Monday, December 31, 2012


We had a wonderful time spending Christmas together.  We were lucky enough to have Andrew home for 4 days straight (from Sunday through Wednesday).

On Christmas Eve morning we did our traditional Christmas Tree french toast. 
We made some very yummy cookies for Santa.  This year we made soft Gingerbread cookies with dark chocolate chips which we then dipped in white Chocolate.
That night we had Candy Cane and Christmas tree pizza.  We then attempted to drive around and look at Christmas lights which we will probably won't be trying to do again for a few years, unfortunately.  You see last year with my parents visiting we loaded up in the car on Christmas Even and drove around looking at light.  As we were about to pull into our driveway, Keagan threw up everywhere. 

So this year we try again.  We are driving around looking at lights.  Everybody is having fun.  Then Deker gets really quite.  All of a sudden I hear "I think I am going to throw up".  Andrew stops the van and just as we get Deker out, he throws up on the street.  We get back in and give each boy a bowl we have stored in the van from a previous experience.  And decide we better do one more neighborhood on our way home.  After two streets.  Keagan is throwing up in his bowl.  We say nevermind and head straight home.  We did have fun for the first 10 minutes though.... 
We opened our traditional homemade Christmas PJ's.  The boys loved that we all have our names on our PJ's. 
 The presents Santa left out.
The Stockings all filled up
For Breakfast, we had our traditional Santa Pancakes. 
Keagan with his loot. 
Deker with his loot which included LOTS of tractors!
Bauer who was too buys playing with his semi to look at the camera. 
My sister Vera had these shirts made for all the kids which has a very true saying on it.  It says "If at first I don't succeed...I just got as my Aunt Vera."  My kids love their shirts.  I will even hear Deker say once in a while "if I don't succeed I just ask Aunt Vera." 
Needless to say...We all had a wonderful Christmas.  But now we are ready for the new year to begin!


Dangela said...

Sounds like tons of fun (minus the upset tummies!). Glad it was a wonderful Christmas. We miss you all!

Karla said...

I LOVE your stockings, did you make them?
While I was in my first trimester with the twins my friend was going through chemo, she gave me one of her puke bags. They have a mouth opening with basically a plastic bag attached. The don't take up much space & are perfect for the glove box incase the need arises. You should see if Norco stocks them.