Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Christmas Post

Christmas Eve is my very most favorite day of the year and this year it was extra fun.

We started or festivities by going sledding.

The kids were cold but I think they had fun.

Uncle Jon and Atty.

Mommy and Carly heading up the hill.

The highlight of the day for Bri was that she spotted a bald eagle is a nearby tree.

Next we headed back to my brother's house for dinner. I love Christmas Eve dinner. We all make our favorite appetizers, so dinner is things like stuffed mushrooms, Lil' smokies, bacon wrapped chestnuts, and dips. We also had chicken noodle soup made by my brother that was delicious.

Then the kids frosted some cookies for Santa.

Then the spoiling began. This year Christmas Eve was extra special because my whole family was together for the first time since my parents divorced 15 years ago. It was great. I just have so much fun with them and laughed so hard I cried.

The girls came in our room the first time at 4am. We had them get back in bed with us and manged to sleep a few more hours. They were so exited to see what they got.

Bri got her Microscope.

They both are very, very spoiled girls. We always say we aren't going to go overboard , but every year we do. They are just so cute we can't help ourselves.

For breakfast we headed to Jon's parents for Swedish pancakes and more presents. Here are the girls and their cousin Courtney.
We had a really great holiday. We are lucky to have great famlies and lots of love.

1 comment:

Rachel Banks said...

I love the pictures Alison. I can't believe they woke up at 4am! Oh, the innocence :)