Sunday, June 16, 2013

Christmas!


Christmas Christmas Chirstmas!  Such a great time.  We decorated the Christmas Tree, we were visited by Jingles the Elf, and we spent lots of time with family.  Ben and his family came early in the month, and we spent a great few nights with them decorating gingerbread cookies and climbing around at Boondocks.  
 We decorated the tree one Monday night for Family Night, and I remembered again my 18 month olds are hard on ornaments.  It was a pretty ugly decorated tree by January, with all the ornaments above three feet high.  But we loved it!
 Blake had a school program in which she sang beautiful Christmas carols and Santa even made an appearance!  It was quite the event.  I loved Blake's preschool.  They have a large stage in which they perform from!  They show off all they have learned at each program and it is such a neat accomplishment.




We spent Christmas Eve with the Crosland Family, Grandma and Papa, Jessi and Ty, Carly, Lucy and Clara.  We had flying helicopters to keep the big kids entertained (ie. Jeff, Luke, Tyler) and Jessi got the newest addition to the family, INDY.  My girls love her more than anything, and live to torture and tease her.

 We put the kids down at my mom's for a while so we could play games as adults.  It was something we haven't done in years, and it was so nice to remember that part of Christmas Eve!
We got a VITAMIX from my parents which made my whole life!  I was so excited.  We use it daily.
 Christmas morning at our house was so exciting!  We got animal Chairs, Blake got a violin per her very determined request, and Callie got a large pink Little Tike Car.

Christmas morning at the Larsen's.  We got awesome breakfast cinnamon rolls and egg casseroles, and all the cousins piled on the couch for a fun family picture.
 We all wear matching shirts we unwrap that morning!  Such a great Larsen Family Tradition!
 That afternoon we met Tyler, Carly, and Clara for a sledding adventure!  The girls all had a blast!  BEST DADDY'S EVER!
 Christmas break was a very winter white Christmas, and spent lots of time in the snow.  Sledding at the farm with Papa and the 4-wheeler.  Skiing up at Solitude and SnowBird, and sledding in our front yard!    One day a large ice storm came and we sledded down the ice on the driveway!  Luke also built the girls an awesome gap jump and a snow cave!




We may not love the cold weather, but we love the snow!  Daddy's little girls!
 Lights at Temple square

walking with papa

1 comment:

Brett and Rachel said...

Amy, Amy, Amy! Not only do you have two darling little girls, and a wonderful husband who takes you on Amy-perfect adventures, but you also still have the most humorous way of telling a story! I was laughing so hard about you and your tiny man going skydiving that I had tears rolling down my face and couldn't see to read any more! Oh how I miss you! Happy REALLY late birthday!