Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Traditions

Every year, Great Grandma buys the great-grand kids, Christmas p.j.'s, that they open Christmas Eve night. We had fun trying to get all 15 to look at a camera at the same time! Oh well! They sure are cute though!

Ellee and Megan... same size, not quite the same age! :)

All of the girl cousins!

Mitchell wasn't sure what to think of his new jammies!

Yes, all 15!

Justin, showing off the back of the p.j.'s for the camera

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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Merry Christmas!

We have been so blessed this year! For those of you just visiting our blog, you will see at a quick glance... we are busy and happy! Some of the highlights of 2007 are listed below. We hope your family is healthy and happy as well! Much Love, Shane, Marlo, Justin, Mike, Maddy, Megan and Mitchell

Highlights of 2007

1. Here we go again!!! Shane is ambitiously starting another business! We are opening an indoor surfing facility in Elk Grove. We are called Dream Xtreme. We will also offer activities such as paintball, rock climbing, etc. The projected open date is Summer of 08!

2. The boys had two great football seasons. We moved to the Franklin Jr Wildcat program this year. Justin's team went to the section championship game... and fell short to Elk Grove. This was J's 6th year playing. He started on the Defensive Line this year and had some great single tackles as well as a nice handful of assists. Mike's team won the section, and then won the Super Bowl. He had fun playing with 2 of his friends from our Ward. Way to go Boys!!!

3. Maddy is enjoying second grade and loves reading with Great Grandma everyday!

4. Megan is signed up for kindergarten for next year.... scary isn't it! She loves preschool... and loves riding the bus every day. She keeps us on our toes always!

5. Mitchell is a funny little boy. He has a great personality... when his sister isn't bothering him.

6. Marlo served as gospel doctrine teacher in the ward, until September, when she was called to Primary as the chorister. Shane continues to serve as Elder's Quarum president.

7. Working, playing, a trip to Disneyland, football, a few quick trips to San Diego and Vegas... rounded the year out!

Monday, December 10, 2007


We just got back from 3 Days at Disneyland Resort! It was SO magical! The decorations were beautiful... the castle was covered in snow and icicles. At night it snowed! And we saw a great Holiday parade. But best of all, we had our family together!!! Megan was so fun with all of the characters!!! She loved them... and didn't want to leave.

In line for Thunder Mountain Railroad
Megan really liked Lilo... who spent a long time with her!
Watch out kids... your Dad may think you really are bugs!!!
Megan's all time Favorite... Sulley!

Some of the best things we heard during the vacation:

Megan -"This is SO FUN" (Matterhorn Bobsleds)
Mike - " Now, I really can't wait to go to Walt Disneyworld in a few weeks with Mam's and Pompy"
Justin- "You guys (mom and dad) are the best!"
Maddy - "There are so many yummy things to eat here... I just can't decide where to start!"
Mitchell - "Watch Me, Mom!"

A visit with Santa

Maddy shares what she wants this Christmas w/ Santa
Mitchell and St. Nick
Blake and Maryn

The Hansen Boys!
Our FAmily

We had a great Visit with our Jolly Saint Nick... "Kris" Kringle!

We love having Santa visit... and the kids all had a great time smiling for pictures! Thanks again Kris!