We had a really fun Christmas! It started out on Christmas Eve, when we went over to Jason's brother's house for the Gale Family annual Christmas Eve dinner. There was lots of good food, and fun presents from Grandma and Grandpa Gale! Lizzy and Rachel got a big box of Princess dress up clothes, which they promptly dressed up in! Naturally, we did not bring our camera anywhere we went, so I am lacking in the photos! After the party, we drove around the neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights, and then took the kids home and got them into bed. In the morning, Jason got a picture of the 2.5 girls waiting to go see if Santa had come!
He did come, and in fact, he installed a new kitchen sink faucet for me! Here is the before:
And the after:
Our old faucet was leaky and had parts falling off of it. It was really a cheap, bad faucet. The new one is SO nice, with a pull down sprayer, just like in a professional kitchen!
I also got a carving knife - good for cutting up roasts, turkeys, and your enemies:
The kids were really thrilled to come out and see that Santa had indeed come, and he had eaten the slice of pumpkin cheesecake we'd left out for him, leftover from the Gale family Christmas Eve dinner that we had at Jason's brothers house! The kids started off on their presents right away, and they were so excited!
After opening presents, we had our Christmas breakfast, which was a giant puff pancake! It was quite large and impressive looking - it's hard to tell from the picture! But, it was really delicious, and everyone enjoyed it.
After sitting around and relaxing for a while while the kids played with their new toys, we headed out to my mom's house for Christmas dinner! (We forgot our camera, of course!) We opened more presents with them, and I was so excited to receive a 4 slice toaster, so I can make toast for the whole family all at once, instead of in batches as I have to do just about every morning! (We love toast!) Jason had a lot of fun with his new laser sighted Nerf dart gun that my sisters got for him, and they had also gotten some for themselves, so they had a fun Nerf gun war! The kids got a gigantic Zhu Zhu pet maze for their Zhu Zhu pets to run through, and that was so fun for them! We had a delicious dinner of prime rib, and then headed out to my dad's house. After opening even MORE presents with them, we sat around and chatted for a while, and then it was time to head home and put the kids in bed. They were really tired out, and in fact slept in this morning until about 10:00 am! A new record!
I hope everyone had as fun a Christmas as we did! Merry Christmas everyone!