Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

The Dye Family - Christmas 2008

I am so glad that Christmas is over. I got my wish and I am so happy to receive it. It was my temple recommend!! I've been wanting it for a while. I felt sad because it took me a while to get it, but before I went to meet my bishop, first, I made something special. I did the "12 days of Christmas" thing. I made some stuff to other people like:
- I gave away mini cakes and paper ornaments that I made
- I became a Secret Santa to my mother in law
- I went to visit my friend Emily and thought her some stuff that I know
- I read the story of Christmas to my kids (Luke 2)
- I talked to a sick person at church
- instead of receiving gifts for myself, I gave gifts away even to the people that I do not know
- I thanked my husband, and made him feel special
- I went caroling with my kids.
- and many more.
This Christmas was the most meaningful Christmas that I ever have. I made extraordinary things that I never did before. I did this to give thanks to my wonderful Savior.


Practicing for our caroling


Ornaments that I made


Cookie Time!!!


Our ginger bread

Naybi lost her patience while waiting on the ginger bread.


She was decorating the cookie that she was eating


Christmas day with Aunt Suzie

JK's Christmas presents!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Christmas!!!

Christmas Pictures
(work in progress)

1) This picture was taken in front of Walmart. It was a free picture sponsored by Coca-cola and a
local radio station. Thanks you so much.

2) This picture was inside the church building. It was in the main lobby were they had big pictures showing the coming of Christ. We just had a Christmas Community Service this week, and it was showed for 3 days. The activities included: live Nativity, musical performances from members and non-members and nativity showing (Nativity sets from all over the world.) I think this was the coolest activity that they ever had because it reflected the real meaning of Christmas and it also helped the community to understand what we believe in. And they had free food.
Naybi and JK were just about to finished their snacks while waiting for everybody to get inside the building.

This Rubber Ducky Nativity Set was JK's favorite because he thought it was funny to have these ducks on the show. (Do you think it's funny?)(I think so...)

more pictures to come...please stand by!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Before anything else, here are some pictures that we got from Halloween this year.

JK was supposed to be a Bumble Bee from the movie Transformer, but then he changed his mind right before the big day, So he was a race car driver instead. I made him a car made up of a diaper box and decorated it so that it would looked like a race car.
While Naybi, she was Tinker Bell. Joey was made fun of her because he taught she was the biggest Tinker Bell of all. As we know my daughter is chubby and her costume (almost) did not fit on her, but she was beautiful.
We went to the mall before Halloween and we collected lots of candies, and people loved JK's costume. On Day of the Halloween, we went to our neighbors to collect some more candies. It was very very cold, but the kids did not mind on how cold it was.
And then, we had a Hoe Down Party a week after Halloween. It was a combined activity from the other ward. We had a pie and salsa contest. JK and Naybi was in a custome as a cowboy and cowgirl. As for me, I got a chanced to dance with my husband and it's been a while since we had our last dance ( and I think it was in the kitchen, goofing around.)

Brain-damaged Family:
(Joey, JK & Naybi)

Ghost Cupcake!

JK's cute pose, while Naybi was finishing her banana!

Another costume...

Mr. Speed Racer

Tinker Bell

I fixed her costume so that it would looked more different and gorgeous.

Hoe Down Party
(Me, Joey, JK, Naybi and horsey + scare crow)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Summer 2008

We had a great summer this year. We went to Disney world last June for 5 days. We went to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Disney. It was so fun. We had some family gathering and activities at home. We had the Pender's family reunion. I am happy to meet Katie & Jason, and their kids. Also, the rest of the Pender clan. We went to Stone Mountain at Labor Day to watch the Laser Show. Hoping that we will have a good summer again next year and I cannot wait!


Labor Day!!!!

Stone Mountain!

Water mill

This is JK going up the mountain.

On top of the mountain. The place is beautiful.

Going down the mountain; waiting for grandma...

I hate guns...

This is Naybi, trying to figure how the toy gun works.


In the middle of summer!

Mulch time! Every summer, Dad brings mulch for all the plants around the house.

JK is showing the tomato to Naybi.

These are the Pender's grandkids.

I love this picture. Both of them are having a moment.

Children's Museum - Atlanta

This year, we also got a chance to visit Downton Atlanta. We took the Marta (train) and JK had a blast while Joey was freaking out. He does not like to ride on public transportation. It was Naybi's first train ride. We went to see the Nickelodeon's Slimmy Party at Centennial Park, and we went to see the Children's Museum. Next year, we are going to visit the Coca-Cola Factory.

Me and Naybi. We are having a hard time taking pictures together because she did not want to be left out on what was going on around us.

Yeee -haa! She was tired.

trying to be crafty...


These are the pictures from Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Hollywood

Disney Pictures!

Sorry guys, I love HSM!!



Ahhhh!!! Dont eat us!!!

Animated Characters Parade!

Blue Ranger!!!

Awww! I love this show. I want to see it again.

Bam! Bam! Boom! Boom!

tree of life - animal kingdom
This tree is wonderful. Its not real but it is wonderful. I love arts and this is the most amazing art work that I have ever seen. I just cant believe how they patiently made it. WOW!
I almost cried when I saw it because I see hardships, and great hands in every creature that they have at that tree. I am very patient in my art works that sometimes it takes me a week to finish but this one, it is WOW!

it is soo hootttt....



Jack Sparrow? No, its just my husband!

Well, its time to go.

Okay, I think this is it. I will try to take pictures for the Fall. I am looking forward for our Family Hiking this October. I love Fall. Fall is beautiful.