These are a few pictures my Uncle Wick & Aunt Lynn took of our family!
Wow, has time flown by! I can't believe the last time I updated our blog was Halloween. Everything has happened so fast. Well, Halloween was fun, Thanksgiving was great & Christmas was even better. I guess that sums it up, thanks for checking out our blog!j/k I'll back up to Thanksgiving. We had such a great time spending Thanksgiving together with my(Esther's) family up here in the Mesa. I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed we weren't going to Ajo for Thanksgiving as I was looking forward to getting away from the city. However, Colleen's brother-in-law and family were so generous to let us use their beautiful home with a HUGE backyard for our family get together as they were out of town. We had so much fun playing tennis, eating, playing football, eating, relaxing and of course eating. It was fun to be all together and have Grandma Lewis and Aunt Duraye join us as well. The day after Thanksgiving, Colleen, Dayna, Janae, Julianne & I all got up at 4:30a.m. to go shopping!! That was probably the first and last time I will ever do that but it was lots of fun. A few hours later, we all went to the temple together as a family. I love going with family, it always brings us so much closer together. I truly have so much to be grateful for.
For Christmas, we went up to Show Low to be with Jesse's family. I think one of the highlights of this trip was going down to the Cibicue branch, where Mom & Dad Wilcock serve, for our Sunday meetings. Most of the family was there and each one of us shared our testimonies of Jesus Christ. It was such a neat experience and the spirit was so strong. It was also neat to hear the story of Christ's birth with all the Smith family gathered in the barn at Grandpa Smith's home. I have never done that before and it really put it into perspective for me the humble circumstances that our Savior was born into. Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year and it was fun to spend it with the Wilcocks.
Emma & Aunt Jenn
get caught eating food
inside the pantry!!haha
For New Year's, we went down to Ajo with all of the family. We played lots of games, especially Acquire. I don't think anyone ever gets sick of that game in our family. The guys went out to the "beautiful, green" Ajo golf course and played golf while the girls went to the church with all the kids and learned part of a dance from Janae and Julianne. I didn't want to miss out on all the fun so of course I joined them. I looked so funny trying to dance with my big pregnant belly. The biggest highlight of that trip was the announcements of Colleen & Dayna both expecting! We are so excited for them. Also, early New Year's Eve morning, we opened up our family gifts to each other (I love it when Christmas is extended). All the kids got mom and dad Lewis a blanket with pictures on it from when mom and dad were babies up to now with their entire family. Dayna was so nice to put in so much time and effort to making the blanket. She did such a beautiful job.
It is now January 22nd and things have calmed down a little as we are waiting the arrival of our second child that will be born any day! We are so excited and anxious to get this baby here. Hopefully the next time I post, we will have put pictures of our new little boy on!!