"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

We had a great time spending our last day in 2009 with our favorite peeps. Joel and Jeremy are ready for some serious rock band.

Sarah is lovin' on baby Claire

All the kids ready to destroy...i mean play in the playroom.
Owen is ready to party it up into the wee hours of the morning.
Tiny babies are having fun too.
Elliot is playing rock band.

Michelle is opening up the bubbly.
Cameron discovered his love for rock band.
And take a look at this precious band. They were both given it their all.

Happy New Year, Everyone!!

Lego Mania

Clayton sat at the table ALL day and built ALL of his new legos ALL by himself. He was so into it. He loved it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Joel!

33 years old...Wow!! Happy Birthday, Babe! We decided to have a nice chill out morning at home due to the exhaustion of the tiniest Halpin. Plus, the kids haven't had a chance to even open or play with any of their new toys. We started off the morning with the breakfast of Champions.
Oh, and of course, a Darth Vader candle. What else would a 33 year old man want for his candle?

Then presents. What could this boy want?? He got a Kindle and an ipod touch for Christmas. So, I resorted to clothes and a new pair of shoes. If you haven't heard of Toms shoes, for each pair you buy, a person in Africa gets a pair. So as Joel put his new shoes, we thought of some man, woman or child in Africa dancing around in their new shoes.

Then, some geo track building...check out this giant track.
After Elliot's very long nap, we headed to the Twisted Root (a super yummy hamburger place with Joel's fav...sweet potato chips). All the boys were in great moods.

Especially this little guy!!!!!!!!

A birthday wouldn't be complete without ice cream. Yummy! I used to get this combo when I was pregnant and I can't say that it is that great now. Chocolate with raspberries mixed in....I seriously used to think this was the greatest combo ever....not so much!!
After ice cream, Joel went to see Avitar in 3D while me and the boys went home. This evening we went to Joel's parents to celebrate with the fam.
After our long marathon of doing and going, the boys are going to wake up tomorrow and wonder where we are going next. They have enough new toys to keep them busy for the next 10 years.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gifts for Annie

I LOVE that this little girl is already being prayed for as God is preparing our hearts and home for her. He knows the plans He has for her already. He knows who she is and the perfect timing of her birth. We don't even know her, but yet she is already loved by so many. She got these precious gifts this Christmas. One of the most precious gifts was a note written to her that will be a permanent part of a scrapbook of some sort. I want her to know that she was loved before we even knew her.
I can just imagine her in this sweet, sweet hat.
Her first baby doll.

Christmas Continues

....on another day with the extended family. Off to Haw Haw's house for fiesta salad and a little game of Bunco. We like to stir things up in the Walls/Williams family. Instead of drawing numbers for our white elephant game, we play Bunco for our number. It was pretty fun except a little difficult while holding a fussy, sleepy, hungry baby.

After the day there, we headed to another part of our family. The Davis' house. This is the boys' godparents. Oliver got a volcano lamp from Michea and has been carrying it around ever since. He slept with it and it has even gone in the car with us. He loves it!!!
Elliot got his first cookie monster.
The picture taking was a little on the low side today since I spent most of my time holding the overtired, clingy, only wants his momma, baby. And that concludes our wild Christmas adventure.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day at Nonna and Nonae's

The last stop of the day....Nonna and Nonae's house. The day has worn out all of us, but we have had a blast. We had a hard time waking these two up.

I LOVE my mom's new tree. LOVE it. I want one. It looks so cool. This was the kids tree upstairs. We did the kids first and then let them play and then the adults went downstairs for a quiet gift opening.

All the kids minus a sleepy Oliver.

Night vision
More "cheeto tracks"
and I got a new sewing machine. Yay!!! I can't wait to get started on a new project.
Thanks, Mom and Dad for your continuous outpouring of love and generosity for this family. We are blessed beyond belief.