Saturday, January 21, 2012

UPDATE: LIFE




So, I realize I haven't posted much in the last couple of months. What a wonderful whirlwind it's been with holidays and family and friends and events and...
Here's a pictorial update on a few things I've intended to blog on, and then time swept forward.
(If you follow me on twitter, some of these are repeats.)
(And, yes. This post title is totally a take-off on Desperation Band's new independent release, UPDATE: LIVE. Awesome raw worship, people! Download it and just let it play. It will change your atmosphere. That is a promise!)


Mom and Dad came for Thanksgiving. So, Mom and I hit the new H&M in Denver. Because, of course we would!




Wait. This one's more like us...




Rosie had a friend, Molly, over for Thanksgiving week.





Wait, again... this one's more like us...
(Ian had to sneak into the pic. Shocker.)




We got to meet Wally and Katie Rose from the Wally Show! They came to our amazing friends' Chick-fil-A to meet and greet.
What was so cool about this is the kids got to see authenticity defined. So often when you meet public personalities they're distant or come off with a better-than-you air.
Wally and Katie Rose were so down to earth and normal, just like you were chatting with a friend you ran into. Jordan and Brit came away beaming, and I could tell it was one of those my-kids-have-been-impacted-for-the-better moments.
(This is also a post I've been meaning to do. A person's character is often revealed not in how they treat adults, but how they treat kids. These guys were AWEsome! The White House is a fan for life!)




We really, really love Chick-fil-A.




Then came the decorating of the house and the White House time-honored tradition of The Hanging of the Husky Ornament.




There was snow. And I was happy.
(Here's the Random Outfit Post this was taken from.)




Our church brought back Wonderland this year, and it was SUCH an honor to be a part!!! I got to play an unconfident nerd turned God-confident girl, dance around and change outfits mid-song and sing O Holy Night during the nativity scene. I was a bit emotional during that last part.

In fact, I still am.


Fun practices...




Incredible drums...




Rachael's hair curled and piled high, so she could show me how to be "Popular"...
(If you didn't see it, you may not get that. *wink* )




Fun times to share with my family...




And Pastor Brady and I were very excited about it all...




Brit had her Level 5 State Gymnastics meet, where she got 3rd on bars and 5th on beam.
Her team, tebowing...




Our amazing roomie, Hanna, came with us and celebrated the victory!




Since it was in Boulder, we visited the Celestial Seasonings tea factory afterward. I've always wanted to go on the tour (because they're my FAV) and never did when we lived in Denver. I grew up sipping Sleepy Time Tea that Mom would make. Dad would build a fire and Mom would bring us tea with real tea cups on a tray. It was always so special.

We rocked those hair nets, I'm tellin' ya!




Throughout the Christmas season, the manger was repeatedly ransacked by Bionicles.
Mary and Joseph couldn't stand their ground, but baby Jesus was fine.




After Wonderland and Christmas parties were over, Kim, Denise and I decided to escape the fast pace with a few days in the mountains.
There was much sleeping, laying around in jammies, and zoning out on iPads...






Kim trying to embrace nature.




Excited to be away from it all, if only for a few days...




Girls. Snow. Boots. Fashionable. (But not snowboots.)




I was SO excited to get to attend my FIRST professional football game, courtesy of our friend, Elizabeth!
What a fun, fun, fun experience. They lost, but it was still a.w.e.s.o.m.e. I may have to admit that I'm now hooked. So, if anyone has any Broncos tickets they would like to give me...




(Yes, I got a picture of Tebow, but it was so blurry it wasn't even worth posting.)



Nate's parents and brother and sis-in-law came for Christmas, with London and brand new baby Quinn in tow.
Brit was quite smitten.




With a big snow came the discovery of a great sledding hill.









Christine and London got in on the action.




Watch out for snowballs coming your way...





Christmas Eve services with the whole family.




The girls posing while we're waiting for Nate to pull the car up...



But, ALAS! (again) These are more fun...







Rosie getting into the Christmas spirit...
hee-hee-hee.




The children were nestled all snug in their beds...




Christmas morning, waiting for the signal!




After opening stockings, Nate and I went to spend some time with our New Life fam for Christmas Sunday service.
What a special way to celebrate the birth of our Savior! 
Capturing the moment with Amanda and Andrea...



We then went home and opened presents (most pics were crazy and blurry) and stuffed ourselves full and laughed ourselves silly while playing Taboo with our new junior high youth pastors, Brandon & Octavia. So thankful for family and friends!!!



A few days after Christmas, the whole White House decided to do the Incline!
Nate and Taylor showed me the Cave at the top...




Capturing the moment on the way back down Barr Trail...



And because everything in life is better with theme music...



No, really. I mean it.









Team Green Jacket tebowing...




Many games were played over Christmas break...




And just a few days ago I had the awesome opportunity to record vocals for Group Publishing's 2013 VBS curriculum. So much fun!!!
(By the way, if your church uses Group's 2012 VBS curriculum, you'll see me on some of the vidoes! Two on the Babylon music dvd and one on the Sky music dvd. They were a BLAST to film.)




But those are just a few of the fun moments we've been having, are having and are continuing to have! I'll be posting more soon on other White House happenings, as well as CRAZY amazing adventures that God is leading our family on in the very near future.
Adventures YOU can be a part of!


Happy 2012. There is SO much in store this year! I'm expectant.
Are you?



(My favorite time of day, on a clear night, in Colorado.)


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