Monday, January 9, 2012

Holidays 2011

We had such a nice holiday season this year. We went and cut down our own Christmas tree. Alex helped Jay cut it down. We had so much fun decorating it. We made hot chocolate and the kids loved going theough the ornament boxes and picking out their favorites. We decorated gingerbread houses, had breakfast with Santa, and mommy and daddy went to the HCC Gala.

On Christmas Eve we went to Nana and Pop Pop's for brunch. Then we went to church. The kids loved lighting the candles and singing Silent Night. We headed to Uncle Andy's for dinner, where we spent a bittersweet evening missing Grandma Mela but happy to be together.
We got home and sprinkled reindeer food, put out cookies and carrots, and hung our stockings. We snuggled in Izzy's bed and read The Christmas Story.

Santa came to our house!! Christmas morning was the best! The kids were so excited to open their gifts. Alex got his iPod touch and Izzy got her Lalaloopsy dolls. They also were so happy to give each other their special gifts. Alex gave Izzy a pink pig stuffed animal and Shrinky Dinks. Izzy gave him a Slip and Slide and a Power Ranger. We spent the afternoon at Drew and Laura's and the evening at Aunt Kathy and Uncle Steve's house surrounded by our families. It was a wonderful and relaxing day!

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