Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas 2009

Well, it's almost been a month since Christmas, but I thought I'd catch up on how everything went. I have to say that this year was a little challenging with a new baby and all. I got my shopping done the week of Christmas, which is pretty sad, but I just couldn't make it out very often. Well other than being super busy our Christmas was awesome. We went down to the Nielson's (my mom's family) party the weekend before Christmas. It was in Utah, which was a little far to travel, but it was so worth seeing everyone. We hardly ever get down that far but when we do it is such a party. We stayed at our house for Christmas morning, then went to Brad's parents for lunch, then headed down to Preston for dinner. Busy Day! Then the next day we went to Utah again for My dad's family party, then headed straight home. We were pretty tired, but I love the holidays because we get to see everyone! We even got to talk to Adam which was a miracle all in its self because we were so late getting to Preston. It was so great to hear his voice, and it sounds like he's doing just great!

It was so fun to stay home for Christmas this year. The kids were so cute! On Christmas Eve we made and delivered treats to our neighbors, and by the time they got back it was time for bed so we didn't get to read the Christmas story, but maybe next year. Anyways, before the boys went to bed me and Brad said,"do you know what tomorrow is?" (because we were so excited for Christmas) and Seth excitedly answered, "It's Pre-school!!!" It was so funny, I'm glad he loves school so much.
On Christmas morning The boys woke up early as usual, but they just wanted a drink, so me and Brad got up and took them into the living room. They were so excited when they saw all the presents. Seth kept saying, "Oh me gosh, Oh me gosh!."

Seth loved all his presents. His favorite was his big transformer robot. Seth also got these awesome superman jammies from Grandma Lee Ann. He loved them so much he wore them for like 4 days straight. He's such a poser!

Luke got a big semi truck that you can put little cars in. They got a bunch of clothes from grandma and aunt Michelle, and an awesome Batman cave from Grandma and Grandpa Higley. Brad got me some nice hoodies and running shoes, and I got him some new scriptures. It was such a great day! This is just the funniest picture of Luke so I thought I'd throw it in.

My mom got this tent from a friend, and gave it to us. The boys have been loving it. They always want to "go camping" in the basement.

Jake and his wife Ashlee made the boys the cutest hats! I make them wear them all the time. They didn't know the boys heads were so big, so they had to make a couple new ones. Here they are sporting their new hats.

Last week was also Ethan's blessing. It was so great to have our families together. I love having everyone over. It was such a great day, and Brad gave such a beautiful blessing. He always does, I'm so thankful that he holds and honors his priesthood. It is such a blessing to our family. I'm also glad I can't give blessings, I can't even make it through my testimony without crying.

Well the holidays were great, and our family is doing great too! Sorry my blogs are so choppy, I'm just trying to throw everything in before someone needs me. Actually, now the baby is crying so I guess that's all for now. :)