Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Six Christmases... Yes, Six.

Wow... We are exhausted!  Our Christmas festivities started on the 23rd.  First, the girls had their party at Annie's house.  Mike and I picked them up after lunch and headed to his parents' house for Christmas with them. 

And so it began...





Uncle Matt helped Taylor open a present.


The girls made some ornaments for Gramma Karen


My beautiful princess in her new dress-up clothes :o)


After dinner, the kiddos played with their toys for a little bit before heading to bed.  Then, the adults played the traditional game of BINGO!  Mike and I won some pretty awesome prizes!

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On Christmas Eve, Mike and I picked the girls up from his parents' house and headed north to visit my parents.

I made New England Potato Soup for lunch... with help from my lovely assistant!




The boxes were just as cool as the presents!

Uncle Shane-O got J a cool penguin backpack!  She loves to play school now.

Mom loved the purse I made for her.

Taylor had a little snack with Shane.


It has been a family tradition since Shane and I were kids to get a new pair of PJs on Christmas Eve.


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The girls opened their last box on Christmas Eve.

Blogger thought this picture of Santa's cookie plate would look better if turned.  Thanks, Blogger.

J left cookies and milk for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph.

Their first glimpse of presents!





Jaden picked out a new tool set for her Dad!

She picked out sand art for me!  I can't wait to do this with her :o)

Shane still has to sit at the kids' table :o)

Jude even got a little surprise in his stocking!
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After opening presents at our house, we went back to Garrett for Christmas brunch at Gramma and Grampa's house.


The gift of the year... BABY BELLE!



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On the 26th, we went to Grandma Teders's house.


We had a GREAT holiday!  The only gift I would like to return is all of the yummy food!  My waistline and jeans are NOT happy with me... but that is what New Year's resolutions are for, right?  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas as well!

7 comments:

amanda bee said...

whew - what a busy christmas season you guys had! i LOVE jaden's smile in the backpack picture - so so cute!

michael is shy about showing pictures of his tattoos - so i can't share his rose - but it looks just like mine only bigger, not pink and it's on his shoulder. :-)

Dollface said...

I am loving these big sister and little sister PJS!!! Adorable :) xxxooo

Kristen said...

great pics, the girls pj's are adorable! And I love the Christmas tree with the santa hat on it, so cute!

btw you're one tough chick to go running through freezing cold water in shorts & a tank top! YIKES!

Kelly said...

Dang woman!! You were quite the busy family this Christmas! I LOVE the pic of T in the box.

Llama said...

6 Christmases?! WOW!!!! So fun! I love those sister pjs! Super adorable!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Great pictures and super cute kids!!! I would be so exhausted after 6 Christmases but it looks like you and a lot of fun and look beautiful in all. Merry Christmas.

Lora said...

What a fun & love filled Christmas for you and your family. Those big/little sister jammies are so cute! We use to get jammies every Christmas eve as well,and now my kids do :)