Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas 2016

Guess who snuck into our house on Christmas Eve and left all kinds of goodies?

(Yeah, you're seeing that right; we caught the big guy on camera!)

L was so excited, and was literally up at the crack of dawn. Thankfully my parents spent the night on Christmas Eve and are also early risers, so they hung out with him in the loft while we got another 20 minutes of sleep!

(That's L2 collapsed on the stairs in the background. Even on Christmas morning my middle child is not a morning person!)

L was the first one in the room, and was so excited to see that Santa had come. And see that bike in the corner? We had an almost crisis with that when L went into the garage on Christmas Eve and swore there was a bike in there. The bike had "disappeared" when he tried to show us, but Santa had left a note with it on Christmas morning. Apparently Frosty was suppose to hide the bike because Santa's sleigh was just getting way to heavy to carry everything, but I guess he didn't do a very good job. As soon as Santa and Frosty realized L may have seen it they swooped in and took the bike away, and when Santa left it for the morning he put a note on it explaining everything. 

As soon as we got the kids settled in opening stocking the adults got situated with coffee made with Kahlua, put some Christmas music on the speakers, and we spent the rest of the morning opening presents.

The boys got a lot of really nice things, including a wii and a ton of games from Santa, and they were all very grateful! After presents we made a big Christmas breakfast (including kringles, these delicious pastries that my sister sent us all the way from Wisconsin) and then just relaxed and let the kids open and play with all of their gifts.

Since we just do appetizers on Christmas Eve we usually make a big Christmas dinner. This year we moved away from the tradition stuff and S made tri-tip and we had Fleming's potatoes and creamed corn and rolls. It was amazingly good and we all ended the day stuffed and happy!

 Merry, merry Christmas from our family to yours! I hope everyone's hearts and home were filled with love this holiday!

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