Thursday, December 30, 2010

ahh...Christmas Memories

His face says it all...."He came!" Yes Santa found us & I hope he found all of you. What a Christmas it was....lots of hustle & bustle!
There was the visit with Santa at the firehouse.
This is as close to Santa as Seth wanted to get.
Of course we hosted the annual Christmas sing-a-long.
All who could play, & even those who couldn't, took a turn at the piano while Julie & Seth played the bells.
The lighting of the luminaries on Christmas Eve down main street, the Christmas breakfast & later Christmas dinner, "fajitas & pinatas by the ton."
We enjoyed it all. We love Christmas around here & we celebrate it to 'enth degree!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hansen Family Christmas Letter 2010

"...maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps,
means a little bit more." Dr. Suess
How many times can I do this? At least one more!
Annelie enjoys being a licensed driver and dates? There's always some boy at the door.
Niclaas has started surely is his bliss.
Seth is learning so much from pre-school...Kindergarten teachers are you ready for this?
Eating up my time these days? The list is way too long. Between teaching pre-school, the Young Women, the kids & husband, I'm keeping up with my "heavenly throng".
Now it's Derron's turn, both ends of the candle he will burn...he works so hard for our family, we all support him happily! If it's a bow hunter you want to be, it's his archery shop you'll want to see!
We want to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas!
Our lives are blessed with your love & friendship.
The Hansen's

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"These are a few of my favorite things"

I bet you're all singing the song in your head now...I know I am. Who doesn't love that song? Since the day before Thanksgiving I have been filling the house with all my favorite Christmas music. Julie Andrews' "My favorite Things" happens to be on one of my CD's...Annelie was listening & asked "Why is this song on a Christmas CD?" The conversation got me thinking of some of
my favorite things....
*early morning walks...(or as Mike calls them "death march at dawn")
*a GOOD diet coke with crushed ice
*decorating...for anything
*a great Suns game (which as of late are few & far between)
*mowing lawns
*scottish terriers
*listening to Elvis, when I'm alone & can sing out loud
*my husband's mood when it snows (he thinks it's romantic)
*doing home pre-school with Seth & Lacy (we made candy countdowns to Christmas)
*crafts with my kids, Annelie has a very untraditional tree in her room with bright krazy colors...this year we decided to make a "Whoville" village for it. It's been a lot of fun & I'm sure we will be adding to it as the years go by.
Now for some of the more obvious, but no less important of
my favorite things...
*my family & friends who make my life richer
*living in Joseph City...I love this town!
*my old house & the amazing people who build it (Nunna & Pumpa)
*working in my keeps me in shape
*making jewelry & anything with glitter!
*taking pictures
* new friends
I mentioned before that I love scottish terriers...years ago I had my little Curly Sue (some of you may remember the little black dog that probably chased your car as you drove past my house or past Hansen's Auto. You probably blurted out a few unmentionables as you swirved to miss her...luckily there was only one reported accident, that I know of. I'm sure I'll never forget coming home to find the speed limit sign in front of my house & my trash can's OK Gerald...adot fixed it & I did appreciate the new trash can.) When she died I was so sad. I was certain I would never come across a dog like that again. Then over this past Thankgsgiving, my sister-in-law Kristi, we'll call her the "dog" match maker, told me about this little guy whose owners are moving to a place where they won't be able to take him. She showed me pictures of him & he looked so much like Curly Sue that I couldn't help my self...I said yes!

Let me introduce you to my new friend...Trance...he isn't a Scotty, he is a 4 year old miniature schnauzer...he is a cousin to the scottish terrier & looks just like them only longer legs. If you come by & he starts barking like a crazy dog...don't take it personal, he's still trying to get used to his new home & all the noises & new people.

Those of you who remember Curly will be pleased to know that...


Hope everyone is

Having a wonderful Holiday Season and enjoying all of...