Tuesday, January 03, 2012
We celebrated NYE with the Pilkerton clan. A HS friend, Ronyette also came to hang out and ring in the new year. There was a lot of great food and awesome company! The next day we attended SDG Church and had dinner with Steve, Jane, Jen and Sean at Joss' in Annapolis. It was a great weekend!
Kari and Noah let us sleep in until 7 AM and then it was time to get up and see what Santa left for the kiddos on the "nice list". The kiddos were very excited about their gifts from Santa - Razor scooters, an Easy Bake Oven for Kari and Sonic vs. Mario at the Olympic Games in London for Noah. I was sick on Christmas, so after breakfast I went back to bed. Rick and the kiddos got to talk to Nana and Papa and the Howells. Rick made an awesome ham dinner and after dinner he and the kiddos Skyped with Krista and the kiddos and played a little Just Dance 3 via the internet. I am so glad that the kiddos had a great day even though I was under the weather. We didn't get to make Jesus' birthday cake until NYE at the Pilkertons' house.
Rick got a few Vikings things for Christmas and I got PJs and a Keurig machine!
Christmas Eve started off with our annual Christmas Eve Brunch. Kaysen and Ashley, the Pilkertons, Aunt Barb and my parents' friend Mona came to eat a lot of yummy food and enjoying hanging out for the holidays. After everyone headed home we went to our church's candlelight service. We came home and opened PJs. Then we got some hot chocolate and rode around and looked at lights. Once we were home again, Poppy read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to Kari and Noah. Then it was off to bed to wait for Santa to come!
This photo is actually from the night before....cake pops and hot chocolate from Starbucks in our PJs! Yum-O!
I was able to get off a few hours early and attend Noah's class Christmas party. They made gingerbread houses, ate yummy snacks and watched Pocahontas. One of the boys in the class gave everyone a Christmas music CD. I was glad I got to go.