Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 2008











I realized that I never blogged about our Christmas! Those pictures will be coming as well, but here are the highlights!

Christmas Eve-day was spent at my grandmother's house, with a lot of people in a tiny house. It's always fun times!

We then headed off to church (after a special delivery!) and Caleb did pretty well at the family service. He got a little tired of listening to Daddy speak, and decided that singing "Frosty the Snowman" quite loudly during his prayer would be more entertaining! :) Nothing like the pastor's kid causing a disturbance!!

Matt had to stay for the late service, so we got our Slurpies in between. I also cashed the $10 I won on a scratch-off ticket given to me by one of my kids! We also did our other special delivery during that time. I headed home and played Santa setting up the toys, which was really fun!

Christmas morning, Caleb actually slept in a bit and we went downstairs around 8 a.m. As he descended the stairs and saw all of the toys, he said, "Wow!" I got it all on video! :) He enjoyed all of his toys, but his favorite was the rock quarry that has a crain and can even "blow up" some boulders! It's pretty cool, and Owen and Sara have enjoyed it as well!

We headed to my parents' house after eating a yummy breakfast of cinnamon rolls and monkey bread (very healthy, I know!). Caleb got lots of great presents from them as well. He especially loved all of the musical instruments...recorders, shakers made from gords, and let's not forget the bells!! (They are actually Owen's, but Caleb played with them the entire day!!)

We headed home after dinner time and spent some time putting toys away and packing for NC.

The next morning, my sister and I went shopping and got some great deals! I got 10 decorative boxes (the kind you don't have to wrap) for $1.50, which was exciting! I also picked up some cute wrapping paper. I always look for gifts for my volunteers and the people in Matt's office and was able to get a bunch for crazy cheap. I even found several games that were on clearance 50% off for some reason!

I have to say that the highlight of the day was the Plasma Car that I got for just $30 on clearance at Target! It was definitely a really great find. I'm going to save it for Easter.

Alright, now we are caught up to where I started with our NC trip! Sorry that these last few posts were out of order! :)

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