December 27, 2008

2008 Edition Christmas Blog Entry

On Christmas Eve, Summer helped me put out milk and cookies for Santa, and then the girls got in bed quickly so that Santa could come. Joe and I decided that Santa would wrap all of the presents this year, so after they were in bed, he and I and my brother Wes sat around and wrapped.

In the morning, we got up around 8:30 and went into the girls' room. Yes, I know... this might be the last year until they're teenagers that we get to sleep that late on Christmas! They were already waking up and when we reminded them about Santa Claus, they got very excited and Summer ran past me to go into the living room. She was a bit overwhelmed when she saw all of the presents, and was very happy to see that Santa ate the cookies and milk that she left him!

I can't explain how fun Christmas is now that she somewhat understands Santa Claus and all of the magic of it. I can't wait till next year when Camryn understands it, too.

They enjoyed opening presents and seemed excited over everything they got. Santa gave them the majority of their gifts, and Joe and I gave them each one plus one that was for both of them.

Summer put her princess dress on right away and wouldn't take it off for awhile.

Joe and I decided before Christmas that his gift would be new work boots. He got me a digital photo key chain, and totally surprised me by putting a bottle of the perfume I've been dying to have in my stocking! Next time you're near the perfume section in the store, go smell Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture. It is wonderful. I feel bad that I didn't get him anything else since he got that for me, but Valentine's Day is soon so I'll make up for it then.

Here's all the loot:

They were sitting on the back of the tricycle.

Everything about this year's Christmas was great, except for the fact that my mom was sick. She caught some horrible stomach bug from my grandmother and was way too sick to go anywhere or have company on Christmas. It was weird not seeing my mom on Christmas. We're planning on making up for it on Sunday though. We're going over to my parents' house Sunday morning for our annual Christmas Quiche, and to open gifts. She's coming over here in a few minutes as well, to see us (mainly Summer and Camryn!) and to see their new toys. My dad did come over Christmas morning to visit for awhile, though.

Around 2pm we went over to my aunt's house to celebrate Christmas with my mom's side of the family. It was a lot of fun. Mainly because my cousin Libby and I kicked Joe and my cousin Nathan's butts in fooseball. There isn't much that I'm better at Joe at ever, so I've been mentioning that every chance I get.

Libby and Summer:

After my aunt's, we went to Joe's dad's house. We ate another meal and opened gifts. As usual, Summer and Camryn were totally spoiled. They got a dollhouse, which they have been absolutely loving.

Summer and Camryn opening their dollhouse with Aunt Nicole:

We walked into the living room to find that Summer had gotten into Xavier's swing all by herself.

That wraps up the 2008 Christmas Edition Blog Entry. I hope you all had as great of a Christmas as we did!


Terri said...

So glad ya'll had a wonderful Christmas....we did as the pics and the video is sooo cute...thanks for sharing...


Leslie said...

Oh I loved this entry :) It brought a smile to my face ;) I really loved the pics. You all
are a beautiful fam i cant say it enough. I just posted a entry too about our Xmas and movies :) They came out kind of dark again though grrr, lol. I tried though. The girls looked adorable. I can see the excitement on their faces. even so young they understand the magic behind Christmas. They got some wonderful gifts. I loved the movie too. D watched it with me and she was like aww, the whole time. She knows the girls names too its so cute. Danielle loves little babies :) Im so glad you all had a great Christmas. It sounded like you all see alot of family like we do, :). Thats nice stuff u and hubby got each other too. Dont feel bad hun. Hubby & i didnt get each other much this yr either. But we make up for it like u said on Vday and also during tax refund time. Well take care hun. have a good night ttys :) xo, Leslie

carolinagirl said...

Great post! It looks like the girls had a fabulous time and made out really well! I am in the middle of taking down Christmas! What a chore!

Bridgett said...

That video was so cute!
My kids did the same thing...they sat and stared at the presents but almost seemed scared to open them at first. LOL

Loved all the guys had such a nice holiday, I can just tell. :)


Arriel said...

Love the christmas pictures! Looks like yall really enjoyed the holiday!

Ang said...

Ohhh your alls Christmas looked so neat!! Looks like you all had such a good time!! I loved the video makes me sad that mine aren't that young anymore..ha I was just glad to see that I wasn't the only one that wrote a novel and had 4000 pictures and videos on their Christmas day blog..ha

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