THIS IS ALL FOR MY JOURNAL...SO YOU MAY SKIP OVER! IT'S BORING!
This year, we thought we'd for sure spend Christmas at home and then go to my parents' house. But my mom was really wanting us to go there and Shawn had more days off work than normal, so we ended up going out there Wednesday night. My mom even came out and got our Santa gifts since they were a little big this year (Brinley got a bike). Yeah...she really wanted us there!
Christmas Eve, my brother and his family came and my sister, Tiff, brought a friend to spend Christmas with us. My other sister, Mandy, was already there. Shawn went with my brother and took the kids sledding. I REALLY need some sledding pictures! But I always stay home with Sadie. We had an early Christmas Eve dinner with a turkey and everything. Mom went all out. The highlight of the night was when J.J. & Kristy surprised us all that they were expecting a baby in July! That's so exciting!
Then, we had a program. We've never done it before, but it was actually really fun! Mandy played the piano a lot, Shawn sang with my mom, Cambree danced and showed up in every talent performance, J.J. played the guitar while his wife and Mandy sang, Brinley played the piano, Tiff's friend is a Native American and he told some cool stories, and then for the finale, me, Shawn, Brinley, Mandy, Tiff, and my dad did a 12 Days of Christmas skit. It's pretty funny!
Yeah...Shawn got all dressed up for the occasion. :)
Now, he's dressed up! That's better. :)
Then, the kids (and a few adults) got dressed up to do the Nativity play. Such a nice way to end the evening.
Christmas morning, we had German pancakes and then got to see what Santa brought us. The hit was definitely the Wii. I'm excited to actually play it (never had before) and hopefully get the Wii Fit someday. That was my reason for getting it. We also got Cambree an educational game...so there you go!
After the Santa thing, we bring out all the presents under the tree and go one-by-one opening them to see what we got each other. It takes a while and the girls were getting impatient!
After that, I came home and the adults (Shawn's brothers and wife) wanted to see a movie. So, we get our kids to bed and head out. SOLD OUT. Duh. We should've known! So no movie.
The next day was Layne's (our nephew) homecoming. He's a great kid and did an awesome job. I'm so glad he's set a good example for all the other cousins that look up to him.
We have a few more things coming up this week for New Year's. I'm glad about that. But it's sure nice to take a little break in between it all. Sadie needs a break too...