BUZZING sound will go off! (I did not set this!!) but I have learned: if I just hit the alarm clock, it will roll over and the sound goes off again!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Hello World!

Oh No!, I think I have writers block and this is just my first post! I guess that we can start with the annual Christmas card and go from there. For those of you that are not lucky enough to make the mailing list, here you go. Merry Christmas from the Brown's to you. Enjoy!

So you know who is who. That is Kendall and me in the upper left hand corner. ( I hate my picture taken, I can never get a good one!) Dyllon, upper right hand corner. (Does this look like a mug shot or what? He likes to look serious.) Avery, middle left side. (Please let him want to get a haircut soon!) Madison, right middle side. (Such a nice picture.) Aushlynn, left bottom corner. (Is she sticking her tongue out her missing teeth holes??) Buddy, right bottom corner. (It is so hard to get a animal to pose for a picture!)