Church Party

Church Party

Our primary play. Joseph is ours, and a shepherd is ours who declared, after successfully doing his part, "I rock, huh, mom?"

Singing Family

Singing Family

(scroll down, right, Joe? well, I

Last family portrait for 2 years!

Last family portrait for 2 years!

We went to the mall today to take our family picture. We decided to dress up this year since it was going to be the last one together for a couple of years . After several poses the photographer said "have some fun and hug each other". We are just the group to have fun...it was our favorite pose. Hope you enjoy it.


the Mokopotsa Marriage

David Mokopotsa and his new wife the former Mamakothu Mokuku. They are from Lesotho. we had a lovely experience to go to the temple with them.

Silent Night...

Silent Night

Click on the image to hear the last verse of Silent Night and some Merry Christmases from us to you. Especially our great missionaries!


Great Grandbaby, its a ...?

Ok, On Jan. 5th we get to have our first ultrasound and we will find out if Stacy is carrying a boy or a girl. We have our own guesses, but we want to know want you think. Is is going to be a beautiful little girl or a strong little boy? Maybe a strong girl or beautiful boy... anyways if you can guess it right then you will get a prize.
You get to point and laugh at those who guesed wrong :p

NO MORE CHILLN' FOR CHRISTMAS

NO MORE CHILLN' FOR CHRISTMAS

Here i am with the Frees in the nice warm arizona. aren't you jealous. what a christmas.


Merry Christmas from Toronto!!

Here's a solid Torontonian snowball for each one of you,....catch !!

Things are well here, a mission isn't anything I thought it would be, it is so much better!! We are working on getting a Portuguese Branch here. There are 70 members baptized here that speak Portuguese but we only have about 20 active. So our work is cut out for us, re activating, and finding new prepared people. It is a rush!. We need 12 Priesthood holders and 50 active members , then we're in good shape. The Lord's hand is opening doors and windows and all sorts of other kinds of ways to make this happen, it really makes me smile being a part of this.

Annual Family Gift Exchange a Riot

Annual Family Gift Exchange a Riot & a Wrestle

On Monday night we (the Rich Nelsons, the Ryan Nelsons, the John Frees, and the Dave Frees) all met at Rich and Mare's for a gift exchange. This is the second year we have done it. Gifts are limited to $5 and only exchanged among the cousins. It was a great time. Rebecca delivered her gift to Jake by jumping on his lap--it scared a smile right out of him! The evening ended with several good-natured wrestling matches including Uncle John, Ryan, Brett, Jake, Nate, McKay and Jordan. There are (or will be) several more pictures posted on thefrees.com if you are interested in seeing them.


The Beautiful Backside of Timp

The Beautiful Backside of Timp

On Monday, Jess, Jake, Nate, McKay, Elena and I got to go skiing at Sundance. Actually, only Ellie and I skied--everybody else was on snowboards. It was Ellie's first time and she did great. It was also Jess's first time on a snowboard and she was a natural. We're all very sore on Tuesday morning but it was a lot of fun. There are (or will be) more pictures on the website thefrees.com if you are interested.


Who's on first...

To those fans of Abbot & Costello and Dr. Suess and Foxtrot...

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(hear the original by Abbot & Costello)

Who is the man with the pasta?

Who is the man with the noodles?

So we made it to Utah for a few days of visiting family and friends and some skiing. We stay in our barn when we visit which is nice but doesn't have much in the way of cooking facilities. So we decided to go to the nearby pasta joint and who do you think we found working the kitchen? That's right, the BrettMaster! We thought you'd like to see him in his work place. The food tasted great.


Brett At Work

Brett At Work

Here is an upclose photo of Brett at work for his mom and grandma. Look at that smile!


Beware Hamburger Boy

The other night we went out for hamburgers, and Ammon was happily taking bites, sipping pop, taking bites, as is his custom. Well, Manoel thought he

Little Hen Madison

Little Hen Madison

Madison likes to hang out in the car after running errands with mom (the car is in the garage with the door to the car and the house open so she can wander in when she is ready). This past week Kristin forgot she left eggs (3 dozen) in the car. When she went back out to see what Maddie was up to she found all the eggs out of the carton and spread neatly on the floor of the van--only one broke.