Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

We are so excited around here for the big day. In fact, the boys got Santa's plate with cookies and his glass of milk ready for him yesterday because they are so excited. We have fun plans for today and tonight and I can't wait to watch the boys' excitement tomorrow.

I haven't blogged in a while and we have done tons of stuff since then but here is a quick rundown of a few of the highlights.

Last week we had some friends from school (most of whom happen to be neighbors as well) over for a little afterschool party. The kids all got to make a reindeer cookie, color a Christmas coloring page and then just played. It was lots of fun and included a funny face making contest:

Last Saturday some of our friends had us over for a Gingerbread House making party. They had really nice kits for us to use-better than any other kit I have ever used. Jack was my partner and Nathan and Josh were partners. I had so much fun. In fact after everyone else was done decorating I was till going just because I was enjoying myself so much.

This family also lives on "Christmas Card Lane"- a group of streets near us that all go all out for Christmas. Their claim to fame is that they all have wooden cutouts of familiar characters in their front yards along with Christmas lights and decorations. They have everything from Superman to Veggie Tales, Peanuts Characters to Monsters Inc, 101 Dalmations, Star Wars, Spiderman, Wall-E, space shuttles, and the traditional nativity. There are probably at least 100 houses that participate. It is a lot of fun to see.

We have also had fun taking treats to our neighbors and I just had to take a picture because I thought they turned out so cute. I have loved seeing the boys get so excited to deliver them-I think when we do that they can feel that great Spirit of Christmas feeling that we all know and love.

Those are a few highlights of our last week or two. It has been like a non-stop party around here. Josh finally had to make me cut things off of my list of things I wanted to do this Christmas because there wasn't enough time to do everything I wanted to. Thanks Josh! We have also had some nice family time snuggling and watching movies, and things.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are having fun with your boys, as always! Grammy and Grampy said it was so fun to have them in town!! Can you email me your new address in CA? I'd like you send you a belated-Christmas card. My email is