Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Letter

This is our Christmas letter.

It’s Christmas time again. Yippee!

It has been a wonderful and eventful year for us. We are now in Tucson Arizona and to our pleasant surprise; we’re loving it, especially this time of the year. It seems that everywhere we move we are surrounded by sweet, good and delightful people. We are so grateful for the friends and family we have, and for the eternal impact that you have on our lives. Here is a quick update on our family in the form of a song and a countdown. We love you all!
(To the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas)
In a week of our lives, the Madsen family has:
12 Loads of laundry
11 bags of groceries
10 brown sac lunches
9 socks a missing
8 feet a dancing
7 music lessons
6 milks-a-gallon
5 days of work
4 canyon hikes
3 church meetings
2 tanks of gas
And a Sabbath day so we can all rest!

Counting down the 10 most exciting things in our family this year:

Kimmer switching from violin to viola
Lindsey starting middle school
Rachel correcting her music teacher
Gracie telling knock knock jokes
Daniel finishing his radiology training
Lindsey getting contact lenses
Selling our Salt Lake home in 3 days
Buying a smaller more expensive home
Going on a family trip to NYC
Kimmer turning 8 and getting baptized
Wishing you an awesome Christmas!
Daniel, Carol, Lindsey (11), Kimmer (8), Rachel (4), and Gracie (2)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Professional Photography?

These pictures were all done by children. Go figure!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I like to show off my sister's art, so here you go. My sisters love the paint accessory and one of their favorite things to do is draw another person on it. (This is the same program I used for my science book.) Names of people are on the bottom.

1. Rachel

2. Rachel, obviously

3. Christy

4. Grace

5. Hannah

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Potter Puppet Pals

Have you guys ever heard of Potter Puppet Pals? Or 'The Mysterious Ticking Noise'. Another title would be 'Bothering Snape'. These are very funny youtubes that have captured a lot of attention. Try listening to The Mysterious Ticking noise at and you won't be able to stop humming 'Snape, Snape, Severus Snape' for approximately half an hour.

Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?