Sunday, December 28, 2008

Under the Tree

This is what was under the tree for me this year ;)
Merry Christmas to me....



*EDIT*
Our Christmas was AMAZING! We had such a great time with both of our families. We spent Christmas eve with TJ's Dad and his family up in Park city. We went up in the morning and had a great time taking family pictures, opening presents, and just catching up. That night, my family came up for dinner, games, presents and some GREAT family time. I cooked dinner-this was so exciting for me because I haven't really cooked in months!! I made a Ham, scalloped potatoes, pear and goat cheese salad, garlic carrots, rolls (my mom made the rolls :) and then we had an ice-cream bar after. After that we opened presents and then made up a plate of cookies and milk for Santa, sprinkled reindeer food for the Santa's reindeer, and watched Joy to the World and then put the kids to bed. Then all of us adults played Mexican Train...my new favorite game! I love my family so much and am SO glad they were able to come up so that we could spend time together.


The next morning, we got up and opened presents-just our little family. TJ and I LOVED seeing the looks on the kids faces when they first walked into the room! They loved going through their stockings, and opening all of their presents. My favorite was when TJ opened his blue ray player. He had NO idea that he was getting it and I loved seeing how excited he was ;)

After opening all of our presents we went over to TJ's mom's house and had opened more presents and had a yummy breakfast. TJ's family is SO much fun to be around! It was so much fun to hang out with all of them!
While TJ and his fam went to an afternoon movie, I took the kids to my Grandma's house to visit. It has been a tradition for as long as I can remember to go up to my Grandma's and this is the last year she is having everybody over. It was great to see my uncles and cousins-people I don't see often enough!
After visiting my Grandmas, we came home and and played games and hung out with my hubby's fam. We played a game called Curses and it was HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for a great day guys!

Last but NOT least, we took family pictures today at TJ's mom's house. Craig's daughters Julie and Christie came this weekend and since it is rare for EVERBODY to be together, we decided record this day. We a had a great dinner prepared by Karen and then we spent the rest of the night just spending time together!

9 comments:

Marianne said...

Fun! Can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures you'll be taking with that. About getting together- definitely! Noah wants to play with Drew soooo bad. Everyday he says "guess what...I'm going to Drew's house today!" Then I tell him not until after Christmas. Well, now that Christmas is over he's really expecting to go. Next week would be good. I'm sick right now, so hopefully by then I'll be better. I'm glad you had a fun Christmas!

Becki said...

Wow. Merry Christmas to you!! You deserve it though! Sounds like it was a busy but fun couple of days for you! I can't wait to see the masterpieces you whip up with your new camera! How fun that you were able to host such a yummy dinner at your brand new house! Your boys look adorable as always. Glad you had a fun Christmas...

Sarah said...

I'm glad you had such a fun Christmas! Now that it's over, let's get together! I want to come see your house, take some scrappin' lessons, etc, etc, etc. I'll email you after the new year!
P.S. Abby will probably be a future student of yours. How old do they need to be? She has told me over and over again: I want to learn EVERY instrument. We are starting with the piano soon, (Debbie) but the violin will be a fun one too!

Jim's Photo Blog said...

Ok !
So who is the Fat, Old, Bald guy?
Great pictures linds...
Love Ya
DAD

DeNae said...

I really love your blog, Lindsay! You are such a talented photographer, like everything else you do! I think your husband's mom should make some of those faces at the MTC cameramen - really add some pizzazz to Music and the Spoken Word! Thanks for the Lamaze help on my blog; would you believe when I got up this morning Shelby the neighbor was already here and they were PLAYING PHASE 10??? The sad thing about my blog is that every syllable is true...

The Skinners said...

Merry Christmas! Im glad you got your camera, thats very exciting. Looks like you had fun with the kids too.

Becki said...

Hey Linds! Thanks for the info. I actually started a 365 photo thing myself this year but will definitely look into the weeds and wildflowers spin. I created a blog for mine tonight (it's in the very rough stages but check it out www.mylifeinpicturez.blogspot.com)I definitely think you should create a blog for yours too. I'd love to see what you do!

Jenn J. said...

Fun Christmas! I love the pictures. You capture the cutest things. I loved reading about your guy's fun holiday. Oh, and add me to the "want to see your house/learn everything you know" list. Please. Thank you.

Rozalyn said...

You guys looked like you had so much fun! I can't believe you got that camera, I am a little jealous!! I can totally get you some scentsy stuff just let me know what you want and I can order it for you!