Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

We awakened early (6:30 am) on Christmas morning. Church began at 9 am and we needed time to get ready and finish presents. The morning was magical! Look at these faces!!
Showing off their Santa presents
Laura snuck coal into Daddy's stocking
Coloring on the new easel
The girls with gifts
Sacrament meeting was wonderful. My friend Danyelle and her family were in charge of the meeting and it made me cry! The music and spirit made Christmas!! And the girls all wore the new skirts I made them for Christmas.
After the meeting, Jason's folks came over for Christmas brunch. They opened their presents and we opened gifts from them. Then I tried out my new crepe maker that my mom got me - spinach, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and breakfast meats made savory ones; strawberries, bananas, nutella, whipped cream made sweet ones. Oh, I'm a fan!
Then Jason installed the best present of Christmas - swings in the basement!! The girls have spent the entire week in them. We purchased the hardware ahead of time (all 300 lb rated) and we installed them in the floor joist! They are so so so fun!
The girls hung out with their grandparents and played with their presents. It was a wonderful, calm, fun time!
In the afternoon, we went to my parents house. My mom took over the whole meal and it was heaven to relax and hang out with them and my brother's family!
It was a perfect Christmas!


  1. It really was a perfect Christmas. Santa was good to us this year (except for my coal!) and everything on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day went absolutely perfectly! We couldn't have asked for anything more!

  2. The easel looks fun, the skirts are awesome and the hammocks look like so much fun! Glad you had a great Christmas.