Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas All {Wrapped} Up

Christmas with the Beightol's at Aunt Florence and Uncle Roger's house.

Boise State Bowl Game at the Weinmann's

What an amazing Christmas we had this year! We were together with family and friends, it snowed, and we received wonderful gifts!

Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa Hall's house.

Taylor taking on Papa Mack's tradition of reading Twas the Night Before Christmas

I can not believe it has come and gone already. It just seems like Halloween was yesterday. This year Ryan started to understand the REAL reason for Christmas. He was excited to buy for others, to wrap presents, receive presents but most of all he truly understood why we celebrate Christmas every year. On Christmas morning I over-heard him say "Happy Birthday Jesus." Way too sweet!
As much as we all love the holidays we all have to agree that the true meaning gets SOOOOO over shadowed by making sure our children have the "latest and greatest" on Christmas morning. And as usual my children didn't go without this year! But at least somewhere inside of them they really do know the meaning for the holiday!

Christmas morning at Nana Cheryl and Papa Dick's BEFORE the chaos began.

Having Christmas via i-chat with the Florida Beightols...what will technology come up with next!?!?!?

Ryan has hardly taken off his football pads.

Mr. Bruns...I had better find your number really soon! It is bad enough having to buy Husky stuff...but Jake Locker?? Come on...that is a TOTAL slap in yours AND Kellen's face! have brainwashed my daughter too!!


Lolli said...

That is so awesome that you were able to spend Christmas morning with Brandon across the country. Technology is awesome (if you know how to use it).

I am proud of you for buying a little purple and gold. I am a neutral fan since the Eastern Eagles aren't in the same league. ;)

I'm glad you all had another great Christmas!!

Lynn said...

How cool to have Christmas together even though you were 3000 miles apart!!! Hope the rest of your break is great!

Alissa and baby Brody said...

I agree, I cant believe that Christmas has already come and gone...December went by way too fast! It looks like everyone had a great time though, that is so sweet what your son said, hes growing up!

cassi said...

I can't believe how grown up Taylor is... I remembe babysitting for Lusks and seeing her playing in your backyard with her blonde little curls... she is such a pretty girl! Looks like you guys had a fun Christmas!!! :)

Shannon said...

Im so NOT okay with that huskey gear near little cougar offspring!!! ;)