Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve...

 Dad & Mom Martineau came to visit for a couple days before Christmas.  We love having them here with us and it's always hard to let them leave.  This year for Christmas we gave them a quilt...I finally finished the one I started making them 8 months ago!! 

 Dad Martineau with 12 little helpers opening their present

My favorite part of Christmas Eve was when Dickie Brown showed up in a Santa suit!!!  This guy is hilarious! The funniest part is that Maron knew exactly who he was and said, 'Hi Dickie!!'

Randy & Cynthia and their adorable girls came and spent Christmas with us this year!  We love having them here...they don't get any cuter than these 4!!

 Tessa, Macie, Brielle, and Brylee

And of course our kids got their Christmas Eve Pajamas!!  

 The kids in their new PJ's

Love these kids!!

A visit from Santa...

 Our favorite visitor stopped by on the evening of the 23rd.  Our kids always look forward to our special visit from this special Santa!  This year was extra special since we had two of Brandon's nieces here with us.  It was awesome to see these two girls get so excited.  The older one put her arm around the younger one and said, 'see Lexi...I told you he was real!'  

Thanks Santa for always remembering the Martineau children and for fitting us into your VERY busy schedule!!!! I hope you know how special you always make them feel!!  

 Maron wasn't too sure about Santa so Daddy had to hop in the picture with her!
The whole gang!!

Merry Christmas to ALL!!

 Wanted to wish everybody a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  We have so much to be grateful for, but especially for the birth and life of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!

Love, The Maniac Martineaus

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Programs...

 I love that our school still puts on an annual Christmas Program.  As always...the kids did great!!!

 Morgon singing his little heart out!

 Caden dancing

 Amelia singing

 Zach was a cute little elf!

Paul was our cutest little reindeer!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thanks Christmas Gingerbread Birthday...

 Yep you heard it right!...this post is going to cover Thanksgiving, Christmas Tree cutting, Gingerbread House making, and Caden's 7th B-day!!

1st we will start with Thanksgiving...We decided to stay put this year for Thanksgiving since it was our 1st one without my Dad and we felt we should spend that time with my mom.  We had lots of fun playing with cousins and doing all of the fun filled family traditions!!

 Morgon and cousins!

 Dad & Maron just chillaxin!

 Brylee, Morgon, Tessa, Macie, Amelia, & Porter

One of my mom's many traditions is Gingerbread houses and sugar cookies with the grandkids.  I'm not going to's not my most favorite of all traditions but my kids sure do love it!!

 Maryssa & this girl!

 Brylee, Cynthia, and Macie working on their houses

 Tara and Amanda building the houses

My kiddos with their houses...I love how each one is so different, just like them:)

Now...One of my most Favorite traditions is getting our Christmas tree!!  My family started this tradition LONG before I was born(I know, I know...we aren't the ONLY family that does this).  It was hard going without my Dad this year, but we all felt him with us!!  

 Brandon cutting the tree down...can I say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE my tree this year??

 Tara & Mom

 Ron & Melz Fam...Madden, Ron, Kolton, Melz, Ryker, Dave, Amanda, Emma, Maryssa, Kim, Rory, and Trey

 Brandon keeping Maron Warm

 Rudger, Ben, Taelee, & Tara

While out getting trees JT decided to propose to his sweet little girlie friend, Lexi!  Jami and I went out and set it up where we tied this sign and the ring to a tree.  Then JT took Lexi for a 4-wheeler ride and just happened to run into it:)

 The tree & Sign

 The reenactment

 They are super cute...and we are SUPER excited to have Lexi join our family!

 Randy...wearing Dad's Bah Humbug sweatshirt

 Maron & Talee

We also celebrated Caden's 7th Birthday Thanksgiving weekend.  Can hardly believe this little guy is 7 already!!  He is a sweet boy and we are so grateful that Heavenly Father sent him to our family!!
We love you Caden!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Our World...

 This is what has been going on in our world!!

Morgon received a reading award...WAY TO GO MORGON!

Miles playing in the Halloween think this is a little too small for him??

We've been SUPER tired around here!...with Brandon's new job where he leaves at 4:00am and gets home at 7:00pm we find him sleeping in funny places!  Thanks for being such a hard worker babe!!

Tristen turned 15!!  Can't believe he will be driving and dating next year!!