Saturday, December 25

what santa gained from his prison time

The other night one of our nephews got out of bed to ask his mom "a very important question" in front of all of us. He said a girl on his bus told him that the reason Santa has a long beard is because he was in jail. Is that true? It's safe to say it was hard not to laugh.

Santa may be a felon, but he was sure generous to us today. Hope he was good to each of you too.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22

merry christmas from the shafers

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!

Doug, Jackie & Addy "First Christmas" Shafer

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:10-11

Friday, December 17

5/8 a dentist

Doug's semester ended a week ago, so five semesters down, three to go. He's seeing his own patients regularly now, and he loves all the work he gets to do in the clinic.

We like to say that dentists are "almost doctors." So Doug is almost almost a doctor. Score!

Friday, December 10

ho, ho, ho

"And who is THIS guy?"

"What do you expect me to do?"

"Oh, you're clapping? So that means... I'm happy? Done and done!"

At least she didn't cry her eyes out.

Wednesday, December 8

tacky, tacky

We hit up Richmond's Tacky Light Tour again this year. Random people choose to decorate their houses ultra crazy, and they sign up to be on the tour during the holidays.
We saw a bunch of houses we didn't see last year, and Doug and I were armed with hot chocolate and a ridiculous Christmas radio station and we really enjoyed ourselves.
But Addy? It was funny looking back at her in her carseat staring at the lights. She didn't seem quite as impressed as we were. Perhaps she's concerned about their electric bills?

Tuesday, December 7

birthday boy

Today is my dad's birthday. After another long year of treatments, surgeries, and stitches, this guy still keeps us laughing. He helps fix our car over the phone, he gives expert advice on all things tools, and he gives amazing spiritual direction. We think he's pretty darn great.

Happy birthday, Daddy-o.

Sunday, December 5

talent show

This girl is...



pony tailing,

and CRAWLING (woo hoo!).