Christmas always starts on Christmas Eve, so that's when I'll start. :) We spent our Christmas Eve over at our friends, the Dansie's house for dinner. We had a delicious traditional dinner of turkey, potatoes, etc. I was in charge of rolls and desserts, so of course we had three desserts to choose from. We had a great time eating and talking, and before we knew it it was bed time and time to go home.
We had the kids get in their pjs and I snapped a quick picture in front of the tree. Then I took one of the tree because it just seemed so pretty this year and I love Christmas trees.
We were woken up around 6:15 by three very eager children. Joel and I managed to get out of bed, and after a family prayer we headed down to open presents! Obviously I don't have pictures of every present being opened, but I still took a lot! I'll just do a quick caption on each.
Audrey was pretty content in her Bumbo for most of the time we were doing presents.
Adam got some new shoes from Mom and Dad.
Audrey got a fun little ball she can hold on to and munch from Aunt Amy.
Audrey had Will for Christmas, and "she" got him the first 12 books in the Magic Tree House series. He's read all of the books in the series (except for one), but he decided that he wants them so he can read them again.
Adam got Jenna a watch!
Jenna got Dad some new headphones to use while playing his guitar.
Dad got Adam a gun that holds 12 darts at a time! Bonus!
I had some help opening my present from Amy.
Here I am admiring one of the lovely platters she got me.
Audrey helped open some of her presents. She was pulling the bow off...
Then she immediately put that bow in her mouth.
Can you see the smile on his face? He just opened the amazing blanket that Amy made for him.
And I mean amazing! It's big, it's soft, and it's obviously super cool. We've all enjoyed this one!
Then came the BIG one. A Wii!! We are way behind the times, and finally bought a Wii. This was the initial reaction when they opened it. They both looked at Joel and said, "We got a Wii!?!?!?" It was so funny! They were all quite excited about it.
From there on out there were just Wii presents. Games, controllers, etc. They were happy about the Wii Fit!
And Will wanted to pose like this. I'm really not sure why he wanted to, but it cracked me up!
It was a beautiful, crisp morning here in Green River. It snowed off and on for most of Christmas Eve. But it was sunny and super cold on Christmas! They view was gorgeous.
We had shoveled our sidewalk probably three times on Christmas Eve, but it was so windy that night that the snow drifted up in front of our steps. It was probably a foot or two deep.