Monday, January 7, 2013

Snow fun

Taylor had not seen snow since she was 1 1/2 years old so it was a whole new experience for her. She certainly did not mind the cold at all and had an amazing time sleigh riding. Bradyn also had fun and when he got to the bottom he would yell “more, more”. Too much fun in all this snow!


Above: Kali, Bradyn, Jaiden, and Taylor enjoying the snow.

Below: Taylor making her 1st snow angel.


Papaw with his girls


Brent and Bradyn enjoying a ride on the four wheeler


Christmas in West Virginia

On Christmas Eve we drove 5 hours to West Virginia to spend time with the Martin family. It was fun to wake up Christmas morning with our 2 nieces (Jaiden and Kali) to see what all Santa brought.


Above: On our drive to West Virginia it started snowing. We are so thankful for the Jeep Cherokee that Aunt Margie and Uncle Larry are letting us borrow during our stay in the States…otherwise we may not have made it.

Below: Jaiden and Taylor both got the dolls they have been wanting from Santa.


Above: The girls all opened their African baby dolls.

Below: All the girls also got Rapunzel outfits and enjoyed dressing up for us all.


Above: Grandma Martin and Ernie were able to join us for Christmas dinner.

Below: Grandma Jones also came over for the day to celebrate Christmas.


Above: Bradyn loved the guitar that Jaiden got for Christmas and was dragging it around for most of the day. He and Uncle Chris had a jam session together.

Christmas in Maryland

No doubt about it, the hardest times for us to live overseas is during the holidays. These are the times that we know that all of our families are spending time together and we have to miss out on that. We are so thankful this year that we were able to spend Christmas with our families. We were in Maryland with the Turner’s until December 24 and spent some much needed time with family.


Above: Taylor with her Nana (Brent’s grandmother). What a sweet and beautiful lady!!




We brought everyone gifts from Africa. The girls all got dolls from Africa.


Uncle Scott works for a toy company to develop toys. The kids all got some cool toys he helped make.