Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cousin Christmas program

Is every one's home this crazy?!! Notice the 1 year old's dance moves and how serious she is, the 2 year old's jumping ability, the 3 year old angel being Buzz Light year, and the 4 year old in the background being Linus from Charlie Brown.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas #2,3,4,5,6,7...

Christmas #2 was at Dustin's parents house. We went over there on Wed. night and had a great time! Dennis had set up a train for Soren to play with. He thought that was the coolest thing!!! Maeta had fun riding a power wheel Lightening McQueen all around!
Debbie made a wonderful dinner...
The four of us before presents!
And Maeta enjoyed some love from Nikki and Baby!
Christmas #3 was Thursday at my parents house. Maeta and Lucy loving each other!
The three Santa's...
We always make pizza for Christmas. We use to just make 1 pizza, now we are up to 4 pizzas!!!
The 4 kids!
We always attempt a group shot...
The four kids did a Christmas program. Caleb played the trumpet, Soren was suppose to play the drums but wanted to be an angel instead, and Maeta and Lucy danced but were suppose to sing. It was a very funny concert!!
Here are the four kids eagerly awaiting presents!
Christmas #4 was on Friday at my grandparents house. I went early to be able to talk and relax while Dustin stayed home with the kids while they napped and then he came with them in the afternoon. It was so fun to see all my family that I don't get to see too often. Here is my grandma, Maeta, and my mom. Maeta is named after them and she looks just like them!
Maeta also decided that she wanted to call Alicia mommy all day and only be held by her. I guess Alicia is just more fun than her own mommy!
It was fun seeing my cousin Linzy too. We miss you Linz!
I thought it was so precious seeing Maeta listen so closely to my Grandpa read the Christmas story. I have so many pictures of her watching her Great Grandpa very closely! I think they have a secret bond!
Christmas #5 was our own! On Christmas morning the kids woke up and got to play with all their toys they had received, and open new ones!
We read the Christmas story while eating Cinnamon rolls...
And enjoyed just hanging out...
Later we went to Christmas #6 at Dustin's aunt and uncle's house. Here is Maeta with her 2nd cousin who is 3 months old and so cute! Maeta had fun calling her baby!
Soren learned how to use my camera right here and kept taking pictures of us during a Christmas game!!!
Christmas #7 was on Sunday and I didn't get any pictures. Not like me at all! But we had a wonderful time with the Williams extended side. It is always so fun to see everyone!

We feel so blessed to be around family this Christmas and even though there is a lot of parties to attend, we feel so blessed to have been able to make it to each one! Thank you Lord for this blessing!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas #1 (Extended Opsahl's)

This past weekend we took a road trip up to Duluth to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side. We all met at a hotel and had a great time. The kids swam the adults talked and ate! It was fun to see everyone but I didn't get a whole lot of talking done, I mostly chased kids down the halls and swam in the pool!!!
At night we went to Bentlyville in down town Duluth and had such a great time. The lights and festivities were awesome!! They had more lights than I have ever seen, hot coco, cookies, smores by bon fires, ice skating, music, and Santa (which Soren continues to try to talk me into telling him that Santa is real even though I have been very honest from the start that Santa is just pretend and the real reason for Christmas is celebrating Jesus). We had a blast!
On Sunday, my parents and Sami and Luke took the 4 kids and let Dustin, Nick, Alicia and I go skiing. We had so much fun just the 4 of us. We barely ever get to hang out with Alicia and Nick without kids, so we really had a lot of fun. I was still wimpy on the slops as Alicia darted down them with no fear, I guess some things never change! Ha

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Way to go Mom!!

On Friday night my mom graduated from college. She is an amazing woman. Not only does she work full time in the city, she also works for my dad's company, is an amazing mom to four kids, is an amazing Nana to four grandkids, is a loving and supportive spouse, is a devoted friend, loves to attend any party or celebration going on, and graduated from college with Honors! The Lord has granted her such determination and love that she can do all these things with Honor! Most of us think college is tough enough when that is the only thing on our plates, I can't even imagine how hard it is while doing life! Mom, you amaze me. It was so much fun celebrating your accomplishment on Friday. We are so proud of you!!
Here is my mom's fan club:
Her good friend Judy and Alicia...
Courtney, Luke, Sam (who all finished finals for the semester and made it home in time) and my proud dad...
My mom's parents...
Here is my mom during the ceremony...
Us girls...
The original 6...
More of the family that was there...
Judy, was so proud of my mom and excited to celebrate with her!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Walking & Talking

This is my daughter
She decided to grow up this past week
She asks for "up" (meaning to help her up onto the couch) 100+ during the day.
When I say "no" she then starts saying "pees (please), pees, pees, pees, etc.." 100+ times or until I melt at her politeness and help her up!
She runs across the couch, does somersaults, and belly flops on it
If she is on the couch, I am on the floor right by the couch
This is what we do the majority of the day!

Oh, and she is officially walking everywhere!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A glimpse into our nursery...

I realized that I have never shared many pictures of our nursery. So here are some of my favorite details of Maeta's place! I still kept a lot of boy parts because it was first Soren's room, but it is mainly a girls room now!
The view from the hall...
We just added these pink curtains and I love the softness they add...
Here is the kids Christmas tree with baby blue and baby pink decorations...
I love our crib bedding. It was the bedding my mom got us for Soren and all I changed from having it be boy bedding to girl bedding was a pink sheet. I love how soft and beautiful it is...
and the satin ties...
The bow section of the closet...
Alicia got Maeta this book for her dedication and I love it. It is based on the Proverbs 31 woman and we read one page a night. Maeta loves it. I love how it teaches her what God's little girl should be like, and reminds me of the woman God desires me to be. Soren also has a "God's Wisdom for Little Boys"...
These are my maternity photos from my pregnancy with Soren...
And some must haves in here that are necessary but don't make for pretty pictures are, a sound machine, fan, and black-out shade!!!! For any new moms out there: BUY THESE!!!