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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Stinkin' Christmas...

Oh, I really do love the holidays, in fact I leave the lights to our Christmas tree on 24 hours a day until the tree is so dead it has to be drug out because it is sagging to the floor and the ornaments can't stay on...

HOWEVER the title to this post IS fitting for this Christmas...

Every Christmas Eve we all open one present which is...SURPRISE...Christmas jammies, we all change into them, and then go over to Brian's Parents for games and Pizza.  Once we are done there we are off to see Christmas lights, and then home to wrap for hours because we are NEVER ready....

THIS year...we actually had all of the kids stuff wrapped early, so we thought to ourselves...what will we do Christmas Eve after we get home....??

Well, I had read a story for a lesson in church which brought meaning to all of the material things of christmas...like the tree, lights, presents, etc....so this year, we all sat around the tree, and started our first year of interacting this story.  If I knew how to put it on here...I would, because I really love it!!  We had gotten home pretty darn late, so the kids didn't get to bed until after 11PM.    We couldn't work on Stocking stuff until we knew for sure they were sleeping, so Brian and I worked on our presents for each other.  Mine happened to be at the neighbor's house, so I called over there and he helped me lug the thing in so I could wrap it...all the while Brian had to hide out and keep watch of any potentially wandering children. 

Once I finished, Brian had to wrap mine, and I decided to go ahead and get all the stockings ready...NEEDLESS TO SAY...by the time we went to bed...it was 2AM anyways...UGH....So much for the "what will we do when we get home" theory...




Our children are SOOOO patient on Chistmas.  We tell them that when EVERYONE is up, we will go see if Santa came.  We finally decided to get Blazer going at around 9:30...  The kids were just so cute Christmas morning...as always...!!

Sitting in front of the tree...taking it all in and waiting for that first present...










I think this is the FIRST year that both Brian and I had NO IDEA what each other was getting...so it was really fun to watch each other open our presents...


BAND HERO!!!! 
This is something that I really wanted, but NEVER expected.  He had secretly been saving money for it...WOW!!!



A TOILET!!!
Okay, I can explain...First of all see how his face goes from silly to SHEER HAPPINESS??  hahaha!!  He is the hardest darn guy to shop for.  Every time I ask him what he wants....I get an "I dont know"...THANKS...well, when you don't know...YOU GET A TOILET!!!  No really, he is always cursing our hubble home toilets, because even the kids clog them half the time...he had even made a comment at one point that he just wanted to get all new toilets....I guess he didn't realize I was listening...!!!



This must be his "practicing" face...ew babe...

We had planned a Christmas breakfast with our Friends/Family next door.  It was SUPER yummy....Just when we were finishing up eating...Christmas Round 2 began.  Brian's parents came with gifts galore...



Just when we thought Christmas was going to be "wrapped" up...(yes, I do know how hilarious I am) my dad came with presents in hand...!!  We sure have lucky kids!!!! 


After all was said and done...it really wasn't...we had planned a Christmas dinner with the same neighbors/family next door, and their brother's family.  We cooked ham, fruit salad, green salad, and they all brought food, and we all ate and were SO FULL!!  I wish I had taken pictures...it was such a nice dinner!!

Once we got the kids to bed...the Petersons (aka neighbors/family) came over so that we could try out my AWESOMELY FUN Christmas present....

It really was a great "stinkin" Christmas!!!

8 comments :

Cynthi said...

Wow, great "practicing face" Brian. Gross!

p.s. you're finishing up all your late blogging too fast. I need to catch up. :)

Kristina P. said...

Everyone looks so cute in their PJs though!

The Yearsley's said...

What a fun Christmas!!! All I know is you need to have a get together sometime soon...I wanna try out that band hero!

Arin said...

My hubby is the same way about being difficult to buy for-no hints whatsoever-I think next year I will just put a lump of coal in his stocking..

Alli Blue said...

What an awesome Christmas! I loved the toilet! I am going to keep that at the top of the list! And maybe a garbage diposal!

A.Lee said...

Loved all the cute pics and comments. However, the best gift ever would be the toilet. You really know how to shop for a man!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, the practicing picture is hilarious!

Karyli said...

party at the Lords to try out that toilet...