January 16, 2009

Christmas 2008

The kids on Sunday before Christmas!

Christmas Eve with Grandpa and Grandma Garns and Great Grandpa and Grandma Shumway

We decided to have Christmas in our own home this year because first, we have one this year! Yippee! Second, for the last 10 years we have been at our parents. It was getting to hard for Santa to deliver gifts as the kids have gotten older. Of course we could not completely stay away from family, so Garns happen to be in town for Christmas Eve, and then we left Christmas Morning after we opened our gifts and went to my parents to be with the rest of my family.

Christmas Eve Santa delivers P.J's on the front porch
the kids go running to the door and try to catch him...they are always a second too late!

Christmas Morning!!
The kids line up at the top of the stairs and one by one come running down to see what Santa has left them...
Ashton loved his Diego Scooter

And Buzz Lightyear

All Kaden asked for this year was Bakugan's and Rock collection stuff.

Spencer asked for a Rock Polisher and a pocket knife
Tyler bought be a gift card to this Amazing store called Hobby Lobby and some mats for exercising.
( maybe that was a hint...)
I bought him an Awesome guitar, that he is loving learning to play it!
After the kids opened all their gifts we headed off to California to spend Christmas Day with all the family

Ashton loves his Reindeer. He rides it all over the house as it's bells jingle and it sings songs.
The four little cousins eating
Addie, Max, Adam, and Ashton

Our Family

Great Grandma and the new man in her life Great Grandpa White

For New Years Eve, Mom and Dad's ward was having a big party at the church, so we took the kids over and they had a blast!

Making crowns, singing to High School Musical, playing Rock Band, dress up, food, games, and of course blow horns and balloons!

The kids did the count down to 2009 and rang in the New Year by stomping on balloons and bubble wrap, while blowing horns and cheering...Happy New Year.

We are so grateful for our family and blessed for the birth of the Savior
We love you all!