Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
We got there just in time for the Thomson Christmas Party. We had fun, esp watching the Utes play in the Poinsettia Bowl (and winning...). Christmas Eve was fun, we just hung around, Thurston helped me make cookies and we decorated them while Preston watched football and JoJo played XBox. Everyone already had plans, so we came up with our own last minute dinner... Frozen dinners by candlelight!
The picure came out fuzzy, but I thought I looked better that way......We opened our token Christmas Eve Jammies and then got to open one more present. I opened mine from the boys, and they opened theirs from each other. Preston got to open the Helmet and display case before we left, so he was good. I got an adorable Diamond journey necklace, and the boys got (of course) Transformers.
This is Preston's giddy face... didn't want to pack it on the trip, so he got his early... he was super stoked!
We all slept in the Den, which had it's own fireplace (which the boys were very excited about). I awoke the next morning with JoJo right in my face yelling "MOM!!! Santa came and he brought be MEGATRON!!!" Please note the extra large stockings... we forgot ours, so Pres ran to the $1 store and found these. We have 5 of them now, and feel it only appropriate to make them the standard stockings for our family. I have a year to put our names on them.
We had our own little fun time, then headed downstairs with the rest of the family to open gifts. It was a fun unexpected Christmas that we enjoyed. It was neat having all of his family together, and it really meant a lot to his parents. I swelled like crazy from the drive and haven't gotten rid of it, but other than that it was great.
This is JoJo, Thursty and Jocelyn trying to wake up Cassie for Presents
When we got home, Sunday I made us our Christmas Eve dinner, complete with the Chocolate Lava cake. and ooohh, my! They were delicious!
And now, what year of adventures awaits us... like say, oh, a little girl!??!!....this is me at 32.5 weeks