Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Well, about two weeks ago, Jeremy and I decided we wanted to switch from cable and get a satellite dish. I wanted to get satellite so that we would have a larger variety of children's programming and to get KBYU (conference in comfy clothes!!). Jeremy wants access to the never ending list of sports channels. Also, the HD programming is much better with the dish. We decided to also switch our phone and Internet service to AT&T since we could bundle these with our DirectTV and save money. When they hooked up our satellite dish two weeks ago, this knocked out our cable telephone and Internet. We could have had both, but it would have required additional wiring and money. The downside is that I haven't had Internet access until today. Other than feeling cut off from the world, I do all of our banking online, so I kept having to go to the library and my mom's to pay bills and check our balance.

These pictures are from the tree lighting in Alpharetta. It was sprinkling a little when we first go there, but we had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Jeremy was working, but my parents came, which was nice. This Christmas season has been alot of fun. Mikayla has a good grasp on the whole Santa thing - we are trying hard to teach her the real meaning of Christmas, but she always seems to hone in on Santa. She knows who Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are and she understands the Nativity story, but she isn't quite connecting them with Christmas yet. Oh well, all we can do is keep trying.
Here is a recent picture of Gavin. I can't believe how big he is getting. He is starting to smile a little bit. He is also starting to "play" some. He likes this jungle activity mat thing that we have. We have been having some sleeping issues with him, however. He sleeps great as long as he is in bed with us. He isn't wild about sleeping in a bed all alone. We always start the night in his crib, but usually around 2 am when I am so tired I can't hold my eyes open, I end up giving in. I pray for strength that I can help him learn to sleep by himself.


Kate said...

Hey girl,
What a cute picture!!!! Gavin is getting so big and so is Mckayla. Sydney really misses her at church. She always says that she wants to go to her old church. :( I love ya and think about you often. I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas!!!
Let's get the girls together after the holidays, okay????