Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jungle Bells

Our Day at the Zoo. It was nice to spend the day together walking the trails and pathways. Big cats, Monkeys, Otters, Polar bears, etc. etc. The kids even enjoyed the dung beetles. (They were kind of pretty). Yup. It was a good day. Clear air (well, mostly) from the rain, Ice cream, Churros, and 4 Stinky kids.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


A visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the "Huish Christmas House". The rain cleared just in time. We watched the moon pop out from behind the dark clouds as we stood in line to see Santa. I think they were more amazed by that, than the big man himself. To prepare for visitors, they literally empty out the downstairs, and fill each room with toys and collectibles. We love to ooh and ahh over all the lights and toys. The back yard is even filled with themed little houses full of more stuff. After being overstimulated, we headed home for a long winter's nap. Rain, please do the same.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The girls sang with the ward choir at church today. They have been practicing every Sunday Morning for the last 6 weeks. The music was beautiful, and they are still singing . . .
A few poses . . .

The boys, hands in pockets, gave me one.
Love these guys:)

Saturday, December 18, 2010


A Christmas Carol at the Glendale (Hale) Center Theatre.
A Garlock Family Tradition. We look forward to "Scrooge" Every year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 Sterling Christmas Party.
We took this picture at midnight, just before heading home. A somewhat long & crazy night. I woke up with "Lookin' for some hot stuff" in my head. Hopefully the picture will fade. Thanks, Laura for the dress! Check this one off the list. Nice. (love you babe)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Storehouse. They have been asking to go back. I am so glad we did. It was nice to go this time of year. The kids work hard. They don't complain. They don't fight. Best of all, they get a good feeling as they serve. I am so thankful for this place. It is a wonderful resource, super organized, and has such a good feeling there. We had a dinner break, in which they fed us tacos and homemade egg nog ice cream. What a treat!

Al and J in the refrigerator. I love that his apron goes all the way to the floor.

Monday, December 13, 2010


A Warm Winter day at Disneyland. It is always fun to meet up with cousins!
This time Nana AND Mimi came with us! Hooray! Good Times.

Bri and I
Our Boys

Cute Mimi

Love this one!
Frozen Treats. The banana - yummy.

California Adventure. Alie and Nana braved California Screamin' for the first time. After that, the Ferris Wheel with the slider boxes. Together, they proved to be too much for Lindsay. She filled up a trash bag on the car ride home with the contents of her tummy. Mimi wet her pants laughing. Well, Almost.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The kids gasped as we pulled up to the Smith's house. When I asked what was wrong, they told me to look up. The tree in their front yard was the most beautiful bright red! I snapped a shot. A week later, bare. That's how we have seasons here in San Diego. Subtle, but apparent.
Lindsay had her Winter Concert this week. She is loving her flute.
Carmels have been in the making . . .and wrapping, and making, and wrapping. . .
I love that they love my "Tracing Machine". A lightboard my dad made for me Christmas 1978.