Sunday, December 29, 2013


the day after Christmas we got to head up to Utah with the Earl clan to hang out at the cabin and even spend a couple days skiing!!! (and snowboarding for Jason) it was so much fun.  the first day the girls spent the morning in ski school so mom and dad had a little date, snow style!
all three came out of ski school fantastic skiers! so we spent the last hour or so on the slopes with our 3 big girls!  it was so much fun seeing what they had learned and capturing it all on the GoPro.  

by day two, the girls were speeding down the mountain so well, it was tough keeping up.  (especially this post-partum momma).  what a fun way to ring in the new year!  ( thanks to grandma and grandpa for watching the little kids while we played!)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

it's christmas time, again!

this Christmas was the first we shared as a complete family.  these cuties looked cute in their Christmas jammies as they slumbered in anticipation of a fun morning!
Santa did not disappoint.  each child received just what they were hoping for, and we got to capture it all with Daddy's gift, a GoPro.  

American Girls were at the top of everyone's lists this year.  In our family, if you would like to ask Santa for an American Girl doll, you first have to read the books and give the family a report on the time period.  Anna can take on a whole series no problem.  But for the younger readers (or non readers in Avery's case) we settle for 1 book.  So these are the smiles of girls who truly earned their dolls.  

Anna gave me these awesome glasses, and Dad gave all his girls golf hats for their one on one golf dates.  
Zoe received her Daddy Bear, a special bear we make for each child on their first Christmas.  Each bear has a loving message recorded by Dad. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

earl family blog book 2013

every year we "surprise" our parents with a year in review book:

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

looks can be deceiving

this may look like an old water heater, but i bet you didn't know it was a bucking bronco.  
these kids were having a blast "helping" Jason!  on a side note: we know have hot water again!  win-win!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

student of the month!

Madeline was chosen student of the month for the attribute of Gratitude.  We couldn't be prouder. 

student of the month photos
Mrs. Casey wrote, "Maddie is a respectful, polite and kind girl.  She helps her peers whenever it is necessary and Maddie is a role model to our class."

it's is always so wonderful to see others see the great qualities in our kids that we see.  

Monday, December 2, 2013