Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

I just can't believe how fast Christmas came and went.  We really did have a great Christmas this year.  I feel so blessed to have so many things in my life.  I am sorry the pictures are all out of order, but Blogger makes it so difficult to just download that I am just happy that I got them all on there.
For Christmas Eve we let the kids decorate gingerbread houses.  Although they were really graham cracker houses.  We then watched some church video's on the true meaning of Christmas and talked about the birth of Christ in Luke.  Corey did a great job of reminding the kids what the true meaning of Christmas was.  Then we ended with watching How To Train your Dragon which the kids love.
Santa came and was very generous this year.  The kids were up at 5am but we told them not to wake us up till 6.  So they scouted out the presents and who knows what else while we slept.  Finally at 6 we got up and made our way downstairs.  I like to do like my Mom and open one gift at a time.  It makes Christmas last that much longer.  It was wonderful.  All the kids loved what they got and I think all of them at one point during the day told me this was the best Christmas ever.  Of course they say that every year, but it is always nice to hear it.  I just kept thinking we will have 5 kids next year and that Danni will almost be a year old.  Makes it seems surreal, but it also makes me excited to know I am almost done.
We hope everyone had a great Christmas this year!!
 Corey surprised me with a pearl necklace this year.  It was so pretty.
 Lexie got another doll this year and carries them everywhere.
 Lexie's finished house.
 This is what she asked for the most..a mp3 player and she was excited.
 Logan and his house
 Hailey in her mess.  Notice the Dora house and the dress up clothes.  It was a mess.
 Hailey also got a Leap pad and I was trying to figure it out.  I love how we both look.
 The kids right before we opened presents.
 Got my new necklace on.
 As I was scrolling through all the pictures Corey took there were at least 5 like this one.  Butt shots.  My butt looks huge, but it makes me feel better knowing I am basically 9 months in this picture.
 Hailey in her cute pj's my mom gave her.
 Hailey and her house (the boys made it for her)
 What Hailey really wanted, her Dora house.
 Gabe's house.
 Lexie gave me this card and I was laughing so hard as i read it.
 Posing for a picture.
 The boys got airsoft guns for Christmas and they were pretty stoked.
 What the boys really wanted, their own Xbox and Xbox live.
Everyone in their PJ glory.  I love this picture.


Seth and Julie said...

Big butt? Are you kidding me? I thought that was one of your girls in fuzzy pink jammies digging for a present under the tree. You SO do not have a big butt! You look great and your Christmas looks great! Merry Christmas to you and your crew!

The Thompson Family said...

What a great Christmas! We spoiled Bailey too. It is just too much fun. You look great Kory. Can't wait to see Danni. Love you!

Anonymous said...

What a fun Christmas!!! I also love the shot of you and Hailey concentrating extra hard at the comoputer. You and your mini me!!