Good morning, it is Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone! We just finished opening tons of gifts and enjoying our Santa presents! Now I'm taking a break blogging, Maren is cleaning up wrapping paper and putting cinnamon rolls in the oven (thanks Mar!), Lillie is making flower bouquets, Hansen is reading about his new PSP, and Preston has gone back to sleep! Lillie was up by 6:30 this morning and we just couldn't hold the excitement off much longer. It was perfect. I even video taped some of our Christmas craziness, while A Christmas Story was playing the opening presents scene in the background.
Yesterday we spent Christmas Eve at John and Carol's house. We had a great day. Swedish meatballs, lefse, fruit salad, and tons of other yummyness. Mel, Jack, Avery, Stef, and Derek were there along with all of us and the hosts. After a great dinner it was opening presents. Hansen helped build a new riding toy for the twins. I think I could make a living juggling for the twins...they can't get enough. I juggled balls, babies, and toys. I totally freaked Jack out by wrestling a little too roughly with Hansen...Jack thought Hansen's end was near. After dinner we headed to our church for the 7:30 Service. The church was packed and the service was very nice. In a few hours from now, we will have the whole gang at our house, yay.
Here are a couple of pictures from the season:
This is our Santa picture this year. Shannon is the top left, Mr. Jim is between Preston and myself. They were visiting and we insisted they be part our family picture. This picture is so classic because of how Hansen is laughing his head off while Mr. Jim looks all Innocent...but those of us that were there, we know the truth.
This picture is of Lillie (on the left in the blue) playing the part of Mary for the church Christmas pageant. Hansen was a wise man, and Preston was in the balcony playing his clarinet. The kids all did a great job. Merry Christmas everyone, see you tomorrow.