Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The 24 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas we decorated our trees.  The kids did an awesome job with their trees... I was having stress about mine.  I wanted ornaments to match my new living room and all the Christmassy stuff clashed...  I kind of had a melt down.... I ended up doing silver and white which matched absolutely nothing... I just gave up!
The 2nd day of Christmas...We made the journey dinner our actual dinner, so we tried to have a lot of food.  The kids loved eating jerky and nuts... they had never had pistachios, and we watched mormon messages on the ipad.  
The 3rd day of Christ mas...The kids wrote their letters to Santa.  My favorite part was that Terek said he was naughty and nice... so true.  If you look closely, you will notice he put that he "needed" pull-ups... I will have to post the video of him opening them on Christmas morning.
The 4th Day of Christmas, we went to town square.  The trees had awesome lights in them and the kids got to jump around on the rocks in the fountain.  They also got to see Santa and ride the carousel.
On the 5th day of Christmas, we went shopping for new ornaments for the boys.  Note for next year... TARGET:)  We went to both Walmart and Kmart and this was the best we could come up with.
The 6th day of Christmas, we mailed our Christmas cards.  The kids helped put on the stamps and stuff and seal the envelopes.

 On the 7th day of Christmas, Brenner had the first of one of his many choir concerts.  He sang at Lin's grocery store.
 On the 8th day of Christmas we had our ward Christmas breakfast.   Food with friends and Santa:)
 On the 9th day of Christmas I started a new tradition that I need to continue.  We had a grinch dinner.  We read the book, ate "grinch" food and watched the movie.... the short cartoon.  Next year I think I will add some fun grinch cupcakes or something cute and fun like that.
On the 10th day of Christmas, we went to Staheli family farm for the live nativity.  IT.WAS.COLD!  We bundled up in  a blanket, but still froze.  I would highly recommend it.  The music was beautiful and you could really feel the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas.
On the 11th day of Christmas, we made gift for the kids to give all of their classmates.  (These are not the ones we made... I forgot to take pictures).  We made reindeer noses... the brown ones were whoppers and the red ones were cherry sours.  We made 70 of these little things!

On the 12th day of Christmas, we had another choir performance at a care center in St. George.
On the 13th day of Christmas, we went to Target so the boys could buy presents for each other.... they get to open these presents on Christmas Eve.

On the 14th day of Christmas, we drove around to look at lights... there were some awesome ones out there!
On the 15th day of Christmas, we headed to Kanarraville to go sledding!  The boys had a blast!
On the 16th day of Christmas, we acted out the nativity.  It was fun to have a real baby (although baby Jennika was a little girly for baby Jesus)
On the 17th day of Christmas... I had planned to go to Tuacahn... my little party poopers just wanted to watch a Christmas Story... so I went shopping and they watched a movie with their dad.
On the 18th day of Christmas, we made a little sand ornament Christmas craft.
On the 19th day of Christmas, we had a choir performance at the school.
On the 10th day of Christmas, we had a birthday party for Ryan and our friend (Matt Hammons).  We had an adult party... and the kids partied at our house with a few babysitters.  We had a hot cocoa bar and played some awesome minute-to-win-it games.

On the 21st day of Christmas, we had our CHRISTMAS dinner with the Blake family.  We had some awesome yummy food:)
On the 22nd day of Christmas, we went to a light show put on by Kuhn heat and air.  They had free hot chocolate, hot dogs and Santa!

On the 23rd day of Christas... well, we went to church.  Then it was West's birthday, so we went to my parent's house (where Lucas and Shellie were staying) for dinner, cake and presents... I didn't take any pictures.

 On the 24th day of Christmas, we went to dinner with the Blake family at Buca di Beppo.

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!!


Angie said...

Looks like you had a busy month! Your boys are so big and handsome. They've grown so much.

Lib-Dawg said...

I love your traditions you do. When I grow up I am going to do this too! And I love that you did this all in one post....you should stick to that. Just saying...with love!