Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Every Christmas and birthday and some days in between, our kiddos receive gifts that require ~ God forbid ~ assembly.  Other than a toy that requires batteries there are few things worse...for the parents.  The girls and I headed to town last night, leaving Daddy to work on one of the toys for the boys.  Upon our return Eric informed me that Daddy was calling the people that made these toys to tell them what he thought of their assembly instructions.
Joshie piped up, "Yeah, he's going to call the ELVES!"
Apparently the elves, and their Chinese assistants, better get it together for next year.

Christmas Eve with cousins, playing Gestures ~ 
apparently Dom needs to have his vision checked.

Christmas was peaceful.  I am not sure why I feel so content when our house looks like a tornado blew through.  It must be another grace that comes with the season.

Legos ~ our favorite ~ no batteries, assemble however you see fit! 

Milk & Cookies

Christmas Eve dinner ~ cheese fondue, and  for dessert, chocolate fondue!

Oh, Joshie, now I can fish with you!

"I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!"
Proudly proclaimed by Eric at the breakfast table while wearing his 
new hat.  It took us a while before we realized he was quoting the movie, "Elf."
He had us kinda worried for a few minutes!

The toy that has Daddy cursing the elves and any known associates.

Our girls are getting to be some pretty fine skaters....

....giving this guy a run for his money! 

A nap ~ then I'm going spelunking.  

Merry Christmas ~ woohoo, we still have 9 days left!


  1. So, what did you all do the remaining 9 days of Christmas? We loved looking at all the pics...especially the cookie baking. :)

    1. Nothing really...especially any blog postings. We were out of data for the month after uploading, like, 2 million pictures to Shutterfly and it was actually a blessing!