Saturday, January 3, 2009

ChrisTmas Day!

Every time we get the gifts all laid out (w/ 4 kids & 4 adults). I always feel like we get MUCH more than we deserve.
It was a GREAT day of opening gifts...
Ryland and Sterling got some scooters and helmets/pads
Dacie had and ALL GIRL Christmas. It was soooo fun to get GIRL TOYS! This was the first year that gifts were ever feasible with her. We got crowns, and barbies, and cell phones, and strollers, and dolls, and brooms and vacuums, and a hoodie. IF you think getting these gifts was fun-- I LOVED shopping for a GIRL!
This is how Dacie looked for most of Christmas morn! What a GIRL!
Ryland has been begging Santa and his parents for a dog for the last 2 years. I found this dog that barks and wags his tail at a friends garage sale, and she just gave it to me. He was in reverent awe with it for most the morning.
Ironically Sterling's favorite gift was a McDonald's cash register I got at the same garage sale. The kids favorite toys were garage sale items. I know where to start shopping for next year. One man's trash is another man's treasure!
Meals were delicious today as well.
Cara and John made us a huge BRUNCH with eggs, and snowman biscuits, and orange juice, and applesauce, and sausage....
then the evening meal it was our turn and we had ham, and stuffing, and shrimp, and veggies, and sparkling cider....
not to mention the goodie plate that was constantly re-filled sitting on the counter all day!

The rest of the day consisted of me trying to "clean-up" after a SMASHING PARTY, some video game playing in our room, and the boys insistent on playing through their entire entourage of gifts at a fury of a pace (just in case they disappeared tommorow-you know!).
Dacie just took on and off her shoes, adding accessories and taking them off for most of the day.
Our living room had a permanent fixture added to it after Grandma Hutchings presents were unwrapped (An immediate FORT!) Sweet!
I got in some book reading and we played some board games LATE into the early morn!
What a wonderful Happy kind of DAY!
MeRRy ChRisTmas to ALL!


Gina Hallam said...

I'm so gealous that Cara and John didn't go to Emmett this year :( Okay, not gealous... I was bummed though. One of these days I'll get to see Cara again :D

I'm glad you had a good Christmas :D

kk Leilani said...

I love your Christmas. Looked and felt awesome to see and read about. I love you and Merry MErry Christmas! Happy New Year to you too!

Allison Barry said...

your kids are so sweet!!! i'm sorry we didn't get to see you guys while you were here. yes, we do need to have a throw-up discussion. i need tips, because nothing is helping.

Trezise Momma said...

Sounds like a fun Christmas day. I am with you, I love shopping for girl stuff!

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Oh you are so cute! love the new layout & music on your blog =)

and you should have about 10 e-mail from me in your inbox after all my pokeno stuff and now checking your blog. I'm not a spammer I promise! =)

Looks like you guys had an AWESOME Christmas! Your kids look like they're loving their toys & love the cute pjs. Glad to see your Santa found some good yard sale items this year--ours did too!

Happy New Year to the Sorensens!!!

Dawn said...

thanks for sharing your was so fun to see the kids and their Christmas at home! We are all so blessed!