Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Part One

We took in a beautiful candle-light service at church last night. We're feeling amazingly thankful this year. Mark is excited about his new job and the ground floor opportunity it means. And I must say for me, this has been one of the best Christmases with all the old child-like magic.

Our blue and silver tree and all the goodies. As it seems to be our Vegas tradition, the tree was once again from Oregon. Sadly, it is already dead but we'll keep it up through Ian's birthday on Monday.

Milk and cookies (shortbread, sugar, and gingerbread) for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.

The boys this morning barely containing themselves, LOL.

Santa must have liked the cookies!

And the reindeer must have like the carrots. The look on Robbie's face when he saw the evidence...priceless!!

Santa had said the boys would get all they wished for this year. And boy was he right! Robbie got his Bubblebee.

Alex got his Guinea Pig plus an extra, LOL. The two male Guinea Pigs had been together all month and Santa just didn't have the heart to separate them.

Ian got his Transformer AND Bionicle.

Cam got so much Bakugan stuff his eyes popped.

Robbie found his Cars Race-O-Rama game in his stocking.

Nana and Papa sent cards and cash. Uncle Kary, Aunt Jody, and Proctor sent a care package of English Muffins and Blueberry preserves that we enjoyed for breakfast this morning.

Ian with the four Transformer books from Grandma and Grandpa.

Cam with the MP3 player from Grandma and Grandpa.

Alex opening the WII for the family from us.

Robbie with the boys' WII game from Uncle Don, Aunt Em, Maicie, and Parker.

Mark with the NBA WII controller skins from me.

Me with the newest members of our family. (More boys...I just can't win, LOL)

Introducing Bear...a long-haired calico with brown, tan, and white.

Introducing Cal...a smooth-coated calico with black, tan, and white.

1 comment:

Maria Zannini said...

Beautiful tree, Sherri. And great family photos.

Merry Christmas!