Sunday, December 28, 2008

C h r i s t m a s D a y - 2 o o 8
Kevin got up way earlier than me- and was anxious to open presents-
Can you tell?
Smelling his new socks?
Awe! Bailey helping Kev open his present. :)
Leo also helping open the presents - too cute.
Kevin got very creative with his present wrapping :)
Of course Starbucks has to be somewhere in the mix :)
Some sweet new running shoes
Opening my big present - I was very happy

Leo & Bailey wearing there new sweaters
Why so serious?
Here's the fun part of the morning-
I had a BIG surprise for Kevin this year -
He had no idea what I was really getting him. I had him completely fooled
into thinking I was getting him an electric drum set- After opening all our presents,
I told him there was one more present in the the tree- and that it was his clue to
what was upstairs (he knew I had a big present for him waiting in the guest bedroom)
Here in the picture he is grabbing the "clue" :)
Here he is opening the "clue" & and getting excited,
because he knows it's drum sticks!
Here he is about to enter the bedroom to where is Big gift is -
& excited, because it MUST be drums! why else would I give him drum sticks?
What!? Wait, this is a very shocked look on his face -
Could it be something other than drums!?
It's not drums! It's a new AWESOME TV!!!
Ha! I had him SO tricked! Goal accomplished!
Later that evening Justin & Missy came over.
We made Christmas dinner together and exchanged some fun gifts. :)
We love the Witheys!
They liked their Homer nut-cracker.
An Angel ornament! I've been wanting one. :)
A mushroom ornament- random, but it
totally made us think of Justin & Missy
Thankfully they liked it too. :)
Kevin thinks he's the hulk
YAY! another animal ornament to add to my collection!
I love cute animal ornaments! Lets see, so far I have:
a cow, penguin, elephant, 2 birds, and a pig... the farm is growing!

Good times!
Christmas had it's ups and downs this year- not being able to see our family is always tough, but Justin and Missy helped ease the pain- we had fun making it our own. Their was also no snow on Christmas day, which is always a little strange when you are used to snow, but it was a very beautiful sunny day & I always love that.

The Eve of Christmas 2oo8

Christmas Eve 2oo8
Missy mixing the frosting
for the gingerbread houses
Kevin eating the decoration candy :)

Getting ready to decorate the house

Must kiss first before starting

Must put head gear on before starting

Mixing frosting again,
because the frosting it came with was too thick
Decorating the gingerbread house
& again...

Kevin's angry candy face

YAY! finished!
Justin's wonderful Christmas tree -
So that's where all the frosting went!

Van Wynsberg Gingerbread house 2oo8

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Season and Reason for Cheer

2008 Christmas Tree decorating extravaganza! :)

Eating Christmas cookies before starting.
I love my babies! ha!
look at Leo's long tongue- he loves giving kisses. :)Kevin and I have begun our own x-mas traditions -
Each year we are going to pick an ornament to be our "favorite" one of the year.
This one is Kevin's favorite for this year... Placing the guitarMy favorite ornament of the this x-mas was a cow!
I love cows! ... their always grazing.Placing the cow

Leonidas and his favorite ornament of the year-
too cute - he wouldn't drop it, so we let him carry it around for a little bit. :)
He was feeling the x-mas spirit.

see he wouldn't let it go..
he was waiting for the right time to put it on the x-mas tree.Being a Bossy pants!!
jk. I know we were joking around -
I swear I am not the x-mas Grinch.

Homemade stockings - you like?

um - holding ornaments in a basket. duh.
These are the faces we make at each other daily.

I look like a weirdy- but Kevin is a cutie

um - I just hope my kids don't take after him -
lol SO sorry this is an x-rated picture.
This is apparently a new x-mas tradition too -
Kevin hanging ornaments where they really aren't suppose to be. lol
awe- I love how she kept looking up at me. :)

Can you tell I don't have kids yet?

Like the tree skirt?
I just used some fabric I had laying around. works well.
Placing the star on the tree
Final product
They were quite into it.. lol

Van Wynsberg - Christmas decorating - 2008