Saturday, December 13, 2008

Rhett Meets Santa......the Peter Family Tradition Continues!

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why....Santa Claus is coming to town! It's 12 days until Christmas and the Bryan family is getting prepared to travel to Texas for the Christmas holidays! We're very excited and can't wait to spend over 2 and a 1/2 weeks with family and friends!

Before we make our way back home, we've been very busy shopping, playing sports, packing, traveling (Jeremy), going to school, and spending time with Peter and old St. Nick! On December 1st, Peter, our Elf on the Shelf, appeared and began his annual tradition of helping Santa make his list, check it twice, and finding out who's naughty or nice!

Here's Will and Rhett with Peter....before he began his annual scroll about the house! Each night, Peter finds a new place around the house to help Santa keep an eye on things! He's been very busy for the past 13 days!

This morning....he appeared on the red table in the living room! Where will he appear in the morning? He's got his eye on you!

Yesterday, Will, Rhett, and I paid a visit to old St. Nick.....he was at the Crossroads Mall in Portage visiting with all the boys and girls who had a dream and a big wish for Christmas! Rhett had an opportunity to meet Santa Claus for the 1st time in his life.....and what an experience this was......absolutely priceless!

Will's 1st visit with Santa in 2008!

Buddies forever!

I would like a Wii, a few Wii games, Star Wars toys, a few puzzles, and a few books!

I love you Santa and can't wait to see what you leave me on Christmas morning! look at me!

Santa....I love you but I'm just not sure if I know you! I do like your white beard!

Although it's been busy, we're very excited and love this time of year! Giving, loving, enjoying one another, and living life to the fullest is the best present anyone could wish for! We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful! We've been waiting for it since we arrived in Michigan and this weekend it became reality! The temperature hit a very cold 12 degrees and we received well over 12 inches of snow since Friday.....the largest amount came last night! Breathtaking is how both Jeremy and I have explained it more than once to one another!

Here's a picture of the house on Thursday before we received all the snow over the weekend!

Did I mention Jeremy had shoveled the driveway yesterday and it was clean? Well over 8 inches of snow from last night alone! Take a look at Jeremy's company vehicle?

Here's a picture of the sidewalks after a little of Jeremy's blood, sweat, & tears!

Here's a few beautiful spruce trees close to our house! Absolutely incredible!

Here's a picture of our front porch as the snow falls! The flakes are huge but light and fluffy!

Here's a picture from the deck this morning! Jeremy had cleaned it off yesterday as well! Did I mention we got a little snow last night?

Daddy and Will had a wonderful time yesterday playing in the winter wonderland!

Daddy and Will wrestling in the snow! How fun!

Getting a little taste of Michigan! Yummy?

Daddy pulling Will on his sled! I think Jeremy had as much or more fun than Will!

This is a new life experience for us and we're thoroughly enjoying it! We hope you enjoy viewing our snow photos and seeing how much fun we're having! Happy Holidays!