Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Festivities

This year our Christmas was obviously different and more solemn for Mommy and Daddy, but by the looks of the things with the kids it was business as usual for them! We spent Christmas Eve at Zach's parent's house. Whew...having a 1 year old, 2 year old, and 4 year old was INSANE! They just ripped through the gifts and wanted them all opened immediately. Lucy had to put each item of dress up or clothing on right away. It was hilarious and reminiscent of Mommy when she was a little girl.

On Christmas morning we had our normal morning...wake up, see what Santa left under the tree, and open our stockings. Tyler was WAY excited to see that Santa left Spike the Dinosaur under the tree and Lucy was ecstatic with her dollhouse. It was a relatively peaceful morning as we opened our presents. I say relatively because Santa left a bit 'o cookie and a ton of ants found it. Ugh. Not the gift in my stocking I was looking for!
Matt, Michelle, and Joey were still in town, so we invited them and my Mom over for Christmas dinner. It was really low key...most of our meal was leftovers from the reception at my Mom's house after the memorial service. Zach cooked a tri tip and my Mom made some mashed potatoes. It was a nice, quiet afternoon. Tyler was engrossed in his Leapster game, Lucy was running around in her big girl panties, and Joey was taking it all in. We had a really nice holiday together as a family...but we sure did miss our Dad.

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