The first pic is Katie and Taylor writing a note to Santa and leaving him cookies and rudolph magic oats and carrots. The second pic is Katie's new ballerina wear for her dance class. The last pic is our visit from Spiderman!! He is still with us. He was spiderman ALL night long and still is wearing his dinosaur rainboots!
Thanks to Mommo and Dad Starkey's gift of a Lowe's giftcard we finally got our new chandalier! It's so beautiful! We also got a box of 6 hallway lights in the oil-rubbed bronze and installed them in the hallways upstairs and down! After replacing the lights we got new knobs for the cabinets! what a difference!
Our neighbors across the street have this going every night! As many lights and blow-up Christmas things as possible in their little yard! Stuff on the porch and even on the roof! It's awesome! He's a painter and they are so fun and like the title says, they're Brazilian!
Leisy and Kent got me addicted to their sprite and cranberry concoction and I ran into this at a holiday party. It also comes in diet and it's AWESOME! Sadly, it's just a holiday thing so it'll be gone after the holiday. super yummy!
On Friday night Craig and I got to go to the Candlelight tour of the Biltmore Estate! Wow! It was gorgeous! The house is huge and so beautiful and they have it all decorated for Christmas and a choir is singing carols! We also had a fantastic dinner in the stable(it's a restaurant that is built onto the house). It was so fun and we hope that GE does that for it's Christmas Party every year!!
Saturday night we went downtown to let the kids ride the carousel. They have it set up for the Christmas holiday and it's free! You can see how excited Katie was to ride the horses! She was a great cowgirl! The last picture is supposed to be showing you the "snow" they had floating around (it was actually soap suds). It was fun though and we got to try out a local rib place that was good too.
Okay, I tried to warn you all. Last Monday Katie was sick she had "urps". She "urped" all over her comforter and I had to take it outside and hose it off. This nasty dog came along and ate it up!! EWEY!!! I have to say it was nice to not have to go out and clean it up though!
We got our Christmas tree last Thursday, but we just finished putting the ornaments on last night! It was fun and I think some of them are still on. Taylor invented a game last year where he'd take off an ornament to throw at another ornament higher up so he could knock it off. He hasn't done that again yet, but he has taken most of them off a couple times.
We went to the Greenville Christmas Parade on Saturday. It was really fun! We were warned that it would be cold so we bundled up but it was nowhere near freezing and you mostly just needed a long sleeve T or a sweatshirt(welcome to the South). We took two camping chairs and met up with two families(one from the neighborhood, one from the ward). Taylor was the only one who used the camping chairs! He sat almost the entire time (well over an hour). Now why can't he do that during church?
Established: April 29th 2000
Including: Craig, Amy, Katie and Taylor Starkey
Locations: From Provo. UT to Syrcuse, NY to Wooster, OH to Henderson, KY to Greenville, SC and now back up to the Great White North(basically from sea to shining sea).