Thursday, January 8, 2015

Christmas with Nana & Papa

We had a our final Christmas with my parents the Saturday after Chrismtas Day.  We had kept Brynna and Braylan at our house for a cousins sleepover the night after celebrating at my Grandma's and  the kids had so much fun at our house, even though it was get home, get jammies on and then get into bed. It was a fun night.

That next morning we headed over to my parents and had brunch and then the kids opened their stockings and gifts. They had so much fun and were all spoiled! 

 {The boys talking about the Legos with Nana}


 {Braylan and Joel working on Legos}
After the kids opened their gifts then it was the adults turn!! We all got some great gifts and had fun! After gifts we had appetizers for the rest of the day and it was yummy!!

All-in-all it was a great day and glad we got to spend all day there and the kids were happy to play with each other! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Christmas with Grandma

On Friday afternoon, the day after Chrismtas, we headed to Ankeny to my grandma's house to celebrate Christmas there. The kids were excited to see Brynna and Braylan and Corey and Ryan!! We had soups for supper and just got to hang out and cards and open gifts. The kids were excited to play go-fish and old maid we had a lot of fun and we even were able to capture some family pictures, which hadn't been done in forever!!! 

{All the littles waiting to open presents!}

{All of us dad and his family and my uncle and his family}
{Gram and all the grandkids and great-grandkids}

{My gram and her 2 daddy and my uncle!}

{I was teaching the girls to play cards here!}

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


We had a wonderful Christmas 31 years we've ALWAYS gone somewhere for Christmas, a grandma's house, etc but this year we had NO plans and it was sooo nice to be able to spend Christmas at home lounging all day letting the kids play with all their new toys and just hanging out as a family. That evening we headed over to my parents to say hi because in 31 years I've NEVER NOT seen my parents on either Christmas Eve or Christmas we all headed over there after supper and said hi, the kids were excited to see Nana and Papa and share about all their new goodies!! 

{Joel opening his stocking}
 {Jackson opening his stocking}
 {Jocelyn in her Paw Patrol jammies opening her stocking up!}
 {Julianne checking out her new lip gloss in her stocking!}
 {Jackson opening up some Legos from Santa}
 {Oh LOVE Jewel's face....she got the only thing she asked Santa for...a purple horsey!!}

 {All 4 kiddos on their new bikes from Santa!} 
 {All the Legos from Santa!}
 {Jossy riding her new Spiderman bike!}
 {All the chaos afer opening Santa presents. We took a little break and had breakfast and then opened gifts from Jon and I. That was nice and it broke it up for the kids!}

Such a great Christmas and the kids LOVED everything!!