Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas & New Year's 2009

The girls each had Christmas parties at school (Madison's being a PJ day) and we decided to go festive with their outfits. I think they looked pretty cute. :o)
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And yes, the socks that Skyler is wearing are the socks that I wore last year our last day before Christmas at work.....and again this year. :o) I was told I looked like a pregnant elf.
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This Christmas was very peaceful for us...for once it seems.

We started off with a trip to church for the beautiful Christmas Eve service with my mother-n-law and some friends of ours on what was a VERY COLD and WINDY day/evening. After church and running to the car in order to not get frost bite... (ok, so, we live in Texas and 35 degrees with the wind blowing something fierce is pretty darn cold to me) we decided that going out to eat would be better than cooking at home. :o) Ok...ok....I must admit, that was my idea but it was a good one. :o) Then off to home for me to finish up some last minute wrapping, some good books read by grandmother, listening to Christmas music while dancing up a storm, setting out milk and cookies for Santa, throwing out "reindeer food" for Santa's reindeer and then tucking the girls in bed. So it was a good evening.

The next morning Skyler woke up about 2am to tell us that Santa had been there and that there were tons of gifts in the living room. Thank goodness Santa wrapped the gifts this year or I am she would not have gone back to bed like I told her to. Oh but we were all up opening gifts by 6am. Whew...that is early but still doable.

After opening gift and having breakfast we headed over to my mom's house for our family get-together. It was so much fun...especially now that there seem to be more little ones in the house again. After the gift opening fiasco and sending the kids outside to play it looked as though the living room was hit by a Christmas tornado. :o)

After the gift opening we headed outside and got a few photos. Can you see my belly that is starting to show??? I am finally to the stage that I don't just look poochy. :o)
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aww....me and my girls!

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This next photo shows my girls personalities so well!!!

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Their only directions were to "go over there and smile" Skyler goes over and sits in the chair all sweet & pretty while Madison decides to stand next to Skyler giving her best "cool" pose possible. I have a feeling that in the years to come these personalities will show even more. Skyler sweet, sensitive, and lovely...while Madison will be cool, edgy and carefree. Only time will tell. :o)

Madison is really starting to become a daddy's girl and Skyler is starting to become too cool for all of that public effection. lol While a church she will normally hold my hand and such but Christmas Eve we went with another family and the little girl of that family is one of her very best friends. Skyler REFUSED to hold my hand while sitting next to Hannah. {siff, sniff, tear}

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I was able to take a few pics of my brother's family.....it was pretty cold out and with twin one year old we had a hard time keeping their full attention but I still think we did pretty good.

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Cargill Family1

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For New years we had a few friends over and we did as many fireworks as we could stand. The cold rain and wind became unbearable after a while.

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New Year's day we headed to Livingston to go camping with my parents for a little fun.

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Look at how this sweet little girl can go from sweet and innocent looking to......

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giving her best dirt look possible. Oh yes this girl has her daddy's dirty looks down pat. :o)

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I just love this sweet loving little 7 year old who is losing her baby teeth left and right.

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We went down to the lake to try to do some fishing and it was WAY too cold. I snapped this cute little photo while the girls were checking out the lake. Skyler put her arm around Madison to keep her from falling over the railing and I guess Madison returned the favor. :o) I just love the purse action...don't you? {grin}

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Over all it was a great Christmas and New Year's and we are looking forward to what 2010 will bring our family.

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