Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Cheer

Christmas is over and surprisingly if feels soo good! Usually I am a little depressed when Christmas comes to an end, but this year it has felt a little more like a marathon to get there. I also have so many things coming up...I still have no time to breathe. This Christmas was so fun and eventful, I guess I just feel fulfilled!

Nick and I do every other year with the family festivities and this year it was all about the Weavers! Here is Nick and I sitting by the fire at his Dad's house on Christmas Eve

In their family, Christmas Eve tradition is to eat cold cut sandwiches, which were delicious and then make a 'Jesus cake' honoring the birth of Christ- a Jesus Birthday Cake! It is a tradition I still giggle at but know I will continue to carry out with my kids because not only is it fun, but it gives them an opprotunity to celebrate his birthday in their perspective (if that makes sense?). Here is a picture of a few of Teresa's kids that came down this year.

Austin and Daddy making/eating their cake

The Weaver house was a little bit crazy this year with all the people. The final tally came to 27 adults & kids + 5 babies under 2yrs that still were in highchairs! I wish I had gotten more pictures of the festivities but I guess that detail got lost in the shuffle of things over there. Here was the tree Christmas morning before all the presents got passed out.

We all opened our gifts one by one, which didn't exactly work out that way but we tried! It is always fun to watch people open the gifts you got them. Here is Austin waiting for his presents.

After the Weaver house we moved onto my mom's house for an afternoon session of opening gifts. It was nice to spend time with family all day. Here is my mom's tree

Forrest and Sarah waiting to open their pile!

They bought eachother the same movie- so cute!

Here is the jacket I bought Cristina from Banana Republic- one of my favorite Christmas finds!

One of Sarah's house decor presents we got her

Austin finally showing some excitment over a present! He was sick on Christmas Eve and day with a nasty chest cold, so opening gifts with him was more torture than exciting. Poor little guy...

my hubby and I

Forrest and Sarah right after she opening her big present, the beautiful necklace!

After presents at the Harris house we rushed back to the Weavers' in time for Christmas dinner, which was soo good. I think any meal is good if you finish it off with 6 different kinds of pie!

Here is my second favorite gift of the day.. The new mixer I wanted to bad- thanks Nick! He did good this year with all the fun stuff he picked out.

The shoes! I think Nick's family was a little shocked when I opened these shoes and I screamed in excitement...guess they are a little different but I love them.

The BEST gift of the whole day...

Nick passed the CPA!! It is nationwide exam you have to take to be a certified accountant...and it ain't easy to do!

I guess he found out a few days before Christmas and kept it in to surprise me. It was the best present ever and I might have cried a little when I opened it :) We have had this test hanging over our head/studying for it for almost 2 years and it is done! Now Nick will actually come home from work instead of staying to study until 11pm every night!

Overall our Christmas was so great. I loved seeing all the family that flew in town and feeling the holiday cheer!

1 comment:

The Crandall Clan said...

Ok so I musty have missed the shoes on face book. LOVE them. What did Ruthie think? I bet she liked them too. Little shoe queen is what Sarah and I like to call her. Any way it looks like you guys had a great Christmas! And congrats again on Nick passinf the CPA. Doesnt it feel good to have that behind you? :)