Santa's Crazy Reindeer

Here are our little reindeer. Isn't the reindeer on the left just the picture of Christmas cheer? The other reindeer (underneath) looks a little manic. I have to admit that I made him put on the antlers and pose in front of the tree.

And, here is our little cheerful reindeer. She is singing to the tree in the picture on the left. I loved that! She was just going around to all of the ornaments and singing to them. And, this picture (underneath) is my all-time favorite. I could just eat up those cheeks!

Christmas Cards

It's that time again (we're kind of late this year) and if any of you would like to receive a Christmas card from us, just email me your address. I know I have some, but I'm not always great at keeping up with them from year to year. (If you're family, then you can safely assume that I have your address).

In Tune

I had a piano tuner come to the house today to .... tune our piano. We have heard that it needs to be tuned after it is moved, so we waited a couple of months for our piano to settle into it's new home before we had it tuned. I just looked online to find a tuner and just randomly selected one. It turns out I picked quite a character. This man's name is Billy and he showed up at my house wearing a fishing shirt that says, "Your Bait Sucks". Wow ... interesting first impression. He took awhile tuning the piano and then he started playing to hear how everything sounded. He started rocking the house! He had told me previously that he owns a studio where they record gospel music. So, he started jamming on some gospel tunes there in our living room, without any music, of course. He was really almost shaking the walls he was playing with so much gusto. Kate loved it! She got out her little hymn book and climbed onto the couch and started singing. We were both dancing a little after awhile. That music filled our whole house. It was awesome. He asked for a request and we suggested "Jingle Bells". He played a mean "Jingle Bells"! We clapped for him when he was done. He told us that he lives in Dunn and had driven an hour to get to our house. After he finished his concert, he took his check and left. All in all, it was quite an interesting morning. Who knew that getting your piano tuned could be so much fun?

This guy's information is:
Kane Kreek Recording Studios
Billy Lancaster
(He does live kind of far away - Coats, NC - but he seemed willing to drive to come and see us!)

The Rules

So, if any of you are planning on coming to our house and playing in Hayden's room any time soon, I wanted you to know that there are some rules.
Hayden recently posted these rules for his room:

Hayden's Rules
1. Be nise to aliens.
2. Play with (Lego Secret Agent) truck 2 times a day.
3. Go to sleep at 7:00.
4. Let Kate in only if she's doing something nise.
5. Eat candy only on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun.

There you have it. If you can't keep the rules, (especially rule #1, which some people have trouble with), then you can't come in Hayden's room. And, if you don't like candy, then you might want to come on a Tuesday, a Thursday, or a Saturday.