Savannah's smiley gingerbread man. She is so proud of her decorating skills. He was the most special cookie of them all and wasn't eaten until the others were gone.
I love the reaction onSavannah's face. This was a robe and pajamas from Daddy and I and I think it turned out to be her favorite gift cause she hasn't taken them off since Christmas morning.
A snowman Savannah made at school in her art class from a sock and dried beans. How did Savannah know I LOVE snowmen?
Another great shot. This one is the Easy Bake Oven. She has already baked the cookies and today we are going to do the cupcakes. Watch out Cupcake Wars, here we come!
I think Jake enjoyed what was in this package. I don't think he'll ever get bored of Monster energy drinks.
Charlie opening "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - I love his expression and I can still hear his silly laugh.
Another wow factor - Barbie Clothes! Can't go without something Barbie, right?
Of course with me holding the camera there wasn't any shots of myself, but I didn't do it on purpose this time as I have in years past. I am working on this. My dad was a big "no picture" person so after I am gone I don't want my kids to go through what I did trying hard to find photos with me in them.
It was good to hear from Charlie's mom, Sue, my sister Monica, my brother and his wife, John and Kathy, my brother Matt, and Michael who is now living with Matt in Eagle Mtn. Hearing from him about how well he is doing during his divorce is such a blessing. It is a hard thing to go through. I pray he will be able to spend more time with Ryan soon, I know what it is like being away from your child like he has and am so thankful that I got my boys back as soon as I did when they were away.
My mom wasn't available on Christmas day without cell phone service but I did get to talk to her when she got back home. She spent time with my brother Marty and his family and sounds like she had a party of a time!
I miss them all but talking to them felt like I was there with them even for a moment. Christmas surprises are so fun and I love this time of year. The only thing that was missing was family get togethers. In the future I want to plan to spend some time during Christmas in Utah and spend it there with my family.
For New Year's we are not doing anything special. Just staying home and making a nice dinner. I think we will have bacon wrapped scallops, after all it has been so long since we had these. I think it has been as long as 2 or more years. Seems like it was when we were living in Utah when we had them last. Oh and by the way, I am not mentioning mine and Charlie's New Years goals until after this dinner I might add.