Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas 2009 Review

The few weeks leading up to Christmas were so busy for me. I was spending day and night editing photos from fall sessions. I was so behind because of computer crashes in October and November. Needless to say, I didn't get any holiday decorating done. The tree was brought up from the basement, but not one ornament actually was placed on it. Thank goodness we spent Christmas Eve and Day at my in-laws, or it might have been dreary.

We did however have a great Christmas! My mom came over to spend the night. James has a wonderful girlfriend, who has two kids about the same ages as my boys. The kids all get along fabulously, and decided to spend Christmas Eve together, camped out on the bedroom floor so the could all sleep together awaiting the excitement of Christmas morning. Of course they woke up pretty early and the unwrapping began.
Tye big gift was his laptop (which I found a great deal on). He started to jump up with excitement before I could snap the photo.
Bodie's big gift was a JLX Overdrive RC car. It was outrageously expensive for a toy car, but he really hadn't asked for much.
Opening it made him loopy!

Miss A. got a new Ipod and cozied up with her dog, Lenny.

And L. got a ton of Spy gear. Check out those cool spy glasses!

Bodie suited up to test out the new car, but it was sleeting outside and was not the best weather for racing around.

Tye spent most of the day in his new fedora and Toy Story Snuggie, with his new computer in his lap.
When Bodie came in, he had a new headlamp and and spent most of the day with crazy hair like this...
A few days later, my dad, stepmom, Lisa, and sister, Kelcie all came to visit. Kelcie has been in Australia for almost a year working with YWAM and had about a month to come home and visit. She is very devoted to the program though and likes working with youth. I'm glad to see she has discovered her passion at such and early age. She returned to Australia this week.
I really wish she lived close, or at least would stay in the U.S. longer next time so we could spend more time together.

These were taken in my grandparents' driveway while it was snowing.
The main reason for the visit was to see my grandpa who has terminal cancer. I fear we will all be back together too soon for a funeral. But in the meantime it is really nice to get to see some of my family at Christmastime and I appreciate every minute of it.
On a side note, I'm still working on getting Christmas cards sent out. I think I'm still behind and don't know when I will be caught up. I will try to get them sent before Valentine's Day.

1 comment:

Hampers said...

Nice blog with nice picture of enjoying the white Christmas and great time opening the gifts. Your blog looks cool :) Have a great New Year :)