Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

 We went to church on Christmas Eve and then went over to Papa and Di Di's for soup and snacks. Marni and Chris were driving from Boise and didn't get in until late so we did not get to see them until the next morning.

 The boys were up before 6 the next morning and so excited to open up their stockings.
 We had a nice early Christmas morning at our house and the kids opened their stockings and presents from us. They were all so excited for each other and we slowly opened gifts and relaxed. Jax spends most his days in pajamas so he was very excited about his 3 new pairs of pajamas he got this year.
 Colbi did not get any gifts from us but she was happy with the boys toys and wrapping paper.

 We had decorated  Christmas trees out of ice cream cones with friends a couple days before Christmas and left them out for Santa and his reindeer. Each boy got a note from Santa's crew and Jax was thrilled to see that Santa had fed all his Christmas tree to the reindeer.
 Later on that morning we went over to Papa and DiDi's and had breakfast, opened more gifts and spent the day relaxing, playing games, watching movies and spending time together.

 Playing Candyland in front of the fire.

 Marni got Colbi her first purse and I am amazed at how much she loves it.She constantly sits down on the couch with it going through it and talking on her cell phone, putting on her lipstick and asking me to open her wallet. It is pretty funny!
 Aunt Marni did her best to try and win Colbi over while she was here. The kids sure love having her around. Unfortunately we were hit with a bit of the stomach flu (Dave, Jax and Case) so that meant a little more time at our house and less time with Marni and Chris but we made the most out of the time we had. We also had an adult dinner out one night (minus Dave who was home sick) at the Marcus Whitman and did a pizza/game night at my parents the night before Marni and Chris had to go home. It was a very fun Christmas and I sure wish it was not over!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 
Dave, Care, Colt, Jax, Case & Colbi
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pemberton Christmas 2014

We celebrated the Pemberton family Christmas today. It was a bit early this year but today was the only day where we could all be there. We are with my family this year and Travis and Katie are going to be in California with Travis's family during the holidays. Next year we will all be back together at Mike and Julie's. As always, it was a lot of fun to get together, eat good food, laugh and open a few gifts. The cousins had a lot of fun playing together and with their new toys.
 We started off with a yummy brunch.

Colbi and Samuel enjoying their food.
 The Pemberton cousins.
Camryn (7), Colt (7), Jax (5), Calvin (4), Case (3), Evalynn (2), Samuel (23 months), Colbi (15 months) and Eleanor (4 months).
 All the cousins drew names and opened one gift from the person who drew their names. Case got a fishing pole (from Evie), Colt got legos (from Calvin) and Jax got a Ben 10 watch (from Case). Then they opened up gifts from Memah and Popee, As always, all the kids were spoiled and got lots of fun toys and games to play.

Memah and Popee put on a fun game of Christmas Bingo for the kids complete with prizes.
 Then had a cookie decorating activity for the kids to do.
 A Christmas celebration would not be complete without the traditional acting out of the Christmas story complete with costumes and lots of laughing!  This is by far my favorite part of Christmas Eve with Dave's family (as well as going to Christmas Eve church service), I am glad we still got to do it this year.
 Colt was a king (this was after he scoffed at being an angel and asked me to switch him costumes). He is so his father's son!
 A few of the animals.
Case, Randee and Aaron (her fiancee!!!)
 Jax was the inn keeper, he has been talking about being the inn keeper for the last 3 months (Colt was the inn keeper last year), he was thrilled once he finally got to do it.
Merry Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Fun

 We enjoyed our first weekend in December and had a full weekend that was filled with lots of fun.
 Colt had a basketball game Saturday morning and all the grandparents came to watch him play.

 Popee spent most of his time telling Jax and Case stories. I think they were very glad he was there!

 After the game Colt had a birthday party so the kids and I went to my parents for lunch and cookie baking.

 We spent the day baking cookies and decorating gingerbread men.
 On Sunday we headed to Klicker's to get our Christmas tree. As you can see Dave is thrilled about being there. It did not take too long but Colt was very opinionated this year about what kind of tree we should be getting.

 Then we went back to my parents for lunch (I pretty much did not cook all weekend!) and my mom had a snowman activity for us to do. Her and my dad made popcorn balls and we used frosting and candy to put them together and decorate them.

We came home and decorated the tree and watched a Christmas movie. It was a fun day and a great way to end our weekend.
The Christmas tree is lit and decorated. The kids are ready for Christmas!