S: November - December 2010~Welcome Back Daddy! So much to be thankful for!
BC: May The Bounty Of The Season Fill Your Heart And Your Home
FC: Forever on Thanksgiving Day, The heart will find the pathway home." ~ Wilbur D. Nesbit
1: "Thanksgiving Day will soon be here It comes around but once a year If I could only have my way, We'd have Thanksgiving every day." | Charlie and Vincent hang out around the house while the older kids are at school.
2: Reagan spent 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon at a local ranch for horseback riding lessons. She, of course, loved every minute of it!
3: "There is always something for which to be thankful."-Charles Dickens
4: Vince is trying to be a helpful big brother. Charlotte is a sleepy and peaceful baby!
5: My Sweet Baby, Charlie. Sleeping or awake, she is a joy to have. These are the bows that make her a fancy diva! (I made most of them. Quite impressive for me.)
6: "Vincent waiting at the computer in hopes that Daddy will call from Iraq via skype!
7: There is no better friendship in life than that of a sister. | Sisters spending some quality time together before Charlotte gets her bath.
8: Michael returns home from Iraq for R&R on Nov 16th, 2010. We pick him up at the airport and he meets Charlie for the first time. Vince took off to look at the waterfalls in the lobby and Reagan is at school. We leave the airport to pick her up and surprise her.
9: The first day with daddy home allows him to spend some quality time in the morning with the kids.
10: We Give Thanks. . For relaxing afternoons!
11: Reagan being silly! | Vincent loving his special time with daddy!
13: Sweet Charlie and Crazy Vincent. Totally different personalities. Vince dressed himself and then was so tired that he rested with a snack and fell asleep.
14: Michael is thankful for the opportunity to get to know his new little girl. And, of course, Gage, enjoys having Daddy home, too. Yes, Michael's eyes are closed. Big surprise!
15: Ryan and Leo | Uncle Jim, Ainsley, Leo | Ainsley | Grant | Kelly | Sad Leo | Smiley Grant | Kelly | The view from our "spot" | Meg, Leo, Kelly | Jena | Ainsley | A beautiful view | Meg and Leo | We hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for both sides of the family while Michael was back
16: Enjoying a good meal with family. My dad was the only one who ended up making it to the dinner. Mom, Mistie, Chris, Tayton, Korynn, and Campbell all made the trip to Colorado, but caught the plague while here and had to stay in their hotel rooms. It was a bummer! :(
17: Charlotte Anne is baptized into the Catholic Church on Nov 27th, 2010
18: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring | Jenni and Ryan are Charlie's Godparents. Welcome to the church Precious Charlotte!
20: Charlotte you are so loved. | God Bless Charlie
22: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
23: Putting up the Christmas tree with daddy. This was one of his final night's home while on R&R. It was Grant's turn this year to put the angel on top!
24: Dear Santa, I want to stay home with my kids for Christmas.
25: May all your Christmas dreams come true. December 1st, 2010 | Daddy's last night at home before returning to Iraq for another 4 months
26: St. Nicholas Day. The kids put out their shoes and he brought them some candy and a movie to share. Charlie was still sleepy
27: Vince fell asleep while eating dinner and praying the advent wreath
28: Miss Charlie growing like a weed at 2 1/2 months old. She has found her thumb and really enjoys it. Oh, no!
29: Celebrating Christmas with the Moritz side
30: Spending our Christmas break in Kansas. Our first and longest stop was at Grandma and Grandpa Fisher's house in Chapman. We hung out and relaxed. Charlie found that thumb again. Looks like we're in for some trouble.
31: This was Vince's favorite spot at Grandma's house. Right next to the heater vent, but he got into some formula and mixed it with water. This was the paste he ended up with. He's all Boy!
32: Christmas Eve 2010 Opening their one stocking gift after mass
34: Christmas Morning at Grandma and Grandpa's House
35: The kids show off some of their new stuff. They seem to be fairly happy with what they got.
36: Thank you Santa for all our cool gifts. We love it all!
37: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | A relaxing Christmas morning. Vince hangs out with his cars in Grandma's room by the vent. It was his favorite place to be in every room while he was there.
38: Celebrating and opening presents with "The Fisher's" December 26th, 2010
40: Out With The Old And In With The New... | Ringing in the New Year at Mistie and Chris's house with "Flat Mike"