Monday, December 29, 2008

It was a good Christmas

We're home! The house is trashed, the bags aren't unpacked, there are toys in every direction, one car is in the shop, one car doesn't have breaks, one kid has bronchitis, one mom needs to go to Target (to get antibiotics for said child) and Sam's but won't have time since one dad needs the rental car box tonight (It's a Chevy Aveo). But enough of that mess I've got pictures and doing this seems more exciting then dealing with the Christmas tornado that has landed in my house.

Christmas was a blast. The boys had a great time and came home with some pretty good loot. Carson was convinced that Santa had also stopped at our house while we were gone, seeing as he made a stop at BOTH grandma's. I don't think we have room for any more toys. A new toy shelf or box is in the works since having them all over the floor doesn't seem like a viable option. Here is our Christmas in pictures. Enjoy!

Grandma Lee had lots of snow (both grandma's did) and so we took advantage and spent alot of time outside. Carson was in seventh heaven.

And so was daddy.

Carson going down Grandma's driveway.

Grandma even convinced Declan to get outside. Which is a major feat in itself.

After some time outside we got ready for church.

All decked out for church.

Carson checked out the tree.

The boys got a plate of cookies ready for Santa. And no we did not give Santa beer (although he may have liked that). Carson insisted that Santa would want a glass of apple juice instead of milk.

We read Twas the Night Before Christmas.

And then before we knew it Christmas morning had arrived, Jesus' Birthday! And the unwrapping began.

We got some new Legos.

We got a new toothbrush (Every boy's dream I'm sure)

We got new light sabers.

Carson got a new guitar.

Carson got Buzz Light Year (and Declan got Woody)

Then it was back outside. Carson was thrilled.

Even Declan came out and from the looks of it he may have had some fun.

Daddy and Carson snowmobiled.

And so did Daddy and Declan.

And did Mommy and Declan.

Nobody wanted to go inside.

The next day (Friday) it was off to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.

Declan got his favorite book.

He also got new clothes which he was oddly thrilled about.

We got a new golf set.

The boys got a new camera.

And they have been practicing their photography skills ever since.

We got new remote control cars.

Declan got a new bear that may be bigger then him.

Well at least the head is.

We got a new fishing game.

On Saturday my dad took Trevor and I out for some cross country skiing. Something neither of us had tried. It was fun but alot of work and it was a gorgeous day out.

We were definitely blessed this Christmas.

Now we are ready to be home for awhile. 2 months of traveling non-stop have left us exhausted. Daddy has most of this week off so we will get to enjoy some time together and hopefully tackle a to do list that is a mile long!

1 comment:

  1. That's a great sledding hill at Grandma's house! I love the picture of Declan so happy with the clothes.