Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas 2008

I just can't believe Christmas came and went so fast! This really was a great holiday season for our family. Grace and Ella really enjoyed opening their gifts this year. We also got to spend time with just about every branch of the family, too. Grandpa Clyde and Grandma Connie visited with Aunt Alyssa, Na-Na, PopPop, Aunt Sis, Uncle Scott and the boys visited, Uncle Justin from California stayed with us, Nena and PapPap stayed overnight on Christmas Eve, and Uncle Jay came over on Christmas day. Plus, Steve, Chaela, and Lilly celebrated New Years Eve with us! Our house was a busy place for a couple of weeks.

Everybody got all the gifts they wanted this year, too. Grace got her swimming puppy, Ella got her talking Elmo, Daddy got new shoes, and Mommy got a new pocket camcorder! Everyone made out pretty well. Of course, Grace and Ella got so much stuff it is hard to remember all of it, but we want to thank everyone for getting them such great gifts this year, and for just being able to celebrate the season with us!

Ella and Grace putting Santa's cookies out on Christmas Eve.

My living room after opening most of the presents. Nena was helping Ella open gifts while Harley (Nena and PapPap's dog) was wondering what the heck was going on. PapPap just lounged on the couch and watched all the fun.