Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Month Of December

Happy January!
I'm sitting here on the couch, i stayed home from church because Aubrey woke up super congested, poor baby, she's had the hardest time napping today :(
So while i'm here i decided it was time to blog about December 2015
Oh what a great month it was, so busy so happy!
I'm just going to touch on the highlights of the month so enjoy this HUGE post of pictures.

So the day after thanksgiving we decided to put up our Christmas tree, its the earliest we have EVER put it up but we wanted to be able to enjoy it for as long as possible!
This year Shawn also put up lights on the outside of the house too and they were awesome!

On Dec 1st Hailey's special little elf Ellie came back to visit aka keep an eye on her!
And she brought with her on that first day a special breakfast from the north pole!

And she also brought this fun puzzle set for her as well.

We also enjoyed snow day again this year!
We got there bright and early and were able to enjoy the sledding before it started to rain!
We did however miss seeing the reindeer, i was disappointed because we miss them every year! I guess we'll try again in 11 months lol

My 2 snow babies :)

Inside they had there usual Huge room full of crafts for the kids to do.
Another room was go carts and big trikes.
There was a cake walk.
And they had a story time which was so much nicer than it was last year!

We also went back a few weeks later for Journey Through Bethlehem which is SO fun,but i didn't get any pictures from it even though we went twice! 

 Hailey was excited to see the lights at Evergreen Church that are set to music- love love love it!
This is also one of those 'rare' family photos so enjoy!

Inside they had there big train setup, free hot chocolate and cookies and we also got our picture taken as well.

Later that month we went and visited Santa!
Hailey would only see the Santa at the mall because that is the REAL Santa!

And then later that same day Hailey and I both decorated a gingerbread houses!
This year instead of putting together the main part of the house with frosting we hot glued it, which made it so much easier to decorate with frosting!
Now that is using the ole'noggin if you ask me!

Moving on to Christmas eve.
This year my sister and i decided that we'd each send each other's kids a gift to open on Christmas eve and we decided on, PJ's a movie and a treat.
Hailey was so excited to open the special Christmas eve gift from aunt Allison!
She and Aubrey got he cutest pajamas,the movie miracle on 34th street and treats to eat while we watched the movie (later that afternoon)

Shawn had to work half a day on Christmas Eve this year, so we decided to start a new tradition of going out to breakfast!
This year we tried out a little place called the Sugar Shack that we've always wanted to try and it was really good!
Shawn got he biscuits and gravy, and i will admit i am NOT a fan of biscuits and gravy, but at this place they were SO good!!

Look at that fancy hot chocolate!

Ok who see's the resemblance in these two?
EVERYONE says they look alike!

The rest of Christmas eve was spent watch movies
making and decorating cookies for Santa 
tracking Santa on the computer
and that's all remember
That night we put out cookies and milk and carrots for the reindeer, read some Christmas stories and then put these 2 to bed!

Christmas DAY!
Now, i don't have a lot of pictures from Christmas day because i decided to put the phone down/camera down and just enjoy the day,  but here are a couple.
Let me tell you it was the PERFECT day.
First off the traditional Rudolph pancakes.

Then we opened presents, below is what i got Shawn, it is the softest blanket ever i tell you!
I really wish i had gotten his reaction on video it was priceless! 
I always struggle to get him something that he likes/that doesn't have to be returned but this year i got it right!

After presents i had to do some/a lot of food prep and I put Shawn in charge of the Ham.
We watched a Christmas story over and over again...because it was on tv....haha my favorite movie ever!
Then we ate, and played games and watched movies over and over until it got dark. 
It was So nice just spending quality family time ALL day!

Later that same day we met up with Owen and his family to see the Evergreen lights again, it was fun to hang out with them and catch up and was a great ending to Christmas Day!

Ok i'm going to stop here this post is super long!
But i'll be back soon!
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