Wednesday, December 31, 2014

GG & Papa Don's Christmas

The Sunday after we celebrated Christmas at my grandparents house.

 We had two new babies join the family.  One of them joined the family the day after Christmas and I can't wait to meet her.  We have yet to do so!

 He was excited about something...The kids all opened their gifts and stocking....of course spoiled as usual. I believe there were cars, tool sets, new bag, crafts, outdoor toys...and so on :)   My grandparents gave Kooper his annual snowflake yearly ornament.  Love these!!!!

 The infamous traveling topsy turvy's

On a side note, we did a short Christmas with my friend Dorothy--it is always good to see her and catch up.  She of course spoiled the kids with gifts....A new glow in the dark turtle watch for Hunter and a Pink Pashmina (I just have to use that word) for Reanna.  She also gave them a set of books that she used to read all the time as a kiddo.  They are large chapter books but Reanna is ready to dig in :)

~So thankful for our family and friends. Love our time spent together and grateful for all the kids.  We are extremely grateful for the biggest gift of all--Our Savior Jesus Chris.  The real Reason for the Season. Farewell to 2014!~

Christmas Day

The kids for some reason slept in Christmas as soon as they woke up they opened gifts from Santa.

 Santa brought Hunter a new Transformer and a DVD player (and other odd and end stuff too)
 And he brought Reanna a new CD player for her room and a grown up hair straightener 
 Later in the day we headed to Nana and Papas, the kids opened up gifts from Aunt Amber and Uncle Jesse.
 On Christmas Day usually who ever is available we get together for lunch and a few gifts.

 Ornery written all over his face.
 Cade's First Christmas

 My parents repurposed an end table and made it into a lego table.  The kids love it!

Christmas Eve

 Our annual Christmas Eve Tradition---Candlelight service, supper and gifts with our immediate family.

The kids did get a little Christmas Eve morning Donut
 Getting ready for the candlelight service---My FAVORITE service!
 I didn't even ask them to pose like this!

 The kids decided on their own that this year we would open presents oldest to youngest...Papa Ray was first.

Daddy got a new guitar for Christmas.
 And a homemade snowman by Sissy.

 Hug and Hide Olaf!

 Reanna's expression after she found out she was going to Cirque De Soleil with Uncle.
 Nana getting her new Kitchen Aid Mixer --so she will keep making cakes :) 
 Steve and I got tickets to the KU-OU basketball game from my parents.  We are heading to Allen Fieldhouse in a few short weeks... Rock Chalk

 Getting ready for Santa Claus

 Olaf's last hiding spot of the season.  See you next year!

The children were all nestled...all snug in their beds....