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Wrapping up the year

The kiddos...not one pic is perfect

Another Christmas come and gone. They sure are coming faster and faster the older I get. This year Christmas came in the blink of an eye. We were so busy remodeling our house and dealing with all the chaos that came along with it, that I barely had a minute to sit back and enjoy the holidays. Usually we have our tree up the beginning of the month and this year we had it up about a week before Christmas. Which unfortunately is the exact reason why the darn thing is still standing as I write this. Ken swears we have always kept the tree up until after New Years, but I say that Call of Duty is beginning to fry his brain. Oh well, two more days and this tree is coming down.

Santa gave Karli an American Girl doll Coat he picked out in Chicago

I have quite a few stories to tell about our remodeling project, but let’s save that for another time shall we. The house still has a couple of things to be completed before I share the end result photos. You will see some of the completed work in some of the photos (some photos are from Ken’s brothers house). We went shopping yesterday to buy the tile for the backsplash for the kitchen (why does everyone save this for last?) and Ken got sick during our shopping expedition. All of 6 of us have officially had the flu now. Let this be it for the season, thanks.

Ask me in a few more days why I bought this darn things Crappy camera - took back already

This year for Christmas the kids actually slept until 8:30am! The kids opened presents from us and Santa and then my parents came over as well as Don and Emma. We had brunch and the kids opened more presents. Then around 2pm, we all went to Ken’s brothers house to celebrate with his family. They also invited my parents and Don and Emma for dinner. It turned out to be a really nice day, not too rushed, yummy food, and the kids had fun opening presents and playing all day. The day after Christmas we went to my parents house to visit with my mom’s side of the family and my sister came in town too. Her baby girl is such a cutie. I never did get my camera out when we were there because we got side tracked with Emma who had an allergic reaction from something. (Send me some pics of the girls from Christmas Heather, lol!)


Some Christmas presents still have not found a good spot so our house is still a little unorganized. I figure why bother cleaning because the kids just keep getting everything back out anyways. Soon they will be back to school and I will be back to work. I haven’t worked much this month and I am ready to get back into the swing of things. This year has been an amazing year for our family, we are grateful and can’t wait to see what the new year will bring. Happy New Year to Everyone! Thanks for visiting our little spot on the web!

View all of our Christmas Photos Here.

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  • Reply Friglet December 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Glad you had such a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Terra December 31, 2009 at 7:21 am

    So glad you had a lovely Christmas! I hope 2010 is a wonderful year!!!

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