Monday, December 27, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We spent the first half of Christmas Eve day baking and cleaning.The kids were so helpful and wanted everything to be just perfect.   We then met a whole bunch of family from both sides to go see "Tangled".  Can I just say that it was the CuTeST movie! Everyone loved it- even the men.

We then went home and the kids exchanged gifts from one another and received their new pajamas like they do every Christmas Eve.

We then headed over to my brother's house for dinner, games, stories, "Christmas Vacation" movie and made magical reindeer food to spread on the lawn. It kept the kids occupied for the most part, they still would every once in a while ask when it was time to go home and go to bed-Only on Christmas Eve do I hear those words from my kids!!

     Before bed we read the "Christmas Story" from the bible and bore our testimonies of the love we have for Jesus, and how we as a family and as individuals can become more like Him.  I am so thankful for my Savior, for His love, His example,  and for His BIGGEST gift of all to mankind.

Can't forget to put out the milk and fudge for Santa. Yes, fudge. One year we didn't have time to make cookies and I had made fudge the night before. The kids insist that it has to be fudge now because they are convinced that their Christmas loot has gotten better since we switched over, ha ha! They also made Thank you cards to Santa.

Christmas morning the kids were up bright and early, eagerly waiting to see what was in store for them. Paul and I happily granted their wish.  We remember all too well what it was like being children on Christmas morning.

Santa was very good to us this year (he usually is though)

 My parents came and had breakfast and spent some time with the kids.

We went to Paul's parents later on.
      And then back home to meet up with my brother and dad. We had a great time playing the Xbox and Super Mario Brothers.

It was a very Merry Christmas!


shantel said...

I agree "Tangled" was a great movie!

Sounds like you all had a great Christmas.
You look great by the way!

Hillary Luke said...

Looks like you had a great time! It was fun looking at your pictures.

Corey said...

Nicole I'm so glad to see that you are also keeping up with this. I need to make the time to do it so that I can become faster. It is so much fun to read what you are doing and what your family is up to. I can't believe how grown-up a your kiddies have become. Hope all is well and we'll see you soon.

Teresa said...

Tangled looks really fun :) I was just glad our guys had the day off. Justin worked it the last 2 years so we were excited to have him home :)