Monday, January 10, 2011

Merry Christmas...a little late

Not surprisingly the last month or so was pretty busy, pleasantly busy, but busy nonetheless. So here I am, trying to figure out what to blog about when it has been over a month. Well, since Christmas is pretty much the greatest thing ever, I guess I will start there.

Caleb, Marci, Gavin, Henry and Wyatt were able to come into town several days before Christmas and stayed until a day after. It was fun to spend some time with them and have them around for Christmas. We even got to share our discovery of a delicious gyro with Caleb. It's no Moondoggy's, but I'd say it's a close second. Mara, Ben and Jade were able to come in from Arizona on Christmas Eve and spend the following week in the area. Since Mara and Caleb's trips overlapped we were able to have four of the five siblings and families together for Christmas. It was wonderful to have so many of us together, but Nathan and Stacy and their kiddos were sorely missed.

On Christmas Eve, the tradition is to read the scriptures and sing Christmas songs. I've always enjoyed it and this year was no exception. Mom even played her harp along with us. We of course proceeded to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. I love that movie!!

Christmas morning got started a little later than it did back in the day, but still plenty early as far as I'm concerned. It's always fun to have little kids around on Christmas morning. Their excitement is contagious. It was a wonderful day!

Without further ado, the pictures to tell the story...
Enjoying some Christmas carols.
Papa and Jade enjoying their first Christmas Eve together.
Sporting our new Christmas Eve PJs! :)
Christmas morning!!! Thank goodness Santa came.
Lots of Hawkeye gear was given this Christmas.
Caleb working hard on Perplexus. Kelbie got it for Christmas from her brother and sister. It provided hours of entertainment for everyone in the house for the rest of the day. It was surprisingly addictive.

And last but not least, the aftermath of Christmas....
As you can see, Christmas was an exciting and fun-filled day but took a lot out of us. :) Good thing we have a year to recover before we get to do it again.


  1. Oh so much fun! I miss everyone! I can't wait until next year! And I was extremely tired in that last picture. :)

  2. I love Muppet Christmas Carol too!! It's the best. Looks like a fun Christmas! Love the sleeping pictures. :)