Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Surprisingly Christmas morning didn't come all that early at our house this year! Marek slept until 7:30 and we had to wake McKenna up at 8:00 because Marek just couldn't wait any longer to see what Santa had brought him and his sister. After checking that Santa had indeed eaten the cookies and drank the milk we had left out for him the kiddos gladly turned their attentions to the present! Its amazing how much fun it is to watch kids open presents! This year was funny because we had to keep reminding them that there were more presents to be unwrapped because they were very content to play with the toys they had just unwrapped.


After opening presents we went to my moms house and had a wonderful breakfast and then opened the last of the presents with the cousins. Let me just say it was a little chaotic and crazy! :)

Christmas dinner was a yummy ham and after that we celebrated Jesus' Birthday with a cake we made just for him! It was a wonderful Christmas with family! We are so blessed!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve morning Brandon's mom and sister came for breakfast and some present opening! The cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole were tasty and the company was even better! I'm really glad that Marek and McKenna got to spend some time with their Grandma Barbara and Suey! Later that day we went to our Church's Christmas Eve service and then headed out to Prospectors for dinner. We all got Prime Rib and it was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately my Grandma got sick and was unable to come. :(  After dinner we went home, got ready for bed, and then set out some cookies and milk for Santa. Marek and McKenna were really excited. It was so cute to see McKenna really get it this year. When the kiddos were assuredly asleep we brought all of the presents upstairs and arranged them under the tree and filled all of the stockings. Ho Ho Ho...then we hit the hot tub for some much needed relaxation time! :)


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sledding and Christmas Light Tour

It finally Snowed on Saturday! So, the whole crew got snow ready and headed to the Elementary School down the block from our house to do some sledding! The kids all looked ridiculously adorable in all of their snow outfits! It is always funny to see the Texans in the snow! I have to give them credit...they did pretty well. No wining or crying! :) When it was all said and done we went home and had hot chocolate with marshmallows! That night after dinner we headed out on a two and a half our light tour of Spokane. There were some really pretty and impressive houses! I think everyone enjoyed it with exception to Isla. Poor little girl was just not having it. Maybe we'll go on a shorter one next year! :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ginger Bread House Decorating

It's been a tradition for a few years now that we have a Ginger Bread House decorating contest! This year we had the kids decorate some giant Ginger Bread Men that Brandon picked up at Costco. To be honest the kids enjoyed eating the candy far more then actually decorating. They had fun though! Then after the little's were fast asleep the adults got their decorating on. This year the winner was (drum roll please), Brandon and I. We had the kids vote on it the next day...but it was clear from the get go! :) Better luck next year Kyle, Stacie, and Mom! :)