Friday, January 14, 2011

December Fun

We had a great month of December! It was filled with loads of activities and tons of fun!

We went to Park City for my mom's birthday

Kelsea performed in her Spanish Christmas Program

Landon was helping me make brownies and was so thrilled to be the only child around so that he could lick the spatula all by himself.

Is she just so stinkin' cute, or what? (This was at my Grandma Hall's house on Christmas Eve)

Jason had to leave the party early because of a 'surprise' he was doing for me for Christmas - I had NO idea what it would be (I thought it was that he bought me a road bike, since I surprised him with one for his birthday, but I was shocked when we got home and walked in the door and he surprised me with new couches!!! I have never had new couches in 15 years of marriage - it was beyond exciting!! If I had made a list of 50 things I thought the surprise would be, couches would not have made that list.)

After he met his parents and moved the new couches into our house and took out the old couches, we met him at our next Christmas Eve party at his Aunt and Uncle Reeder's.

We woke up Christmas morning and read the Christmas Story together for about 20-30 minutes. When we were done, we went out to see if Santa had come and the children came out one by one (youngest to oldest, except Keira; she was still in bed). The kids were so excited with everything they received . . . and I was even more excited watching them!!

We went to Jason's parent's for Christmas Brunch, then to my family's for dinner. We were able to see everyone and it was a really fun, pleasant day :)

Jason's mom made all of us daughter's-in-law special blankets. She wrote us beautiful letters to go along with them and it was really neat. She is always SO thoughtful!! The blankets are the most cozy blankets you EVER felt!! I must admit I am being a little selfish with mine - I have not let my kids use it yet. We have dozens of other blankets and I plan to keep this one nice :)

Keira got this dress from Grandma Barker and I just had to take pictures of her in it - the picture down below sums up how she felt about all my pictures ;

Brianna recieved a Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker and she made this cupcake all by herself . . . I mean, literally all by herself, she read all the directions on her own and did everything it said. I helped her get the frosting into the decorating tube, but she did the actually frosting design and took a picture (I wish she had taken more of a close up, oh well.)

We went to our Annual Larson Christmas Party 3 days after Christmas and this is the only picture I got. :( I was so busy videoing everything that I forgot to take still shots - oh, well. We had a blast and played Minute to Win It - so funny!


marcella said...

Looks like fun. What an awesome husband, New Couches. That is great. Love you and your family! Marcy

Mandy said...

Beautiful couches.
Yes, your baby is stinkin' cute (all of your kids are).
Love the cupcake story.
Yum, I want to come to your family brunch. :)
Your blanket is beautiful, and I don't think you're selfish keeping it to yourself.
Glad you had fun times in December.