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Sunday, January 18, 2009


I tryed uploading more pics but once again this is all I got! It is getting really frustrating! But atleast this is something:) We had a wonderful Christmas this year! We spent it with just ourselves and I think that was a first.....we have always been with some extended family! It was great to be able to hang our stocking on the chimminy with care(sorry couldn't get the pic to upload!) and be able to stay in our jammies all day:) We just played games together and played with new toys, it was alot of fun! We always tell the story of Jesus the night before Christmas so that it can sink in and we can really feel the spirit of Christmas. Christmas morning the excitement is too much to be able to calm down for a spiritual story so we let the kids go crazy and have fun!

I was totally spoiled this year by my hubby! He got me the Cricut Expressions and alot of scrapbooking stuff(thanks to Adrie:) and also a Micheal Buble Christmas cd! I also got alot of wonderful framed pics from my mother in law, they were awesome, thanks so much!

Jason was excited to get his first drill and bits! He also got quite a bit of hunting gear and a bow from his parents! He got alot of videos about hunting and golfing that will be very useful I am sure! We together got brand new cookware which is awesome! I let him open it because he always would complain that we needed new stuff:) He was really excited and we have loved cooking with it! Thanks to my mom who got it at Kohls the day after Thanksgiving, thanks mom:)

This was one of Alyssa's favorite gifts! Her and I went to the movie together and she loved it, so grandma Debbie bought her the blanket of Edward so that she could have her very own Edward:) She sleeps with it every night:) She was spoiled like the rest of the kiddos and I am not going to attemp to list everything but she did get her alarm clock and globe!

This year like usual Kenzie asked for something random, this time it was a director's wand! She loved it when she opened it, then about an hour later she came up to me and said,"mom I can't believe that Santa actually remembered to get me this and now I don't even know what to do with it!" I told her that every night when we sing our family song, love at home, she can direct it, she liked that idea. She also got Hannah Montana games and Moonsand!

Weston had a great Christmas! Besides the awesome fishing pole and tackle box that grandpa Joe got him he also got a monster truck remote control and airhogs plane and helicopter! He was very excited and can't wait to go fishing!

Olivia's big present was her baby doll set! It came with a stroller, high chair, swing, bouncer, carseat, and diaper bag! Santa also brought her a new baby that she absolutely loves! She also got some clothes and crayola markers for toddlers!
Landon was so easy to please of course because he had no clue! He loved his stuffed puppy and also his busy ball center!
We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, we sure did!


Gunnar and Brittney said...

It looks like you guys had a really fun Christmas! Laura, you are gonna love your cricut!! It is so fun, I love mine!I can't believe how big Olivia and Landon are getting. So Cute!

Leslie said...

Looks like it was a very successful christmas. I miss you too, but I have to admit when we made the big move, I can't find my book of numbers and addresses, so send me your number again- PLEASE!! leslieanderick@yahoo.com
Talk to you soon.

¨*:·.TIFF.·:*¨ said...

WOW! you guys scored :)
i love the EDWARD blanket.

Debbie said...

I have to say that you guys scored for Christmas ~ and I must say that the Edward blanket is awesome, I didn't see it opened up before I sent it!! Alyssa looks so small next to it!! Also I must say that I love the directors wand! It kind of reminds me of Harry Potter, only that was a magic wand wasn't it???? hmmmmm
Oh, and the fishing stuff, boy is Weston going to have fun when Grandpa gets there, he can't wait to go fishing with Jason and Weston, that means us girls get to have a girls day, well, Landon can be included too!!! Love you all, can't wait 'til summer!!!!!!

AZSMITHS said...

You have a beautiful family!!