Saturday, December 27, 2008

We had a nice quiet Christmas with our little family. Although we missed being with our family in Utah, We enjoyed having no parties to be to and being able to spend the whole day in our pj's and watching movies.

We started off with Christmas Eve. Chris had to work a half a day in clinic so the kids and I cleaned the house getting ready for Santa to come. When Chris came home we finished up the cleaning and I was off to Walmart for some last minute Christmas Breakfast food. What a crazy place to be Chrismas Eve. I was amazed at how many people were buying a ham last minute. good thing I just needed milk and eggs.
Both mine and Chris' grandparents always throw a big Christmas eve dinner and so We thought because we can't be there with family we would make our own. Chris' request was to have steak like his family tradition so we had some great steak and potatoes. After dinner we quickly cleaned up and whipped up a batch of boiled raisin cookies for Santa and headed off to Longview lake with our new pj's and robes and a Christmas movie in the car to look at the Christmas in the park lights. We knew with it being Chrismas Eve that we would probably wait for a while so we were glad to enjoy "Buddy the Elf". We got home and put the kiddos snug in their beds, excited to see what the morning would bring.

We didn't realize that morning would come at 3:30. Ty came running in saying "Mommy he came!" I looked at the clock and told him that we needed to wait for a while so he could get his pillow and blanket and sleep on our floor until it was time. Little did I know that he would be asking me every time Chris or I would move he would ask "is it time?" he finally fell back asleep at 6:00 and we had to wake him up. Even though we got little sleep, It was fun because that was the first time Ty has been so excited like that about Santa.

Lucy got plenty of baby and princess stuff you could tell what pile was hers after everything was opened because it was just a big pink pile.

Here is our beautiful princess with her accessories. She was mad when she had to take them off for her bath.

Ty was the hardest to shop for. All he wanted was E.T. the movie, Candycanes on the Christmas tree, and a Moose paper to make a card. needless to say he got everything he asked for. Crazy kid. I was glad he was happy with the other gifts he got because anytime I would say Maybe Santa could bring that he would get mad and tell me the three things he wanted nothing else.

Santa enrolled him into an indoor soccer that starts the first of the year so he got his own soccer ball and cones.

We were very lazy all day watching our new movies, and eating. and eating, then we ate some more. It was a great Christmas, spending time with our little family and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holly Ball

Ever since we were married I have always told Chris "I can't wait until we have to go to some party and actually dress up" well last Saturday I got my wish. St. Luke's hospital was having a benefit dinner for a new women's center and one of the practices paid for two tables just for the Residents. Chris made the mistake of telling me about it and then asked if I wanted to! I knew that I could find a dress somewhere and I was thinking that It wouldn't be hard to find a black suit for Chris to borrow. Wow was I wrong! I found a dress for....wait for it....wait for it. $3.20! that is right, I was talking to my friend Jaime and she had mentioned try the salvation army. The thought never crossed my mind until then, and the next day I was off to find a dress. I found this dress and it was $6.40 but that day, all clothing happen to be 50% off. Wahoo! Luckily I didn't have more of a belly than I already do because there is no way I would have fit into that dress come another week or two. Chris' was another story, in the end we spent alot of money on his suit but at least he has something if we ever go to a black tie event again. So I'm thinking Happy birthday to me! I got a Black suit so We could get all dressed up and go to a ball :) We had a good time. It is so nice to have a live in babysitter to let us go out every once and a while. Thanks Robyn!

The things you are forced to do when you are out numbered by a bunch of girls!
Chris was a good sport by showing some manly leg!