Thursday, December 25, 2008

A VERY Merry Christmas!!

We were so blessed this year to spend Christmas with our families! And even better, they came to us!

On Christmas Eve, we went to dinner at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, Celaya's, and then went to a wonderful church service, where they took the shoes off our feet to donate to charity. (We had to watch Joni to make sure she didn't steal any cute ones back out of the box) Our church was hoping to collect 4,000 pairs of shoes to donate to places across the globe to some families who had never owned a pair in their lives.

Eating Fajitas

Austin got to go on stage and sing Christmas carols with the children

When we got home from church we had to bake and decorate cookies for Santa Claus! Carson was very generous with the sprinkles, which I am sure Santa enjoyed. Brian & Pops played elves, while Meme & I helped Carson in the kitchen.
Decorating Santa's cookies

Setting out cookies & milk for Santa, and carrots for the reindeer

Santa must have really liked the cookies!!

Carson loved his tractor so much he wanted to show it to the neighborhood

Carson's video game bike from Aunt Claudia

...and his Harley Davison Skooter

Time to look in the stockings

New stuff for my sewing machine (I look rough w/ no makeup)

Brian got truffles

An oldie, but goodie

Opening presents

My mother is slightly (hah!) addicted to these STOK shots that you add to coffee for more caffeine

Probably the only picture I will ever take of my mom taking a shot (we didn't have any coffee)

The boys came over to open their presents

Granny came by too!

After we had our nap, Grandma & Papa came by to celebrate Christmas with us too! We ate, watched movies, and showed them all of our new toys.

1 comment:

The Norman Family said...

We went to New Hope too on Christmas Eve and donated our shoes! You can see it on my blog. Wasn't it a great service? Merry Christmas to you guys!