Friday, February 15, 2013

Our Christmas this year was a bit different from any of our others. Mike was on call Christmas day-- which meant that he would leave early Christmas morning at 5:30am and would not be home until the next day. We talked with the kids and gave them the option of asking Santa to come a day early or a day later. They of course chose the earlier option!

So we had our Christmas Eve on the 23rd. The first part of the evening was spent with our favorite people. The Janke's, Nelson's and Thorntons.

We then went home and opened Christmas PJ's and decorated sugar cookies for Santa

Christmas Morning!!
It was such a fun morning. The kids were all so genuinely thrilled and excited.- Which as a parent that is what makes everything worth it.

Samantha: Kindle Fire and Headbandz game
Collin: Imaginext Castle and Dragon
Owen: All things AVENGERS! Action figures as well as a Thor Hammer and HULK hands!

The kids LOVED their presents from their Grandparents as well. Grandpa and Grandma Taylor got them LEGOS!

Gra and Papa got them Ice Age, Slippers and Gra made them all new pillow cases!

It was a great Christmas. It was different, quiet and a little lonely (we missed our families) but we made the most of it and it was nice. On the actual Christmas night the kids and I went to visit Mike at the hospital. It was a pretty quick visit- but it was good to see him!