Talmage was the first one to the tree, I set him there so that I could video the boys coming from their room. They were so cute. There's nothing like children smiling and giggling.
Let the paper begin to fly. This year we actually were in a hurry. We had church at 10 am, and we had to be done, fed, and dressed by then. They boys didn't mind getting things handed to them, one right after another.
We heard things like, "thank you", and "I love it!!!" and "OHHH!"
That is a hug Andrew is giving to his movie "Cars 2."
After church we came home, changed, and then headed to Salt Lake for Christmas at the High's. Everyone has a stocking and we get neat little things in there, like chocolate, clementines, 2 $ bills, little toys, jewelry, flashlights, etc.
You can see the cute little horses on carousels hanging from the piano. Pops puts them up each year and they are right at the childrens' eye level. They love the music and watching the horses go up and down, up and down.
Wouldn't be Christmas without the homemade cinnamon rolls, queens mix, fruit and egg nog.
some new kicks.
Later that night, we went to my parents to have a simple dinner and exchange name gifts. This would be our last night with Laura and Dan's family- dread.
We let the kids exchange first so that they could go play, and then the adults could exchange gifts. This year we had Stephanie and her family on Skype. We'll definately do that again, then she could actually see what was going on instead of just hear the craziness.
I had Laura's name and I for sure knew that I was going to get her a cutting mat, ruler, and rotary cutter (sweater) so that she would be 'set' to sew when she was far away from home. She gave that gift to me two years ago, and I have used it like a million times, and wonder how I EVER tried to sew without those things.
The greatest gift of the day- a beautiful happy boy!
What great blessings we have! What a wonderful holiday!