Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas at the Cabin!


This was the first year since 2000 that all of the checketts were together!  It was such a great dinner to have everyone there and sharing fun stories about the year and about their childhood.

Here is the GORGEOUS christmas tree up here at the cabin!  It brings such a great mood up here.

Here nate and I are in our christmas PJ's that we get every christmas eve.  We are holding up the christmas PJ's that they bought for baby gabe when he comes.  HOW CUTE!

It is a tradition with Nate's family that we all get assigned our parts in the nativity scene and we take a couple of minutes to go and get our "costumes" with whatever we can find up here at the cabin. Then we come out to the barn singing "oh little town of bethlehem".  It is so much fun to see the costumes and also to say the script and sing some christmas songs.  It is a great christmas eve tradition!  (try to guess by their costumes who played what part.....animals are included in the script!)

After the nativity scene we really liven it up and push the ping pong tables aside and dance to some fun christmas music!  They got in this kick where they all tried to do an "eagle" and to see who does it the best.....I am going to be a little biased and say that the next picture is the best!

Here is nate!  I never even knew he had it in him!  AMAZING!

Here is abby tackling connor during the dancing!

Even though I was sitting on the sidelines trying to avoid having a christmas baby, he was still joining in the fun dancing inside my belly.

Here are the boys in their christmas PJ's.  This year they had a theme so they picked out their favorite soccer "kit" or jersey and some matching pants.  Look at their GQ!

Here are the girls lookin' all stylish.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

my last posting of my belly!

My last belly shot that I am posting.....
Here I am at 36 1/2 weeks...ok the belly is HUGE, also our room isn't finished being decorated so it looks a little "lopsided" if you know what I mean...But there you go, hopefully the next posting I make will be of baby!

caramel chocolate apples


Every year since I have been married I have made caramel chocolate apples for either halloween or we kept the tradition alive and we made 30 of them for my mom's neighbor gifts!  

We just finished the caramelizing part and now we are moving onto the chocolate dipping!

Here is the first layer with the white chocolate....I have to admit we had a little problem with the "red" food coloring so they didn't turn out as well as past years.....oh well, sorry mom's neighbor's!

Here is the final stage!  We wrap them up and hand them out!  YUMMY!

I had to put this one in.....this is Nate's masterpiece!  My mom was having a hard time putting the chocolate on the top in a decorative fashion and so nate wanted to see if he could do it.......what do you think?  Cute?  I mean, come on, its the inside that counts right!  I STILL LOVE YOU NATE!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Meet Adee!

Here is adee, or adelaide.  She is an Austrailian/German Shephard and she is adorable!  We chose the name because is it Germanic and also there is a city in Australia called Adelaide so it touched both places she is from!

We were in park city for black friday trying to get some good baby deals and we walked into this adoption pet agency up there "just for fun" and my parents decided they wanted a dog!  (yes, I am sure when you first saw this you thought Nate and I bought it....well, we can say we are partial owners of her because we are currently living with my parents, but alas, she is not ours!)

She is only 10 weeks old and such a people dog!  She follows us wherever we go, but she knows when it is night time and she needs to sleep!  I love this shot of her because it shows how inquisitive she is.

This shot shows off her adorable paws!  She is such a fluffy cute dog!

This one is my favorite.  It shows her little white "cross" on her chest and then how cute she is!  You all have to come over and see her, she is so much fun!  (and she is helping me get ready for baby!)



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