Saturday, December 10, 2011


Man this is a fun month! We have been busy busy...wrapping presents and putting them under the tree. The boys went shopping with Shane during my piano night and came home and excitedly told me where they went and what they bought...for me of course. It was cute.

We have been watching Christmas movies and singing Christmas songs. They have been introduced to the original Rudolph and Frosty movies. Have you watched those recently?? Holy ancient!!! The abominable snowman is a sight to see! Anyway, they love them and now know very well the classic stories and songs that go with them. I used to quickly pass over these particular songs when they came on the radio and now I quickly turn them up and squeal with delight alongside my boys! Life really is more fun through the eyes of a child. It is especially cute to listen to the boys sing "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" as they drive their hot rods.

We have been baking! 116 cookies to be exact. We delivered lots of "Merry Kissmases." I knew this would be fun but I didn't anticipate how much C & C would enjoy it. It was like Trick-or-Treating all over again. They couldn't run up to each house fast enough...and fought over who would get to knock and ring the door bells. They would loudly exclaim "Merry Christmas" as each door opened. What a great family activity. We finished off the night at "Papa Joe's Pizza." LOVE that place. The pizza was divine and the cottage atmosphere was complete as our seats were right in front of the fire place. We came home, drank some eggnog and called it a night.

And of course we made another gingerbread train. The boys consumed loads of sugar and love admiring their work.

We leave in exactly one week to start our journey to the south. We will have a Mississippi Christmas this year and cannot wait. It has been tricky getting Christmas on a plane but we are ready! We have not seen Tom & Annette for almost 2 years. Our visit is well over-due. Just spending time with them will be my most favorite gift.
Merry Christmas!!!


Tom and Annette said...

We are overwhelmed right now, but cannot wait for next week. This Christmas we might actually have gifts under the tree. (thanks Amy Jo). It will be a Christmas to remember. Thanks for sacrificing.

Sarah and Trent said...

Merry Kissmas is such a cute idea...can I steal it? Have fun with your family - how exciting to finally see them!

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

I want some cookies :-) those look delicious! Such fun memories you are making with your boys!

Amber said...

i should have watched rudolf before my kids... they are still freaked out by the abominable snowman :)

i've never heard of that pizza place. but it sounds fun!! we need to get together!!!

And CUTE merry kissmasses-- darling idea!