Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008 and a "first"

Merry Christmas! This year our Christmas was wonderful and a lot of fun. It must be the age of my girls, but they were both so very excited and happy. I LOVED seeing them so happy. We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house with a few friends and family and my mother-n-law stayed the night with us. (we hope that becomes a tradition) We stayed up late talking and even though it was so nice to just sit and talk we knew we had to get to bed so that Santa could come.
Christmas morning Skyler and Madison ran room to room waking us all up letting us know that Santa had been there and that there are "a million presents under the tree"! We all opened presents and played with EVERYTHING....on a side note, I have a bone to pick with the toy packagers, why does it take 10 tools and some brute strength to open and remove toys??? Seriously??? Another side note....why is it that seeing your children get more than they wish for and be extremely happy make a mom cry???
After destroying the house with toys, boxes and wrapping paper we went to my mom's for more gifts, food and family! We also, had a 1st happen Christmas morning. You will have to look at pictures to see what it was. What a wonderful Christmas we had! I love my family and I'm so grateful for all of the blessings in my life!

My girls and my brother's twins in matching Christmas PJ's

My Tree a bit small but very least that is what I think! :o)

My Christmas socks...can you believe I wore these to work for our Christmas party with Capri's??? I felt very silly but had a blast!!! Not to mention I got a lot of laughs and compliments. It was fun.

Our neighbors who we have gotten pretty close to got each of the girls new bikes with their very own personalized license plates!
Christmas morning...before the sun came up!

Here is a picture of the livingroom with the mess...after picking up a lot of it.

The "first" that happen Christmas morning was...Skyler lost her 1st tooth!!! The tooth had been loose and I would't let anyone mess with it...I wanted to make it past Christmas for pictures. Ironically she looses it Christmas morning! I guess she forgot about the loose tooth and decided to try to open a package with her teeth and this is the end result. This picture is a bit gross...sorry!

Then we were all back to playing

This is the face of a little girl who got the ONLY thing she REALLY wanted for Christmas...a Nintendo DS from my mom. (in pink of course)

Christmas day at my mom's. We love going to her house Christmas day for wonderful food and spending time with family.

My mom and dad
(Madison decided she was going to be in the picture too)

I tried to get a good picture of Madison and could not post just one since I thought they were all cute. :o)

"Oh look a bird" seriously...that is what happen....she was smiling and saw a bird and this is the picture I got. Funny one, huh?

I think this was the "no more pictures, mommy" face.

To all that sent us Christmas cards and pictures thank you!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!


Courtney said...

I love the Christmas pj's for the girls and the socks for you! The socks made me laugh--they are so like your personality--very fun!! I wanted to get together for Christmas, too, but we ended up only staying for a few days b/c of Kyle's schedule and every day was full. We actually came two days before Christmas b/c Kyle had to fly on Chritmas Day. It was a little bit of a bummer. :( The next time I visit, there won't be so much planned, so I will have more free time and will have to stop by for a visit. I'm so glad you guys had a great Christmas. That's some awesome neighbors you have!!! Have a great New Year's!!