Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Our Christmas

On Christmas Eve, we drove up to Tremonton to spend the evening and Christmas morning with Tim's family. While we were there Tim was looking through the local newspaper at the letters to Santa. Tim came across this letter to Santa from his niece, Madison.

click on the picture to read her letter.

After we had dinner Keri Beth put together a cute scavenger hunt for the kids to find their new Christmas Pajamas. I tried to get a picture of the girls in their Christmas Pajamas, and well, this is the best that I could get.

After we got the kids in their PJ's, we had our traditional Christmas program followed by one hilarious rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. After that, we played some games that Tim's mom had prepared. Those games included The Price is Right, which we won a box of goldfish, and Lego fruit sacks. (figures since those are always on our grocery list) We also played Little Einsteins BINGO.

Here are a few more pictures from that night.


We were a little worried how the kids would do sleeping together in the same room, but they both did great with one exception. That night Tim was sick and was snoring in his sleep. This woke Drew up and caused Drew to stir a bit. That caused Addison to stir and say half asleep, "Drew don't, don't Drew!" It was hilarious. I was worried that they might not go back to sleep, but within seconds everyone was sound asleep again.

Christmas morning we woke up bright and early at 7:00. Tim's family did that for us since we had to be to my parents house around 11:00. As you can see from the picture below, Addison wasn't ready to get up.

We always have so much fun watching Tim's nieces and nephew on Christmas morning.

Here are some pictures of the girls Christmas morning at Tim's parents house.

After we finished opening presents, the snow was starting to come down. It was blowing really hard and Tim and I weren't sure if we would be able to make it down to my parent's house, but we decided that we had to try. Tim's mom packed us up some food, blankets and some other things just in case we got stuck. The hardest part of the drive was just getting from Tim's parents house to the freeway, but even the freeway was really bad until we got to Ogden. (that's Tim's account anyway. I wouldn't know since I feel asleep right when we got on the freeway!) Eventually we made it to my parent's house and had a wonderful Christmas breakfast with my family.

Addison loved opening presents and was more than happy to help Drew open hers. We would ask her if she wanted to help Drew open her gifts, and she would immediately start unwrapping. Once she finished opening Drew's present she would show it to Drew and say, "Drew, cute!"

Tim and I thought this picture was so cute of Addison playing with her new kitchen from Grandma and Grandpa Wright.

Although we had a wonderful Christmas we really missed Mary, Cameron and Hudson. We were sad that we couldn't celebrate Christmas with them this year.

9 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh that letter is the funniest thing ever. Looks like you guys had a really fun time!

The Morris Family said...

Thanks for taking the picture of her letter. I forgot about it and the paper got thrown in the garbage. I will have to get a copy of it from you guys. I hope you guys are surviving all of the snow, sounds like you have been getting a lot! Take care!

The Calls said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!

Jake, Teylor and Walker said...

I love the picture with Addie and her kitchen - SO CUTE. i was going to tell you they have really cute kitchen stuff at Ikea - I was there today. Lots of cute metal pots and pans...you should go there:)

Cam and Mary said...

Oh Madison! I love Addie's kitchen! So cute! Very cute pictures from Christmas. We missed you too!

The Royal Family said...

Drew Don't Drew Don't... I laughed!

Callisters said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. Your girls are darling!

Emily said...

Okay, I've been out of it, so I'm commenting on lots! I'm glad your holidays were good:) The pictures are all so cute. The Christmas one of you & Addison is beautiful:) You need to keep the one of all the women with their little babies. That's classic! I love the crazy outfits. Your girls are still so adorable & little Drew is getting so big:) Hope all is well!!

The Fletchers said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! I feel like I haven't seen you guys forever. We need to get together soon.