Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas has come and gone...what a great holiday

So another Christmas has past and what great memories we have from this one.
On Christmas Eve we received another huge downpour of snow. We ended up this week with just over 40 cms of snow, all in one week, that is incredible for us on the coast! We played for most of the day in the snow and had such a great time.

Once everyone was out of the snowsuits and settled I started on the evenings prep. Cooking, cooking, and more cooking! We had such a great Christmas eve feast. I tried a new recipe for Shrimp rangoons and they were quite a hit.

I had to go out and pick up my Mom from work because her car wouldn't make it in the snow. She has a spyder and it is too low to get through all the snow on the side streets. So once she was here we continued to prep until my sister, her boyfriend Craig and Rorys sister and dh arrived. Then we ate, and ate, and ate!
They played some Wii
and horsed around until it was time to get the cookies and milk for Santa

and then off to bed for the little ones. I honestly thought we would be doing the bedroom shuffle for hours, you know, in bed, out of bed, back to bed, and so on, but I was pleasantly surprised to find both boys asleep in about 15 minutes, they were definitely exhausted. The adults then played some poker, ate some more and then were in bed early too. We were all really tired.

Tracy and Craig were not staying over like my Mom but had strict orders to be here by 6:30 on Christmas morning. We had told Trevor that he had to stay in bed until 6:30, they came close, they were both out of bed at 6:20 and then the fun began!
It took some time to get through most of the presents as everyone went overboard. Oh what fun we had :)
We always have Christmas breakfast and then rush out to Rorys Moms house for afternoon fun but this year we stayed home. Too many accidents and way too much snow it just wasn't worth it. So we had a really fun day playing with our toys, staying in our pj's and just relaxing. We finally got dressed for dinner around 4 (it was a late dinner because when I took the bird out of the fridge it was still frozen, it had been in there de-thawing for two days, not sure what happened). They were so cute in their Christmas sweaters.

So since that dinner we have been eating Turkey like crazy, we finally made it out to Rorys Moms on Saturday (it snowed again all day on Boxing day), and have really just been relaxing and playing with toys.

funny story about the DS, get into in just a bit.

I was spoiled this year as well. Both my sister and Rory got me tickets to a Canucks game so I get to go to 2 different games in January. My Mom surprised me with a ticket to Vegas and tickets to see Elton John in early Feb (Oh I can't wait!!!!!!) I was also lucky to receive some new cricut cartridges and the cricut jukebox, I will probably open my toys tonight.
So it should stay quiet and relaxing for the entire week and I hope to get some scrapping done as well, in between the board games with the boys and playing in the snow.
I have also listed some auctions on ebay this week.
My Let it Snow layout is listed, you can check it out here:
as well I have listed a 20 page custom layout auction and the bid amount is still really low, it's a really great deal, you can find this one here.

Finally the mean parent DS story, actually I think Santa was playing a trick.
We opened all the presents with the exception of a couple grown up ones left. Trev turns to Ror and I saying (almost in tears) that Santa must have forgotten the DS. He has asked only for this since earlier this year, it is the only thing he really wanted. Anyway we don't know what to say because he's right all the presents are gone and he hasn't opened a DS. We know its behind the couch, we didn't want him to see it so we hid it until the very end. Well I am sorry the camcorder wasn't working because this was the reaction of a lifetime. We all start walking away like we are done when my sister throws some paper at Rory on the couch, then Rory finds the lost present. Once Trevor opens it the screaming doesn't stop, "he didn't forget, he didn't forget", it was priceless.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well!


Kathy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. It's always so much fun when the kids are little. It's even fun when they are big, just a different kind of excitement!

SassySashadoxie said...

What a great holiday. The kids are so cute.

Crystal Raen said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful holiday! I love crab rangoon :-)

Hollie said...

okay i absolutely love how you put your Christmas cards above your window like a valance! Love it!
I'm gonna do that next year now that I saw it in your photos!

great family pics!

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

Thanks to everyone for such nice comments.
The kids are definitely a blast at this age, makes you feel like a kid again for sure.
I started the valance thing with the cards simply due to lack of space, thanks for the compliment :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wow! That was an impressive pile of presents you had there!

Looks like a terrific Christmas!

Happy New Year!