Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Came Early

We had Christmas yesterday! It was so much fun. Brooke and Evan are visiting from California so everyone decided that it would be fun to do our family Christmas early this year. We were all together, except for Brent who is on his mission. It has been a lot of fun spending time with everyone. We spent all day Saturday together starting with breakfast followed by sledding, while others went shopping. We then had dinner and then our family gift exchange. We each have a sibling that we buy for. It's lots of fun to see what everyone will get. This year we had Breanne. We got her some children's books and a new outfit for when she starts teaching next year. I'm so proud of her and her accomplishments. She will be teaching K-2 I believe. Bev had us this year and she got us the perfect gift...a date night!

Movie tickets, dinner and babysitting! I'm so excited to use it. Date nights are the best. The kids got to open presents from their aunt Brooke and uncle Evan. Then they got to do stockings. It was so nice to sit and talk to my brothers and sisters. I'm glad that we have good relationships with everyone. Family is such a great blessing.

Christmas Day Dec. 25TH
Christmas day was super nice.  We had a quiet one with just our little family and my dad in the morning.  Bev and Demarco and Kade came a little later in the morning for breakfast.  It was nice to be together and spend the day as a family.  The kids played with there new stuff, and they got a lot of it.  It seems that whenever Joe and I try to do a small Christmas we end up with way more then we thought.  Next year we will stick to our guns and not go stir crazy.  Yeah right :p 
Here are some pics from Christmas morning...

                                          Brynwen and presents.

                                           Joe's Kindel.


                                           Brynwen and her race track.

                                           Prime Rib Dinner...yummy!

                                            Gabbie opening a present.

                                           Cordin opening a present.

                                           Gabbie showing her stuff.


                                            My dad.

                                             Christmas tree before.

                                                     Kids and the tree.


                                           Gabbie excited.

                                           Cordin excited.

                                           Gideon and his present.

Family at the tree.

                                           Gideon with his movies.


Bill and Maggie said...

Sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas!