Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas weekend.  Scott worked all weekend but we made it work.  Friday evening the girls and I went with Heather to watch Dolphin Tale.  Great family movie.  Emma walked out and said, “See, that taught us it’s important to take care of hurt people.”  I was just telling my aunt (who is also a nurse) I wouldn’t be surprised if she became a nurse. 

Saturday afternoon we enjoyed a Christmas Eve service at church.  I loved the opening video and they finished off with a great a capella version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Saturday evening we had Christmas Eve at my parents’.  The kids got lots of American Girl and art supplies.  Mom gave me a bunch of stuff for the house.  Mainly, the hardware and fabric for the curtains in our bedroom and a new bench for our bathroom.

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Saturday evening I decorated the living room while Scott was at work.  Last year I put up some snowflakes but I decided to step it up.  Since our plans were to wake up the girls super early so Scott could get in from work and get to sleep, I knew it would be dark so I decided to string lights across the living room and hang the snowflakes from there.  I loved it so much I sat out and read in the recliner late that night.

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Christmas morning the girls were up as soon as they heard the front door squeak.  They normally sleep right through Scott coming in from work.  They were shocked by the lights and had a great time opening their gifts. Lots of American Girl this year.  I was ecstatic to be able to give them a set of baby dolls we thought were out of stock everywhere until January.  I found them on eBay just last week.  I had hoped they’d give me a YouTube worthy reaction.  They were happy but we’re not going viral with it.  Still, I was happy to give them what they wanted.  Scott surprised me with a 24” monitor which I’m currently enjoying while I type this.  Do you know how many Pinterest pictures fit on a 24” screen??

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We wrapped up Christmas Eve by watching Yes, Virginia and having some Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.  I’m telling you, this stuff is GOOD.

Sunday afternoon after Scott was up we went to his parents’ for Christmas.  We had a yummy steak dinner and enjoyed opening presents.

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Last night we took it easy since Scott was working and watched Soul Surfer with Heather since she’s never seen it.  The kids were exhausted after being up at 5:30am and were out like lights as soon as it was over.

It’s been a great holiday season.  We’re so blessed with family, friends, wonderful presents for each other, health and time with each other.  God has been so good to us and I’m so thankful.

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