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Monday, April 13, 2015

Christmas 2014

We actually had to wake the boys up Christmas morning, which was a good thing because I don't like to miss the boys' faces when they see what Santa brought them.  The boys had been really wanting the Lego Millennium Falcon so they were very excited to see they finally got it.



Flash Rider 360 for Brody

A skateboard for Trevor

Stocking time


 Jason had said something about this type of hat with the ball on the top.  However, I thought they were quite girly until he showed me that it was the NFL hat and all of the players were wearing them.  So now it is his turn.

This year the boys' school had the Christmas Store.  I have so memories about me shopping at the store when I was little.  I loved doing it.  I gave them both some money and off they went.  It was the cutest thing when they came home with their presents.  They couldn't wait to wrap their presents for all of us.  They are also in to Rainbow Looms so Jason and I both received several new creations.

Trevor's gifts to Jason and I.

Allye even got some new presents.


My Sports Mom necklace that Trevor picked out all by himself.

A Great Father's ornament.

A dolphin necklace from Brody

Some cool Star Wars shoes.


 Brody bought Trevor some fake fingers to wear.

Yeah, for a Blake Bortles jersey

Can you tell they are excited about their iPad minis?

After cleaning up a little, the boys had a blast trying out all of their new toys.

Brody received a microscope and of course Nini, the science teacher, had to come over and check it out and help him figure all of the stuff out.



Later that afternoon, we headed out to Jason's mom's house for Christmas.

Unfortunately Daniel, Jessica, Caleb and Madison were in Poland so we did a little FaceTime with them as they showed us their snow they were getting.












We had an awesome Christmas and God has definitely blessed me with a wonderful family that I could spend the entire day with.  God is good!!  Merry Christmas to all!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Christmas Eve 2014

In keeping with our annual tradition, we headed to my parents' for Christmas Eve dinner and then to open presents.  The kids are always so excited for this time - for the food right?  Who am I kidding?  They can't wait to open presents and I think my mom is just as excited.








After a great meal, mom read the Christmas story.  Then it was present time



Looks like an accident waiting to happen.


Watching Papa open his presents.


Uncle Chris made these boys quite happy with some cool teeth and other great fun items.



A new scooter

A Wii U for both of the boys.

It's time for us to get ready for Santa and his reindeer.  They are setting out food for the reindeer.  We weren't sure if the bowls would stay put for the reindeer because it was very windy that night, but we put a rock in each bowl just to make sure.

All ready for Santa.


This our new addition this year - our travel tree in the front pool table room.  I was so excited with how it turned out.

The boys were in bed by 10ish so not too bad.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The start of Christmas break

We were all pretty excited to be on Christmas break.  We had a few things planned but mostly just to take it easy.

Sunday before Christmas

Look at this cheesy grin from Trevor - just want to squeeze those cheeks.




Such loving brothers - sometime!!


Our first day of Christmas break, I decided to take the kids ice skating.  They had never been and I haven't ice skated in about 18 years.  I was really nervous that I would fall and make a fool of myself with my boys out there.  Thankfully I didn't fall and still skated somewhat decent.

The boys were so excited to be doing something new.  I wasn't sure how Brody would take it since he likes to be good at everything.  We were all bundled up - even though it wasn't cold outside at all.

I rented one of these so the boys could get the hang of the ice and not get too frustrated.  It was well worth the $5.

Brody was determined to get the hang of it.  He did get a little frustrated because he wasn't going fast.  After I tried to explain a couple of things he felt better and skated better.

Isn't this the cutest thing?


No tears for our 1st ice skating adventure.

On Tuesday, we had Ava over to make Christmas cookies.  It's always a fun time with these 3 kids