Monday, January 11, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

From our family to yours we hope that 2010 brings peace, joy and many blessings. Please continue to visit us as I'm sure the coming year will bring lots of new memories for us to share!

Christmas at Phipps

One of our favorite places in the city is Phipps Conservatory. We spent one Saturday afternoon inside roaming around enjoying the sights, sounds and smells while the snowflakes fell outside. We always head to Shadyside afterwards for cookies from Prantl's and drinks at Starbucks. It was a wonderful family day and the kids fell asleep on the way home just to prove it.

KKNS Christmas Program

Isaac's preschool has a Christmas program every year. Isaac and his bluebird classmates were shepherds and angels. They sang several Christmas carols as well as a few other children favorites. Grandma and PapPap and Grammy and Pappy came to watch Isaac and we were all so proud of him and how well he did. It was a wonderful evening and ended with everyone enjoying come cookies and beverages together(even Anna got to have her first sugar cookie).

Finding and decorating our tree

For the second year in a row we have ventured about a half hour south of Mt. Lebanon to this wonderful tree farm in Washington, PA. They have great trees and prices and a tractor (most important for Isaac). Anna didn't make the trip this year but will next year. We found a wondderful tree and these pictures share the finding and decorating experience this year.