Our Christmas Day traditions always start out with Jeremy reading the Christmas story to the family before the day really gets started.
|Justus with my Grandma|
|Reading the Christmas story|
|Bella is enjoying her new bed!|
After we read, we open stocking gifts. I usually kinda sit back and watch... it always confuses everyone why I'm so slow opening mine. :)
|Polly Pockets! Colored Pencils!|
|A Rapunzel Doll from Granny. BLONDIE!|
|Halo Legos from Nana & Papa!|
|A Collection of Barbie Disney Princesses from Uncle Ryan & Aunt Jill & BK (baby Kearns)|
|I adore this kid!|
|A RipStik from cool Uncle Ryan & Aunt Jill & BK|
|My Handyman gave me a Keurig. He knows me and loves me lots! Not to mention the Christmas jammies I had to have... I literally woke up thinking, these are soooooo cozy!|
After we finished opening gifts, always a long endeavor, Jeremy pulled the kids aside....
|Awwwwwww, yeeeaaaaaahhhh! Are you kidding me?!?|
Let the jumping begin!
They spent the whole day out there (and have pretty much spent every day since then out there)! But,
they took a break when Rob doB and Whitney stopped by with Oliver, their new puppy.
|Whitney, Lexi, and Oliver|
|Justus made Rob doB a sign out of his favorite medium, Duct Tape. Rob's expression is priceless!|
|A door sign: "Do Not Disturb. I'm vicious!"|
|Money Oragami from Rob doB! Cool!|
About this time, I get a text message from Rob doB with a FedEx tracking link...
|He gave no explanation. This calendar he made from pics of and with our family came right on time! Very thoughtful!|
|Lexi got Despicable Me. The kids and I went to see it in the theatre with them this summer and laughed our heads off. Hearing Lexi try to pronounce "despicable" is hysterical. It's never the same twice!|
|Thank you, my Rob doB!|
|Rob's pretty excited about his gift... a Blu-Ray player.|
You had to know pause from the trampoline wouldn't last long...
It was quite chilly out there, so we watched them from inside while we finished up Christmas Dinner.
|My dad playing on his newest toy. He upgraded to an iPhone 4.|
|But what is he doing? Not straining his neck to watch the kids playing outside! That's my dad!|
After jumping, Rob came in and bear hugged Jeremy saying, "Thank you for the trampoline! I love it!"
Time for Christmas Dinner! Dad brought a Standing Rib Roast... yum! Also on the menu: mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and dinner rolls. Simple and delish!
|This is my gift from Grandma. She gave me this large platter, along with 16 matching dinner plates... I love them! They are so "me"!|
It was a very merry Christmas, indeed! We are so blessed!