Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas highlights!

We had so much fun this year! It's amazing how fast it all went!!!! Some of our favorite things to do at Christmas are:

Going to temple square to see the lights and the Nativity scenes, we try to do this early in the season so we start out right!
Going on the Polar Express with our good friends, the Jolleys. We especially love seeing Santa, Mrs Clause and the Elves!!! (Brick Oven afterwards is always a treat too!)
Santa came to our Chisholm family Christmas! We thought Jaemon would pee his pants, he was so excited! We had fun wearing fun jammies, opening gifts, sledding and eating in our new dining room with all 30 of us!
We always get Sunday best Christmas clothes, and enjoy the church the Sunday before Christmas.
The making of gingerbread houses is always something that is a gooey, ooey, yummy, messy treat!
Sleeping under the tree (or at least in the same room as our main tree) on Christmas Eve-Eve and reading Christmas stories is something the kids love! (while mom and dad wrap presents and watch Christmas vacation!!!)
We always go fishing on Christmas Eve with the Bennett's. We fish for ornaments from Grandma and Grandpa.  The paper bags they are in are tied with red ribbons and we always tie them in Josh's hair!!! That's a lot of ribbons dude!! 
After Grandma's we come home and open one present! It is always jammies and a Christmas book especially for each person! This year I made all the jammies. (finished them at 4:30 that day! :) They were fun, ( a little low waisted, but oh well)!! Then we set out cookies and carrots for Santa and the reindeer!! The kids all sleep in Josh's room and we watch the original Christmas Carol. (God Bless Us Everyone!!!!)
Christmas morning is so magical, I hope we never totally grow up!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!