Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Evening

We spent a few hours of Christmas day somewhat cleaning up!  Every year, we have the same "issue"  I love the "chaos" of Christmas and want all the presents under the tree for a day or two.  I don't mind the clutter and love randomly going to the tree to get what I need.  Andy on the other hand, would prefer to put everything away immediately....we've come to find a nice compromise, at least on my end.   We packed up and headed to Grandma and Grandma Ted's around 3.
 
 
 
Of course presents were 1st on the list...we tried to hold them off...but after about 20 minutes of small talk..the boys were chomping at the bit!     Seth got a new science lab and a neon sign maker...as well as some cool new clothes (he's glad he got new swishy pants, and not jeans for school)
 Grant got some new track and another train for his Geotrax...we're going to have to rent out space for them to set this monster up.
 
Andy got new clothes (he is going to be dressed to the hilt)...and I got a griddle, pajamas and we both got money for new kitchen rugs!  YEAH
 Grandma always spoils us with stockings too..and each item is wrapped!

and this year...they were overflowing.  She even spoils Andy and me with stockings too!
 After dinner...we had a birthday party for Jesus.
 That evening it was just the 6 of us. We all played Qwirkle and Ted and I played Rumikub.  The boys played with their new toys before we all stayed the night. 

Blessed to have Cathy and Ted in our lives as well...they spoil us too!
 My 2 Christmas blessings...in their super cute Santa hat shirts!   How long are they going to let me dress them alike?
We had an early Christmas breakfast on Wednesday with all of Ted's family (minus the 2 who had to work) We cut it short because of the snow storm and left for home by 11:30.  It took us 2 hours to get home (mainly because 469 was shut down).  

It was a wonderful, blessed Christmas...spent with family, the ones who matter most!

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