Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Another blessing this Christmas was Kevin's dad flying down from Bellingham, WA to spend Christmas with us. (Pictured is Great-Grandpa Murphy, Grandpa Murphy, Daddy Brian and Baby Hudson) While he was here we were also able to have a "Four Generations of the Murphy Men" photo taken at "The Crossings at Carlsbad" golf course. In spite of the chilly weather it was a great experience! Our photographer, Sharyn from "At Play Photography" drove down from Orange County to take the four generation portrait and also other family portraits. Emily from The Crossings drove us in a large golf cart to hole #7 where there is a beautiful waterfall and that is where the portraits were taken. We can't wait to get the proofs back! We can't thank Sharyn, Emily or The Crossings staff enough for how they helped to make such an important event for us so special!
This Christmas we were blessed to have Brian, Caila and Hudson fly to California to spend the holidays with us. The Cowgills invited us to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with them in Moreno Valley. What a wonderful time we had being together with both families helping Hudson experience his first ever Christmas! After Christmas Eve church service in which Hudson was dedicated to the Lord we went driving around to see all of the Christmas lights and then made the ever important "Starbucks Run" at a 24 hour Starbucks in Moreno Valley. Boy! There were some interesting characters showing up there on Christmas Eve. Then it was back to the Cowgills so we could turn in and be ready for an exciting Christmas Day! Hudson is just days less than 6 months old but he already had the hang of ripping off the wrapping paper to see what was inside! OK, so he really just wanted to eat the wrapping paper, but he did do a great job at ripping it off! This was a great Christmas with our new family and we hope to have many more Christmases together!