Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Tooth Fairy and Christmas Dinner

12/27/08 Jia shows off her first tooth (and chocolate face)

Christmas Dinner-Jia is tired of waiting (when the butter doesn't even melt on the potatoes you know things are going to be ugly)

Merry Christmas!

and a Happy New Year!

Anna is the tooth fairy!!!!! Who knew????

Anna on the computer, intently monitoring the Jonas Brother site

Don't know how happy Tink is with his new friend Bella, but she decided to nap with him and give him a hug.

This is our 3rd tree, it is a Mexican theme, tin ornaments collected from Mexico and pointsettias, which are a Mexican flower.

Anna pre-straightener, she has dyed her hair blue and purple (washes out in a few showers) that is why it looks so dark in these pictures. She is such a ham and Katie refuses to allow me to take a picture of her.

Beautiful Asian Eyes by Anna Parnham

Back again! We have been enjoying the last days of 2008. The big news: the tooth fairy finally arrived for Jia. Let me tell you she was less than impressed after Santa. I guess she is wondering who is going to show up next in the wee hours at our house. Will this lead to anxiety and therapy later on in life?

We have included some pictures of our Christmas night dinner. Not our best culinary effort. The rolls were good, everything else had a problem, but who cares we were together, we had fun and we had plenty of dessert.

The rest of the pictures are just Anna and I playing around with the camera. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Not a creature was stirring....

Jia-ready to roll 7:00 a.m.

Checking out Santa's midnight snack

Jia had her own pickle

Katie was the big pickle winner this year!

Happy Jia

Jia's pig bank-she proceeded to rob everyone in the house, she also has some Canadian and Chinese money stuffed in there.

Katie's silly pose with her sidekick Bennyfoo.

Jia got her soccer ball!

Happy Anna-opening her computer lounge chair.

The present of the year-Jia's Hannah Montana guitar!

Bella Skye Blue has so much fun playing with her new cat toys and all the wrapping paper.

Katie: Our back to nature vegetarian girl with her new peace sign bag.

The gift opening frenzy.

Anna and Katie with their Flanagan High School bears and Jia with her Alvin the Chipmunk.

Just a million pictures...ENJOY!

More Pics With My New Camera!

Anna and her garbage bag, Just what she wanted for Christmas!

Katie and Dad putting their "BIG" gift together-Rock Band, there goes what little peace and quiet we ever had here.

Anna: up close and personal, playing with the zoom.

Jia reexamining her loot.

My chubby little Tink having a Merry Christmas

Jia, Mom and SpongeBob, a heartwarming Christmas picture.

Anna showing off her "Obama in the House" shirt.

Daisy's 13th Christmas

Katie hard at work with her drums.

Tink and Josie, I wonder whose big ugly foot that is?

Uh, oh here we go, Rock Band girl getting warmed up.

My wonderful Christmas present from my family was a brand new upgraded camera with a great zoom. This is the perfect present for me as I really love to take pictures of my girls. So here are more pictures, these with the new camera .

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas from the Parnham Girls

Jia's first glimpse of Santa

Jia and the Clauses (?)

At this point Jia decided to join them at their table

My best Christmas gift ever!

Santa's Midnight Snack (yes, that is beer)

Dad and his girls

My beautiful girls

Okay, Jia is all set!! See you in the morning...

LUKE 2:10

First of all we would like to send all of our love to our families in Georgia, Arizona, Calgary and Pennsylvania on this most joyous of holidays. We wish we could be with each of you on this wonderful night.

Secondly, we would like to thank our Lord, Jesus Christ, for the most wonderful Christmas gift we ever received, two years ago, our littlest daughter Jia-Li.

That being said, let me tell you it was little Jia's night. One of our Christmas Eve traditions is to eat dinner at the Macaroni Grille. Why? I don't know, but we have been going there since Anna and Katie were very small.

Last year we went there and Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up for dinner. They come over to our table and Jia howled, she was terrified!

This year, same time, same place, same Santa and we couldn't get Jia away from him. She had to keep going back to his table, waving to him and pushed a grown man out of the way to give Mr. Claus a hug. That child wants to make sure the Hannah Montana guitar is under that tree. (hint: it will be)

Side story: Drew asked Jia today how Santa was going to get into our house as we don't have a chimney. Without skipping a beat and as calm as can be Jia replied "he has the key" and went right about her business!

Anna is like a big kid, she is probably going to be up all night trying to get me to let her open her gifts early. Katie takes the whole thing more in stride.

I have a bunch of cute pictures, I hope you enjoy them. Please visit the blog again tomorrow night to see how the festivites played out.

From our home and family to yours we wish you a blessed Christmas day and PEACE in the coming year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Eve of Christmas Eve


One of Drew's favorites

Chinese toes

Last year Jia wouldn't let her feet touch the grass

Katie-our vegetarian, super intelligent, idealist

Anna-our fashionista, soccer queen with a heart of gold

Jia-the brave girl, opinionated, strong-willed and hilarious

Hanging out like a bunch of monkeys

Beautiful December in South Florida

Lesa and Drew's precious girls

Things are hopping around here...last minute wrapping with lots of help from little Jia, one more trip to the stores for Mom and Katie (YES! KATIE was shopping!!!!) Now we are baking for the neighbors and the MAN--Santa Claus.

A lot of you have received our Christmas card by now. I was quite happy with how my pictures turned out with my little digital camera. I thought I would give you a peek at some of the shots we didn't choose.

Tooth update: very wiggly but still hanging in there.

Or course, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration and merriment in our household.

LUKE 2:14

Much Love to All...