Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was quite busy for us, but a lot of fun!

We started off Christmas Eve with Rich's parents stopping by to drop off the kids' first gift-pj's!

Then we left for Oma and Opa's to spend time with my side of the family. Morgan and Blake got to see their cousins, open gifts from all over Europe (from my parents' travels) and get a brand new beautiful sled!
From there, we went to my aunt's house to spend time with my mom's side of the family, before going home and preparing for Santa's visit...

and then Santa came Christmas morning! The kids' stockings were full, presents were surrounding the tree and the cookies, milk and carrots (for the reindeer) were gone!

Morgan and Blake LOVED their presents from Santa, but didn't have a chance to open their gifts from mom and dad before having to leave to go to 'Grandma with Tractors' house (Rich's grandma) for breakfast, lots more presents and the traditional shot of peppermint schnapps/whisky/juice (for the kids). (I'm sorry, but I forgot to get pictures at Rich's grandma's with the 30 some people there. What kind of mom blogger am I, right? LOL!)

Still not done with Christmas gatherings! We went on to Rich's parents' where the kids were read Christmas stories, Blake got to hand out Christmas presents, 'Uncle' demonstrated Morgan's new guitar and Rich posed with a few of his new gifts! LOL!

When we left there, Blake fell asleep in the car and didn't wake up until the next morning. My parents came by to see what everyone got with the exception of what we didn't get to open that morning. The presents did get opened, though, first thing the next morning before we left to go to Henry Ford Museum to see the Lego display. The kids got some new clothes, a couple books and their Hallmark Keepsake ornaments! :-)
Since I took SO many pictures at the museum, I made another slide show. We really had a wonderful time-it was a great place to take the kids! :-)

Sunday afternoon was spent with Rich's dad's extended family where the kids opened even more gifts, then Rich and I left from there to have dinner with some old classmates of his. (The kids spent the night with Rich's parents). They were all in an advanced math and science program together throughout high school. (Sorry no pics of the old classmates.)
We finally finished our Christmas gatherings last night when we met up with Rich's aunt and cousins for a pool party, pizza and presents at a local hotel. Morgan was a little fish, while Blake stood by the edge of the pool (making me extremely nervous). He did enjoy the inner tubes though!
I have to share a video I took of Blake with his new truck from Rich's aunt and cousins. He thought that truck was the greatest! :-)

And that was our Christmas, minus a couple hundred pictures! LOL! Fun, right? :-)


Alexis AKA MOM said...

WOW my dear talk about you're a busy few days for you! Now I know why I'm so crazy about staying home ... LOL

What amazing gifts and the sled is just beautiful! They boys would be so jealous of the Leggo's, how much fun is that!

Oh Blake is just like Caden with the pool.

LOVE all the pictures and the videos :)

Nancy M. said...

Y'all sure were busy during Christmas! It's so awesome that you had so many places to go! The museum looks like a fun place to visit.

Just Breathe said...

Wow, what a fantastic Christmas. You did so much. Looks like everyone had a great time.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

What a cool truck! I can see why Blake loves it so much!
Wow, such a gorgeous sled! Did someone you know make that?
You were definitely busy busy busy! Glad to see all these pictures!
LOL at Rich posing with his new gifts! LOL!!!!

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