Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas 2011

Christmas was great this year spending time with family.  Once again we got to speak to Ammon through skype.  He's doing great...loving his mission...feeling nervous about coming home in a couple of months.  We were able to get a family picture once again around the computer.  I love that even though he is thousands of miles away from us, we are still able to get a picture of the WHOLE family!

I also was able to make many of the presents this year, including pajamas for Hyrum and the grandkids.  Can you believe that all of these pajamas cost me less than $13 total?!

And, of course, there needs to be a silly picture also.

We also had fun looking at Christmas lights.  In fact, we may have started a new tradition.  The kids dressed in their pajamas, we made popcorn and hot chocolate (with lids), and gave them each one of these...

Then we piled into the Mini Van Express(s) and drove around to see the lights.  I checked with the local paper beforehand to get a list of must-see light shows.  It was a lot of fun and the kids were especially excited to get their round trip ticket punched!

And then there were the ever popular graham cracker houses!

 I had the hardest funnest time trying to get a picture of Isaac!


Olivia didn't actually make a graham cracker house....she just ate one!


And, sorry to Shailey!  She made a house, but in all the fun of trying to get a picture of Isaac, I didn't remember to get a picture of her!