Monday, January 3, 2011


I think I should rename my blog something like “catch-up” or “update” because lately that is all I seem to be doing it.  One of my new year’s resolutions is to take more pictures and write more about our family adventures.  But before I can do that, I must do a little catch up. 


Christmas was wonderful.   We went to the temple on Christmas Eve to listen to the Christmas Story and look at the nativity.  We also drove around looking at lights and singing Christmas Carols.  Then we came home and watched A Muppet Christmas Carol.  The kids went to bed well, and Mark and I got to work.  We had to go collect our gifts we had been keeping at other people’s house. (A basketball hoop and a bike for Emma, and another special surprise!)  I was so excited for Christmas morning.  Being a parent is just as good as being a kid.

I totally scored on Craig’s List this year when getting gifts, and the small Christmas I was thinking of turned into one filled with great gifts.  Despite all the great presents, the very best one that everyone loved was a new little kitten!  We kept her in our bathroom on Christmas Eve.  Emma woke up first, came in our room, and heard meowing.  She thought it was Abigail (because Abigail pretends to be a cat 50% of her life).  When she opened the door, the kitty surprised her and then she started yelling that there was a real cat in our house and wanted to know if we get to keep it.  She woke up Abigail right away to tell her.   christmas kitty 12-25-2010 7-43-28 AM

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The kids are all old enough to really enjoy Christmas, and enjoy it they did!  We all enjoyed the day opening gifts, and playing with them.  It was very relaxing, Mark and I even got a nap in.  That evening we went to my mom’s for a very yummy family dinner and opened some more gifts and played games.  We missed the family we didn’t get to spend the day with, but it was so close to a perfect day.