Saturday, December 28, 2013


This Christmas was so magical!  I absolutely LOVE the ages the girls are at right now.  Santa treated them very well and they were so cute with all their gifts. The girls woke up at 6:30 (we woke Olivia up at 7) and were anxious to go downstairs to see what they got.  Santa brought everyone scooters but the big hit were the American Girl dolls from Nana and Pop.     
We took our time opening presents, enjoyed cinnamon rolls, and played with our new toys.  We headed up to Grandmas around 10 for brunch and a gift exchange.  Later that evening was dinner at the Smiths.  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve

The day before Christmas Eve we all gathered at Grandmas house for a little fun.  The kids played, decorated sugar cookies, did crafts, looked at Christmas lights, and we had a nice dinner together. 
We met at the Merkley's house in the early afternoon of Christmas Eve. The weather was beautiful (mid 70's) so we ate outside.  The menu was soup and salad, and we did the traditional "program".   
 We got home from the Merkley's around 6.  The girls loved opening their new princess nightgowns.  They sprinkled reindeer food on the lawn, set out cookies for Santa, wrote Santa a note, and read a couple Christmas stories before heading to bed.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Festivities

Christmas festivities included...
Decorating the house
 Visiting the Bass Pro Shoppe
 Decorating ginger bread houses
 Sledding at the Ranch Snow Day
 and the Toffoli's Card Party