Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Day After Christmas

It's all over. The big day came and went. 
 As Matthew insisted, it was our best ever. This is a picture I took Christmas Eve of the kids with the new tree. Do they look excited?
 We had a great afternoon of unwrapping, eating, visiting and playing. The boys had a goal of staying in their pajamas. Mission accomplished. Even out there with the remote control cars.
 This morning we woke up to snow. Lots and lots of snow, it hasn't stopped all day. Our neighbors had their razor out spinning around in the snow. Matthew was lucky enough to be invited.
 Brittany spent the day like this. Under her new blanket, with either a new book or the new family tablet with her new phone nearby so she could text her BFF. All day long.
The boys have done legos, played new Wii games, built all sorts of things. We had a great visit from Oma and Opa which I failed to document to make it all last longer. We still have lots of treats, lots of fun stuff to play with so I really don't mind if the snow keeps falling and we all stay right here until next year!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas at The Grand

 This morning we had breakfast with my family at The Grand. This is the third year we have gone thanks to Grandma and Grandpa and it has really become one of our favorite Christmas events. Maybe it is because it give us a chance to take a great picture like this one while we all are looking cute!  Part of the fun of visiting The Grand is that William's younger sister works there so we always get to see her and have her take some pictures.
 After breakfast we always check out the beautiful windows that end with a treat from the lovely French bakery. This one Brittany is looking at is Christmas in Mexico.
 Then they always have an amazing gingerbread house. This is just the back!
 Then we visit the toy store dreams are made of. Matthew loves Knex, keep dreaming kid!
 My little family by one of the gorgeous trees. I promise I didn't break Josh's little head during the picture.
We were even visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus at breakfast! Such a great morning filled with great memories!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Decorate the Gingerbread!

Poor neglected little blog! But now it is the holidays I have to blog some of the fun or we might not remember we had it right? First up, the yearly gingerbread village. I was worried this would be the year I couldn't find the perfect pre-made village I always buy but Target came through once again. We love this one because it has the perfect amount of houses for our family. So we don't have to share. We are rotten that way. It is awfully fun to see what everyone comes up with.
The Village Christmas 2012!