Friday, December 31, 2010

It was a Very Merry Christmas!!

We were so pleased to have my mom visit us from Oregon this Christmas! It was our first time hosting family for the holidays since we got married 13 years ago! It was so nice to share with her the traditions I've started with my own family and see the joy on her face when she was with the children! The boys slept in until 7:00 and we rushed to open stockings and presents. We all must have been VERY good this year! ;) Afterwards we had Weston's brother's family over for brunch. I made homemade cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, peppered bacon, fresh fruit, juice and hot chocolate. We stayed in our jammies and relaxed all afternoon. Later that night we had a delicious Honey Baked Ham with garlic mashed potatoes, creamed corn, cinammon apples, and homemade rolls! Needless to say I was pooped by the end of the day! I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas as well!

All 3 boys with their cousin Ethan.

Building a gingerbread train with Grammy.

Logan was the 1st to find the pickle ornament hidden in the tree so he gets to open the 1st present on Christmas Eve!

Milk and cookies for Santa and we couldn't forget the reindeer!

Santa brought Grammy a stocking!

Modeling her new headband and scarf!

Santa brought the Big boys Nintendo DS's this year.

I LOVE my new boots Weston got me! Is he trying to tell me he's into biker chicks? ;)

In addition to a beautiful mom surprised me with my great grandmother's gorgeous ring! It is so elegant and timeless and I'm so proud to wear this family heirloom...maybe I'll have a daughter to pass it on to someday! ;)

Finishing off our brunch with some yummy hot chocolate.


Tawnya said...

How fun! I am so glad you had a fantastic Christmas. That ring is so beautiful. Happy New Year!

Andi said...

Your mom seems like a fun lady! And the biker outfit... I guess Wes knows what he likes? ;)

Mindi said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas at your house! I love the picture of the boys with their swords. So fun. I made the mistake of doing breakfast and dinner in the same day only ONCE. Since then I have stayed with the tradition I grew up with. A big breakfast late in the morning and then snacks and leftovers the rest of the day! I do not like being in the kitchen all day:) So, Weston likes Biker chicks...what I want to know is if you like being a biker chick??

kellie said...

Fun pictures, so glad to hear you had family visiting. Its fun to be alone and have a simple Christmas, and then fun to be the hostess and make yummy food for everyone!

Jen said...

What a beautiful ring...and how special. Glad you guys had such a wonderful Christmas!