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We had a wonderful Christmas with a lot of fun memories. On Christmas Eve our tradition is to go and spend the day up at Brandon's parents house. Jeremy and Tisha are always there with their kids, and this year we were very excited to have Brandon's Grandma and Grandpa Simmons here, and also Jana's brother Scott. I was so mad because I forgot my camera! Tisha promised me copies of her pictures though. The kids exchanged presents, the women had an ornament exchange, and then the kids got to open their presents from Grandma and Grandpa Simmons as well. Nana was also so nice, and bought all of the grand kids a fun present to open. Alexis got a lip gloss making kit, Tori got a butterfly making kit, and Levi got some magnetics blocks. They all had a lot of fun playing with their new things. Then they got to open a new pair of pajamas. In the picture above Alexis, Tori and Levi are sitting by the tree after we got home, in their new pj's. We had a fun time with Brandon's family. We played a really fun game called "imaginif". It was so much fun and we had a lot of laughs. I think I will be purchasing that game. It was such a fun time, and it was hard to leave, but we made ourselves leave by eight so we could get home in time to leave cookies for Santa. We were able to keep the kids awake the whole ride home, so they could put the cookies and milk out. They were so excited for Santa to come they could hardly stand it. On Christmas morning,Alexis woke us all up at six thirty. This is the first time Brandon and I didn't wake the kids up at the crack of dawn. We agreed to let them wake us up this year. Although we both admitted to having a hard time sleeping because we were so excited. (we are still kids at heart lol) After Brandon went down to make sure Santa had come, the kids all ran down to find their presents piled beneath the tree. here they are going through their stockings
Here is Tori with her Littlest Petshop stuff the Santa brought. She was so excited that Santa brought her exactly what she wanted.
Here is Alexis with her printer that went with the computer that Santa brought. All she has been wanting for about a year is a computer so she can play all of her games on it, since mom and dad never let her load all of her games onto their computer. She must have been pretty good for Santa to bring this for her! Santa brought Levi a train table, and I just noticed when loading these pictures, that we didn't get a picture of him with it. I don't know how that happened! He loves it though.
Here are the kids wrapped up in their blankets that I made for them.
Here they are opening up new sleeping bags from daddy. The girls have been wanting their own sleeping bags for a long time, and they were so excited that daddy bought them pink ones. They have been sleeping in them ever since. Levi was excited for his too.
Here is Alexis brushing her teeth with the new electric "Brats" toothbrush that she got in her stocking. She had been eyeing that at the store for quite some time.
I got Brandon one of those little electric flying helicopters for Christmas. He loved it and had so much flying it for a couple of hours until it crashed and broke =(. Here he is trying to put it back together.
Every Christmas we always go over to my parents house, and have a big Christmas dinner, open presents that we get for each other, and just have a blast hanging out together. We were so happy that Daniel was home from his mission this year, and that Cindy and AJ were able to come down from Utah to spend Christmas here. Christmas would not be the same with out them here. This was the first Christmas in a long time that my Grandma and Grandpa Park didn't come for Christmas, and we were so sad they weren't here. We had a lot of fun hanging out, talking, laughing , playing games and watching movies. Here are Katie, Tori Levi and Kristalyn when we are getting ready to open presents
Here she is trying it out. It took several tries with the wig, until we got it just right. Doesn't she make such a cute Hanna Montanna?
I caught my dad trying it out too. Haha.
Levi and Mason played so good, and cute together. Here is Levi pushing around Mason in a box. They are wearing matching pajamas that Grandma got them
Christmas was so much fun this year. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas when I was growing up, and it has been so much fun to watch our kids, as they make their own memories of Christmas, and add to mine.