The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas tree decorating

We got to decorate three Christmas trees this year - one at Grandma Bromley's, one at Matt's house, and one at Grandma Auman's house. Owen loved playing with all the ornaments, though he wasn't great at actually getting them on the tree. He loves to look at all the Christmas decorations, and he is SO excited to be able to open the presents under the tree.

 I love Owen's face in this one. He loves looking at the village.

 Grandma with the finished tree.
 Discovering the nutcracker's mouth.
 Telling Santa what he wants.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas!

This is the first year that Owen has been old enough to understand a little bit of what Christmas is about. For the past few weeks as we read scriptures with him at night, we've talked about different aspects of the Christmas story. He knows that Jesus was born in a stable, and that there was a star, and that the shepherds came to see him. He doesn't quite understand what the three kings are yet, but hopefully we'll get there before Christmas. We had a Primary party the other day where all the kids dressed up as shepherds, kings, angels, etc. and we acted out the nativity, which he loved. We've also been telling him about Santa and Christmas trees and about what goes under them (he's very sure about that part :). Anyway, we're been doing lots of preparing for Christmas. These pictures are from gingerbread house making and the Primary activity. I'll put up the tree-decorating ones in a few days. Enjoy!


 Owen was the main designer and candy-sticker-on-er for our house.

Our cute little shepherd, waiting to go to the primary activity.

The shepherds in our primary tending their goat.

The whole crew in the manger with Andy the "camel" (can you see her hump?)

Hope everyone is having as great a Christmas season as we are!