Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

The kids were so excited for Christmas this year. They just loved every minute of celebration and family gatherings. Collin woke up every day the week before proclaiming it was Christmas Eve ... he was thrilled when it actually was! Isn't it funny how a day that is so anticipated can be over in such a hurry!

We spent Christmas Eve with Logan's family ... singing songs, running around {the kids ... not so much the adults}, opening gifts and eating yummy food. After that we went home and set out cookies for Santa and some carrots for his reindeer. Then it was off to bed. Logan and I settled down to a movie waiting for the kids to be fast asleep. Sophie struggled sleeping that night due to so much excitement and even came out while Santa was busy at work. We quickly put her back to bed before she caught a glimpse of the jolly old man! However she continued waking up all through out the night.

But even with all the excitement, we had to wake all of our kids up Christmas morning. They were less than enthusiastic about the whole ordeal in the beginning. They walked downstairs, walked over to their Santa gifts and just sat there. But it wasn't too long before they were digging through stockings, unwrapping presents, and playing with toys. Both sets of Grandparents were here for Christmas morning and it is so much fun to have them over. After the gifts were opened, we all enjoyed our yummy traditional Christmas breakfast. The kids played with toys and I tried to settle down for a nap ... however watching my kids enjoy their gifts proved more exciting than actually sleeping! Although later that day I wished I had taken that nap!

After some play time we visited my parents house for a yummy lunch. Then we went to Logan's parent house for a quick visit and back home again to play some more and settle down for the night. A busy day but so much fun! I love spending time with my family. I am so grateful for them and for this time of year that we have to celebrate together the greatest gift we have been given, our Savior Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas!

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