Tuesday, December 30, 2014

{Christmas Day 2014}

Christmas morning...Such a joy and always goes by way too quickly!  The kids actually seem to get up earlier and earlier each year (they used to sleep in on Christmas Day!).  I think they were all up at 7am ready to go.  We had to wake up Miles before the kids could come down the stairs.

Then I made them take just one more picture in front of the Christmas tree before the room was destroyed with shreds of wrapping paper and cardboard.  

The boys were so pumped to find these plasma cars.  

 All the kids actually played with them out in the sunshine on the deck. Christmas Day was glorious!

Miles loved his very own carrying case for his hot wheels.

This little guy is our lego champ!  

Beats were on the top of his list!

And Addison got surprised with her very own sewing machine.  

Which she quickly got all set up and started working with the scrap fabric.  

Tools are always a good gift for Trevor.

And the aftermath.  We took it slow and easy on Christmas Day.  I didn't rush the clean-up and we took our time opening gifts.  

We had a relaxing and easy dinner. Took some short cuts with Rhodes rolls and easier side dishes.  Can't believe this is the only picture I have of dinner.  Ha! Miles drinking a root beer! 

I'm always a little disappointed when Christmas Day comes to an end.  It just seems like the season ends so abruptly.  But we had amazing time in December with all the festivities and plans and thoughts of our Savior, born in Bethlehem many years ago.  


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