Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas catch-up!

OK, well, here's a glimpse at the past week or so now! It always seems to go so quickly, but since we cut down on pretty much everything (presents, visiting, etc) even more this year than last (and we cut down last year!!), we seemed to be able to relax and enjoy it a little more too! So in no particular order, here are some of the things we got up to this year...
  • a trip to see the "Rock and Roll House" as Kyle calls it where they have the lights and music synchronized - amazing!
  • funny pictures of Kyle in the Santa hat since it seems to be impossible to get a "normal" picture of him these days!
  • opening presents Christmas morning with just the four of us and that was new this year
  • Kyle decorating a gingerbread man with Auntie Tracy on Christmas Eve when we were there for Chinese food. Chinese food on Christmas Eve has been an annual tradition since I was a kid...
  • Christmas dinner at my aunt and uncle's house with my extended family including my almost 92 year old (her birthday is in January) grandma
  • making cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve
  • decorating the tree though it was done late this year
  • building Lego on Christmas morning - another first in our house, but not the last I'm sure
  • George's French toast "wifesaver" with real maple syrup for breakfast Christmas morning
  • Boxing Day with George's family though the batteries in the camera unfortunately died, so I didn't get any pictures, but we did get some video of the kids with their 100 year old Opi
  • ornaments for the kids though Kyle is honestly still waiting for his because we couldn't find what we were looking for: Shrek. Nathan got an Elmo one!
  • the kids got to open one present on Christmas Eve and it was pjs from Nana and Grandpa though Nathan isn't wearing them in our Christmas mornings pictures because we had to change him first thing since he woke up wet!

I'm sure there are things I've missed, but all of those things made for a wonderful holiday! Hope yours was equally as fabulous and here's to a great 2008!



Theresa said...

I saw that house on YouTube, everyone told me it was just rigged on the internet, so glad that you can help me prove it wasn't.

Kimberly said...

LOVE LOVE your mosaic of photos!

Sarah C. said...

Fun mixture of photos and memories, Colleen! Sounds like you all had a fabulous week. :)

Marie said...

Wow love all those pics wonderful!

jill said...

Love the photo collage! Fun way to share lots of pics. We "cut back" this year too. Took a lot of pressure off myself. Worked out great!

Swell said...

Cute mosaic! Happy New Year!!