Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas at our House

I had to copycat Kristi's fun blog post about how they've been celebrating Christmas at her house.

So here's how we've been made Christmas special at our house this year:

We've snuggled up as a family and watched:
The Gift (an old BYU production of the story by Pearl S. Buck)
Charlie Brown Christmas special
The Grinch(with Jim Carrey)
The Nativity Story
The Polar Express
Christmas with the Kranks
A Christmas Story

Favorite sounds of the season:
Faith Hill- A Baby Changes Everything- it's on repeat every night in Connor's room
Straight No Chaser- 12 Days of Christmas
Colbie Calliat- Mistletoe
Josh Groban- The First Noel
Jason Mraz- Winter Wonderland
River- Sarah Mclachlan
Silent Night- Troy taught both boys to play it on the guitar

Tales that have made us laugh & cry:
This story in the Ensign
lots of stories from our Advent book that my sister Linda made(my two favorites being Christmas in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck and The Gift of the Magi by O Henry)
Santa Claus
There was no snow on Christmas Eve
The Crippled Lamb
The Night Before Christmas

In the kitchen we've made:
Rice Krispy treats
Sugar cookies (we always decorate these on Christmas Eve)
Peppermint bark
Peanut Butter Kiss cookies
Baked Potato Soup(for Christmas day at Troy's sister's house)
Sausage Dip- sounds gross, but is super yummy

And are making:
a turkey, homemade stuffing & all the fixins
green bean casserole
rice pudding
almond filled coffee cake rolls(our traditional Christmas morning breakfast)

Here's our card we sent out:

Crafting was at a bare minimum this year- note to self start earlier next year! I did a few other small projects but forgot to take pictures!

But check out these cute crafts that I got for Christmas:

Thank you, Lor!

Thanks, Amber!

Christmas isn't Christmas without:


Adopting a family & then ringing and running- this was Genna's first year to run with the boys.

Troy pointed out it probably wasn't very covert to take a flash camera shot as our kids are trying to sneak up to a house- oops!

And finally the reason for the season:

Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases!


Kristi said...

I'm glad you "copied", because I loved reading your lists. :) You are a cute, cute little family.

Those muffins look decadent! I'm pretty sure I need that recipe, if you're willing to share.

Merry Christmas!

Amber M. said...

Merry Christmas!! Can't wait to see you on Friday!!

April said...

Merry Christmas!!

Grandma K said...

You have been so busy.
Aren't Christmas family traditions wonderful.
Great memories your family will have for years to come.
We love you and miss you.

Amy said...

Oh, what a nice way to tell all about your Christmas! I really like your patchwork Christmas tree. Very cute!

Happy Holidays!

At Home In Georgia said...

Will you share the recipe for the recipe for the sausage dip and cinnamon rolls...sounds SOOOO good.