Oh What a Night!

Ames hosted a Family event called, "Oh What a night". For a fee, we had access to several events around town. We started with some art creations and a magic show. Ben was chosen to be the magician's assistant. He had a great time. Next, We headed to the indoor football practice facility for the huge blow up bouncers. You know the ones... the kids get in and jump to their hearts content. Only one problem..... Ben fell and hit his eye. We spent the rest of the afternoon in the ER for 5 stitches to the top of his left eye. (I would show you a photo, but he asked that I protect his privacy. I think he is a little embarrassed.) If you are counting.... This makes 3 sets of stitches for Ben in 2 years. We settled down at home for the rest of the night and watched movies. Oh What a Night!

Christmas card

Here's a copy of our Christmas card. I completed it today, I know, a little late.
I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas, without our card.

Picking out the tree

Here's a computer Layout that I did today. Enjoy.....

Journal block reads: I wish I had an exciting tree story to share with you. One that included freshly fallen snow at a tree farm maybe even a sleigh ride with bells. Our story will never make the story books, but here’s our story: We piled into the van and headed to Lowe’s. It was really windy and cold. We hurried to choose our tree and headed back to the van to warm up, while Dad paid for it and tied it to the top of the van. That’s our story

Supplies used: Britt-ish designs template Shabby Princess Seasonal Sampler Holiday RowenF - Aquafont TXT Santa font

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Snow Day!

Late last week, we had a winter storm moved through. It started as freezing rain on late Thursday evening and changed to snow over the night. By Friday, we had about 6-7 inches of snow. The Temperature also dropped. It was really cold, Not Winnipeg cold, but cold all the same. Christmas vacation started early. The boys got out of school early on Thursday and school was canceled on Friday. Wednesday, before the cold arrived, we went sledding. The boys had a complete blast. Nadia had more fun when Ethan pulled her around. She loves the slide in the summer, but could not convince her that sledding was just as fun. Here's few photos of our day.

Christmas pages

Just finished this digital page. I need to finish up my 2007 Christmas photos before Christmas 2008 arrives.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Template
Summertime designs - Giving kit
Century Gothic font
journal block reads:
Joy:the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. Many signs of Christmas joy could be seen at our house this year: Ethan’s giggles after opening his socks; Nadia’s hugs given to her Cabbage Patch baby; Ben’s new Hockey sweatshirt. I am so glad that we have these special times of joy spent together as a family. I cherish these special moments and I hope you never forget the true Christmas joy can only be found in our Savior Jesus.

Piano Recital

Another busy weekend in the Tulp House. Saturday morning we started decorating our house for Christmas. Andrew, Ben and Nadia headed to Iowa City on Saturday afternoon for a couple Hockey games; Ethan and I headed to Story City for a Basketball game. Sunday was just as busy; Kid's Own Worship and Church in the morning, Ethan's hockey in the afternoon and the piano Christmas recital in the evening. The boys had a very successful weekend. Ben had 2 hat tricks and 4 assists. Ethan had a hat trick and he does not remember his assists. They both played their piano songs beautifully!
They played a duet Titled "Building a Snow Fort" and actually stayed in time with each other most of the song! Ethan started the song a little bit slow and Ben tried to speed him up! Ben played: Dance of the Irish, Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World. Ethan played: Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Good King Wenceslas.