Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas was somewhat of a whirlwind around here.
As much as we'd rather just stay home for Christmas, we decided to make a quick trip down to the valley on Christmas day to see our Grandparents.  Adam and I are so blessed to each have a set of Grandparents that are still very much a part of our lives, so we wanted to spend some time on Christmas day with them.
After an early morning at home enjoying wonderful Christmas presents, we drove down to my cousin Jared's home to gather with my extended Burk family.
Every year my Grandparents make and serve a wonderful Christmas brunch to all of their Children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren. As usual, it was a delicious feast and I loved visiting with my family.
The Gurr's  were able to have a little reunion with Grandma and Grandpa Gurr on Christmas night at Adam's sister Heather's home.  It was great to see so many Gurr cousins and aunts and uncles. And of course the grandparents.
We stayed the night at Heather's home, then after attending church, and visiting a little at my parents home, we headed back to Tayor.

Here are a few pics. of Christmas morning highlights....

As you can see we had a very merry Christmas. We hope you did too!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Taylor Elementary Christmas Concert

On Wednesday Dec. 15th. Taylor Elementary once again threw political correctness out the window and held it's annual CHRISTMAS concert!   Love It!

Eliza was given the honor of getting to participate in a special group song. They sang "I'm so Glad It's Christmas".

Her class then sang "Christmas in Killarney".

Sarah looked so cute dressed as a little poor boy while she sang "Little Drummer Boy" with her class.

Caleb's class sang "Christmas for Cowboys". Caleb even got to be one of the three kids chosen to show of some "trick rope" skills.

I enjoyed all of the songs that night. So many classes sang about the birth of our Savior.  I'm grateful to live in a community where Christ is the biggest part of  the Christmas celebrations.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lucky 7

Seven years ago I became a mother to three of the most beautiful, talented, intelligent, witty and FUN kids on the earth.
Adam and I LOVE them so much and are grateful every day for the joy they bring to our lives.

For their birthday this year they each got new "Sunday" Clothes and.....Drum roll please....ZHU ZHU PETS!!!!!!! YAhOoO!! SO FUN!! They are enjoying their new "pets" immensely. And I am enjoying the fact that their pets don't poop, or run behind the refrigerator and chew holes in things.

                                                             HaPpY BiRThdAy Eliza, Sarah, and Caleb!

We Believe!

The kids got to visit with Santa at the ward party.
"He had a REAL beard!"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Razor Ride

 Our sweet neighbors (the Andersons) brought their Razor over so Adam could  take the kids for a ride on it.

I wonder if they knew he would do this....


or this?

or THIS !?!?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"All I want for Christmas Is......."

                                                                             My two front teeth!

Decking the Halls

We've been busy here at Gurr-een acres decking our halls and making our home officially "festive"!
Our tree this year is covered in homemade ornaments.
 Last year we made the snowmen, gingerbread men and pine cone ornaments.

This year we added the Dried Oranges and the popcorn garland.

I love how the oranges look like stained glass.

We made the popcorn garland out of some beaded garland that we already had. The kids really liked helping with this project but it was a very messy one, and Caleb won't be picking up another needle anytime soon.

I love the end result... A tree the kids and I are both happy with. (oh, and Adam likes it too, but he's not real picky anyway.)

After we got the tree done, we hung the stockings. (With care, of course.)

Here are a few more pictures of what Christmas looks like in the Gurr home......