"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, February 21, 2011

Steffanie & Joe's Wedding

The Moxon/Denny Family, minus the two cutest members, Amanda and Emily.
Joe, Steffanie, Anne and Ezra
Smartest bride I know--she found the shoes first and planned the rest around them. BRILLIANT! Especially with shoes that cute!
Uncle Keith giving his beautiful speech
Mike's parents dancing the night away
The mother and father of the bride!
Uncle Tom and Aunt Leslie
The brothers-Chris, Mike and Tim

SUCH cuties...Chris, we gave you plenty of hints over Christmas, but Rachael is amazing and Jen and I are READY to help you pick out rings. I am sure Chris doesn't look at the blog...
As always, the life of the party!!!

Christmas in Seattle

We flew into Seattle in early December to go to Mike's cousin's wedding. It was so fun to get to be with family and we celebrated Christmas early with Mike's side of the family. These are pictures from the rehearsal dinner. We flew in that morning and Amanda is meeting her Great Aunt Soona's family who had flown in from Korea earlier that day! No jet lag here!
Amanda and Anne
Amanda and Emily.
Uncle Tim training Amanda to bring him his beverages
His plan backfired and Emily grabbed the beer. It was closed but all I can say is like father like daughter!

A more appropriate beverage for sweet little Emily.
The beautiful bride and her groom!
Aunt Jen and Amanda
Meeting Great Uncle Tom and Great Aunt Leslie

Having fun opening presents!
Uncle Tim's gift from us--I had shipped all our gifts to Mike's brother Chris who was driving to Seattle from Portland. JCrew shipped us a women's cashmere sweater instead of the shirt I had ordered. Sorry Tim!

Rachael feeding Emily
Amanda's adorable new apron from Coco and Grandpa

A Little bit of Christmas in Tokyo

Decorating her first tree

Showing off her hard work to Daddy!
Now it was on to BIG trees!

Amanda got all dressed up for a playdate with her friend Sophia

SO much fun!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thanksgiving in Minakami

All the girls took the train to Minakami while the 3 guys drove a PACKED van up to the mountains.
Emily, Charlie and the Moxons!
Charlie and Joel hanging out in the morning
Amanda "helping" Daddy as he builds us a fire
Turkey prep underway!
Charlie just hanging out on his first Thanksgiving
Amanda and Daddy in an intense game of Connect 4
Out for a walk in the beautiful scenery

Happy Thanksgiving!
The cooks and 3 mamas with their babies sharing their first Thanksgiving...although Baby Elliott was still in Cayce's tummy.
Amanda taking her first bites of Thanksgiving dinner
The group digging in

Amanda LOVED Thanksgiving!
Charlie got a post-TG bath in the sink!

Notice the bell hanging off Amanda. We were told to walk with a bell to scare away the bears. There had been a person attacked a few weeks previously--YIKES!

Amanda and Charlie in their matching jammies. Charlie was NOT amused to be dressed in the same outfit as a girl....At least it wasn't pink!