Feb 28, 2012


I know...I know...I am way behind. I think I will go ahead and blame that on two reasons: 1 - Brian took the Christmas pictures with his camera and he had to take the time to teach me how to get the pictures off and 2 - we (mostly Brian) have been really busy finishing our basement so that exasperates reason number 1. We got carpet in the basement last weekend (woohoo) and everything looks good so we are close to getting our lives back. I cannot wait for a Saturday morning when we wake up and have something other than working on the basement headlining the day's activities. Enough about that for now. I will post some pictures when it's all done!

So Christmas was great this year. We stayed home and Brian's mom flew in from New Mexico. The kids were so excited to pick her up from the airport on Christmas Eve morning. I recently asked Nick what kind of vacation he wanted to go on this summer and he said he wants to go to the airport. I thought maybe that meant he wanted to take an airplane somewhere, but no, he just really likes airports because that's where we pick up grandma!

After we picked up grandma we went to breakfast at Mimi's and then we hung out for the afternoon while Kenna napped. When she woke up we headed to my parent's house for Christmas Eve. We enjoyed our traditional Italian dinner of spaghetti and meatballs and then the kids got to open two presents from grandma and grandpa - pajamas and an ornament. We missed having Courtney and Russ and David and Natalie with us this year, but it was their turn to see their other families.

This first picture is of the kids on Christmas morning in their matching snowman pajamas. We woke up that morning to a cold surprise - our furnace went out in the night. Luckily Brian got it fixed and up and running in no time.

I love this next picture. I think Makenna was a little tired before we started opening presents.

It's present time. Here are the kids opening the Kinect they got from grandma Arens.
This one makes me laugh, look at Makenna's tongue. We were finishing opening presents. After that we headed to my parent's house for breakfast and then went to church in their ward.
Nick and Alli were very excited to get cameras for Christmas from Santa. They took a combined 800+ pictures in the week following Christmas.
Here's my cutie Alli opening a present from David and Natalie at grandpa and grandma's house after church.
And here's me, lovely me. We had a relaxing Christmas afternoon and then we had a yummy prime rib dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert.

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