Yay for Part 2! So Chistmas morning we all got on Skype with my parents and Sage. Even though we are several states away we still were able to have Christmas together. Took us 4 hours for all of us to unwrap presents together. The only thing that could have made it any better is if it all happened in person. I have lots of pictures to share, hope you guys enjoy!
Kaylee and Hayden opening their first present of the morning. Hayden got a cool Chevron car from Grandpa (tradition) and Kaylee opened her handmade Tinkerbell doll carrier from Mommy. You can see My parents and Sagey Poo on Skype :)
I didn't get many pictures of the kids opening presents, normally I would take a picture of everything they opened. This year I wanted to spend all my attention on the kids and spending time with family so I waited until everything was opened and just took 4 big present pictures.
Here is Kaylee's goodies!
Here are all of mine. My theme was organization if you couldnt tell. Note filing cabinet, file folders, 2010 planner and labelmaker LOL.
Here is the awesome frame my parents had made for me. Whenever I was little we used to go to Oklahoma a lot to see my grandparents. We always drove through a town called "Lindsay" and every time we said we should take pictures by the sign and never did. A few weeks ago my parents went and took pictures by all the signs. I was teary-eyed opening it and as I write this now. So many wonderful childhood memories. My Dad is in the middle pic by the sign. This is one of my favorite presents this year :)
My parents also bought me these AMAZING knives which they had imported from Germany. I used them last night and they are awesome!
They also sent me my baby blanket I had from when I was little. I hung it around my shoulders all morning. I am extremely sentimental if you couldn't tell. I passed it down to Kaylee and she has been sleeping with it since :)
Of course you can't forget some good ole Tiger dust :)
Here is Hayden with all of his prezzies. I never want to hear the words "I'm bored" ever again.. LOL **Note to self** Stock up on batteries....
Here is Joseph's, he got some of his presents early. PS3 and a bigger TV for the living room. That is why his pile is a tad smaller. Am I the only wife on earth who got their hubby pot holders for Christmas?? At least they were Panthers Football....that makes it ok right?
After we took all the presents out and put them together and cleaned up we went to Sonja, Ray and Addy's house for Christmas dinner. Good thing they live a few streets down because we were in the middle of a Blizzard. We had to shovel our way to the truck and couldn't shut the garage door. The neighbor came out in flip-flops and shorts (keep in mind we are in a full-fledge BLIZZARD!) and said he was going to snowblow our driveway. It was a wonderful Christmas present, we have the best neighbors. It's the little things that make the holidays so special (even though snowblowing your neighbors house on CHRISTMAS is NOT by any means little, especially in a BLIZZARD!). We enjoyed an awesome dinner with the Evans and then came home and snuggled up for the rest of the night.
Kaylee and Addy playing in Addy's new Beetle :)
We took these pictures the next morning, keep in mind the neighbor cleared all this out the night before. We were literally snowed in... This is a view from the back door, poor Max had to jump over this mountain every time he had to pee.. lol
This is the view from the front door. I'm taking these from our living room window, no way I'm going out in that cold.
We had to make a tunnel to the right to get out of our garage since the front door was impossible to get through. Thanks to my Hubby for braving the cold to get these awesome shots for me :)
This is a view of the front of the house, I don't even have words to describe this except ...INSANE. This is after 1 night people..1 NIGHT!!! Imagine if our neighbor HADN'T shoveled the night before.
This is our neighbors house that are connected to us. I feel really bad for them... Our neighbors got together as a team and helped clear out a lot of snowed in houses.
This is Joseph after our neighbor came by AGAIN to snowblow for us. He was really happy if you couldn't tell! Did I mention we have the best neighbors? I made him a huge plate of homemade cookies to take home after all the hard work. Now we have a cool tunnel to walk through.
I'll be back later with pictures of my Style File. I spent 3 hours on it last night. I have 2 more inspirations to finish up today and some various embellishments I want to add as well. I have some really fun posts planned for this coming week and I have a ton of stuff for my next GIVEAWAY!!! Only 27 more followers until my next HUGE giveaway!!! Spread the word!