Christmas Vacation

I’m afraid I don’t have very many photos to show of Christmas. We had a great two weeks with the kids off of school. I didn’t feel nearly as prepared and relaxed as normal since being sick for the first week of December and then not having any energy the second week. The kids spent a lot of time playing and using their imaginations. We had one super-fun day full of movies, playing in the snow (with the dog), hot chocolate and some other activities. Ammon came down with a cold on Christmas Eve, so that made things not quite the same and then Christmas morning we got quite a surprise….

I awoke to the sound of children and looked at the clock with a shock to see it was after 7am. Ammon and I had both woken up around 3 am and had gone into a deep sleep afterwards so we didn’t even hear the kids. I hurried out into the family room and saw our little sweethearts opening their stockings with looks of joy on their faces. I asked if they were having fun and then walked over to the tree to find ALL OF THE PRESENTS OPENED!!!!! Even one of Ammon’s was open. I was appalled and upset and just plain ole sad. We’re not one of those, gocrazyandeveryonedivein kind of families. We the drink hot chocolate and eat croissants while we watched everyone open a present, one at a time, so that we can enjoy and appreciate the gifts given and received. I confiscated all of their gifts for a while and had no desire to do anything Christmasy. After an hour or so, I was calm enough to see things rationally, so we returned their gifts and opened our things (what was left of them). The rest of the day was much better than the first hour, I’m happy to say. =)

The day after Christmas, we had a hang out and do nothing kind of day and boy was it fun. We just ate, watched movies, ate some more and spent time together. I love vacations!

Snow day. I buried the kids in the snow, while our furry friend watched on…

Rocky enjoying the fresh snow. He pulled each of the kids down the hill on the sled and then wrestled with us in the snow. He loves catching snowballs and eating them if you throw them to him.

Us on Christmas Eve…ready to eat!

Me and my girl

We’re not sure who this kid is!

Mother and daughter

Ummm, OUCH!

The grub….or most of it anyway

Chow time!

Showing off new jambes






  1. Kylene

    Oh! I’m sad we didn’t have more time to talk so you could tell me about YOUR Christmas. I made a frowny face when I read about what the kids did…I would have been upset too. But I’m glad your day still turned out nice. 🙂

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