Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas

I love this moment on Christmas morning!!

We have had a very relaxing and chill holiday season. Well, that isn't totally true. We have had a very relaxing and chill Christmas Day to New Year's Day! Ha!

This is the 2nd year that we haven't traveled for Christmas. I think there are pros and cons to both. Traveling is exciting and a lot of work (especially packing/traveling with 4 kids). Staying home is peaceful, but not quite as exciting and fun. Anyway, it has been good and my boys play, play, play all day long. Our neighborhood is full of kids and they would much rather be home and play with them than anything else. They ride bikes, jump on the trampoline, play all kinds of games, ball, and listen to ipod's (This one is funny to see almost all of them with their ipod's. They played the "sing off" today.) On a side note it is 67 degrees today. Crazy.

One last thing, my boys favorite gifts:

Tyler 8yo: ipod nano (half the songs are sung by the Chipmunks)

Blake 6yo: 4 wheeler (enough said)

Sam 4yo: Batman Bat Cave and all the characters (I have been asked 142 times to play the role of Robin)

Gray 2yo: All of the above and anything else the older boys received, but he didn't.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Staff Christmas Party

We had a Christmas themed dress up party for our staff Christmas party this year. It was a lot of fun and super laid back. I think we might do this every year.
Santa and his reindeer!! Gray was totally scared of Jeremy. He kept saying "that's not Santa, that's my Daddy."
Santa and Rudolph

The whole crew!

Buddy the Elf and a Sugar Plum Fairy!

Mary, The Holy Ghost, and two little Reindeer.

A Family pic!

Friday, December 04, 2009


Two years ago I was on a rampage to find an Advent calendar. I found one that I fell in love with and we started Advent with the boys last year. I like it because it is big and it hangs on my wall. It was good and the boys had fun, but I wanted this year to be a bit more meaningful. A friend of mine has a website called Impress Your Kids. Check it out. It is great and I am stealing all of their ideas. Peace and Joy!!