Holiday Update

What a slacker! I haven’t posted in almost a month. For good reason though. The holidays for one and my Mom was here for two weeks and the kids were home all day, everyday! So here is what we’ve been up to for the past few weeks:

1) Attending school Christmas parties

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Kevin the Elf performing either the “12  days of Christmas” or “We Wish you a Merry Christmas”

2) Reading lots of books

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And generally being silly

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Like I said…

3) Having fun with Grammy

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She got to be the princess

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And she got to be silly with us!

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We made lots of gingerbread and decorated them…and tried to get a nice picture of all of us decorators…

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And tried….

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and tried………..and gave up!

4) Had a fantastic Christmas Eve and Day

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The gang all ready to eat Christmas Eve finger foods, picnic-style

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Me and the fam

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After reading and acting out the true meaning of Christmas

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Three happy kids in new jammies

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All the loot waiting to be opened. And this is with only giving one gift to each kid!!! Yikes!

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All the stockings hung (ahem), sat with care

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Kevin with his present from Santa (which he broke already)

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Tasha’s present from Santa

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Meet Annabell…our new mouser (Tiger disappeared just after Thanksgiving while we were out of town and Tasha has been distraught ever since)

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Annika’s present from Kevin (these present pics are more for my journaling)

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Annika got a kitty too!

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Kevin got Ammon’s old G.I. Joe tanker thingy (from when Ammon was a little guy)

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Tasha hanging out with Annabell

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Kitty sittin pretty

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Sisters snuggling

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Where’s Annika?

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Peekaboo!

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Cute Santa-girl!

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Kevin with all his goodies

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Tasha and her stuff

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Annika with her fun new things

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Sitting down to Christmas dinner

5) Celebrated the Savior’s birth

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His birthday cake

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6) Played in the snow

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Where’s Kevin?

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There he is! By the time they were done burying him, you couldn’t even see him!

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The snow came about 5 days late (we had a green Christmas), but at least it was still the Christmas season and boy was it beautiful!

7) Celebrated Grammy’s birthday

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The girls

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Special Kevin-Grammy time

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Grammy got a pedicure at the TKA Spa (Tasha, Kevin, Annika Spa)

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Carrot cake cheesecake time! Annika blew out the candles before we stopped singing!

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Goofballs on a couch

8) Had a fun, relaxing Sunday

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All dressed up for Sunday

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Mommy and daughter

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Aren’t we lovely?

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Ammon self-portrait

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Self-portrait part 2

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Our little candy cane girl

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