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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Recap and a WINNER!!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I definitely did! And Santa was super good to all of us! The boys got new bikes. Hayden got the Legos he wanted and Sawyer got the Innotab he wanted. They are having a blast playing with all of their new stuff! And yes I got stuff too! I got a new laptop! And I got some awesome running stuff too! A new running skirt, Swiftwick socks, The Stick, and a gift card!

Let me start at the beginning....Christmas Eve! We followed some of our yearly traditions like making sugar cookies for Santa!

The boys decided they wanted to make a really big cookie for Santa this year. So we made a Christmas wreath!

Another tradition we always partake in is spreading magic reindeer food out on the lawn. It was super foggy Christmas Eve night so my pictures didn't turn out. But we believe the sparkles in the reindeer food helped guide Santa and the reindeer to our house!

Then it was time to say goodbye to our elves Daniel and Mason. The boys get so attached to them each year when they are here and they really didn't want them to go. But we explained how the elves had to get back to the North Pole and make toys for next Christmas. Sawyer had a much harder time saying goodbye than Hayden. Heartbreaking!

We must have been good this year because Santa came and left us lots of presents! And the boys had a blast opening all of them! I just love hearing their squeals of excitement with each gift! We are truly blessed!!!

For Christmas lunch we had a house full! My in laws and sister in law and her hubby were already here...they came Sunday and stayed until this morning. My Dad and Step Mom came for lunch and our friends Stephanie and Tim came with their three children Sydney, Zoe, and Mason! The boys loved having their friends here to share all their new toys with!

Stephanie and me!

We had lots and lots of yummy food! And lots and lots of yummy desserts! I didn't do too bad...I ate but didn't make myself miserable so I think that's a big accomplishment on Christmas! ;-) After lunch we relaxed and visited and it was so nice! Then around 5:00....the weather started getting bad. We had tornado warning after tornado warning.

Luckily we stayed safe and none of the tornadoes touched down near our house. But 10 minutes away they weren't so lucky. It is devastating seeing all the damage this morning. Not a fun way to end Christmas. Makes you really stop and think about the important things in life...not the gifts you received but your family and friends. I'm so blessed!

I need to announce the winner of the Dirty Dog Sunglasses!!!!

The winner is......Cecil Vermule of Dreadmill Drummer!!! Congrats Cecil! Please email me at with your mailing address!

I hope everyone had as blessed of a Christmas as me and my family did! I'm looking forward to all the new year has to bring!!!

QOTD: What is your most favorite gift that you received this Christmas?



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