The White House

The White House

Saturday, December 26, 2009

It was a Merry Christmas!

We had our "big" dinner on Christmas Eve this year so Emily would be with us. I think I like that better. I was able to just relax on Christmas Day.

After dinner the kids opened one present.

The all got pajamas (imagine that!) I sewed Emily and Olivia's, but ran out of time to make some for the boys.

Emily wrote Santa a note, we all signed it and then it was off to bed to let the big guy do his thing.

Christmas morning was full of fun...

Aunt Linda and Uncle Jim brought gifts for the little ones and cash for the boys. They are so thoughtful and generous to our family.

Emily got a new iPod to replace the one that was lost/stolen two years ago. Granma and Papa sent her a pretty glass necklace.

Homer is always telling Nick stories and joking around with him. This is one of those times...remember the plastic that held the six-packs of pop together? And how guys would fold them up to pull apart seeing who was the strongest? Homer found some in the junkyard and Nick found it wasn't as easy as he thought.

I made a lot of hats this year for the kids, and immediately they were giving me ideas on more they want me to make!

Granma and Papa sent the little ones some books, and they sure do love to read.

Nick loves to wear plaid, and is on a mission to bring back the v-neck. This kid really is a riot.

Nothing like the smile when they open something they really wanted. Elijah's hands are always cold so hopefully this mittens will do the trick.

I have several presents that I was sewing that didn't get completely finished. Some are clothes for this doll and the one Emily got from Grandma Debbi on her birthday. Nick had so much fun messing with Lucas. Here he got Lucas all excited thinking he got Mac 'n Cheese for a present (he loves that stuff), but really it was a shirt.

Hopefully now he will quit taking my glass cups in the car to work!

Barbies and jewelry boxes. Everything Girl!

Grandma Debbie sewed flannel pillow cases for all the kids and of course, there were more hats!

Elijah is all smiles after getting the new touch SpyderII phone that I really, really want to keep for myself because it was so cool, but he'll use it so much more than I ever would. Nick got a waterproof video camera and immediately wished it was summer so he could take it in the pond.

Gloves and jammies...I really enjoyed making gifts and want to make more next year. I just need to start a little earlier!

Here comes Elijah with Dad's surprise. He sure got a kick out of it.

After all these years he could still ride it.

A wonderful Christmas Day was had by all, and was made complete when Andrew, Cody and Sydney came to visit for a few hours. A perfect day.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

looks like everyone had a wonderful day. Boy your hubby is talented on one wheel.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. It was so much fun to look at the pictures and see the joy in your famiy!

Martha said...

What a wonderful day. The unicycle has to be the most unique gift I've seen this year!!!

DeniseinVA said...

You all had such a great day, all those happy, smiling faces. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us through all the lovely photos. Happy New Year!

Patty said...

It looks fantastic...Love all the hats, and can see the kids appreciate them. Did you get any pics of the other kids? would love to see them after all this time.
Happy New Year Gayle!

Snowbird said...

What great pictures. It looks like you guys had a fantastic, fun Christmas. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. It was so much fun seeing the delight the kids had opening their presents. Love all the hats!!

Lori Skoog said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us! You've been busy making presents...of course I love what you got for Homer! Happy New Year to all of you.

Alice In Wonderland Rocks said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us,the photo's are beautiful. Your kids are the cutest too. A real family Christmas is what I see when I look at your blog :)

anymommy said...

So much fun! A very merry weekend after Christmas to you and your little darlings.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I'm sitting here smiling after enjoying your family Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful 2010.


Bill S. said...

Looks like a blast. Our Christmas was a marathon - visiting six homes during the day and celebrating seven times. Love it.

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Gayle, you and your family are SO BLESSED!! Looks like a fabulous Christmas!!!! Happy New Year to you all!!

And check out Homer on the Uni!!! Priceless!!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Love the milk jug! Christmas snuck up on me this year. I had so many unfinished projects! The pics make me cold just looking at them. You need to come enter my Aloha giveaway. It isn't a trip to Hawaii but if you win I'll send some Hawaii to you!

Emily said...

So glad you had a great day! The unicycle is hilarious! And what a talent you are with the pj making and hat sewing! I laugh at how y'all are in Alaska, in short sleeves and bare feet and we are in the deep south bundled beyond belief and it's only 50 degrees out!

Vodka Mom said...

That looks FANTASTIC!!! By the way, do you have a Wal-mart close by??? Email me.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh sure looks like a blast. YOu are blessed beyond measure. I can feel all the joy in your photos. :)