Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas !!

Christmas Eve is my favorite part.
After the kids go to bed we stay up and wrap everything. I don't buy anything in the traditional manner. Traditional as in "from the retail store and inside it's own box" ;) So I have to figure out how to package it all up and make it look awesome......
I'm very proud of the fact that this pile of stuff here cost me around $40. It's all in the presentation, folks ;)

And it was $40 well spent!

So, it's only half a Strawberry Shortcake house. But it was 69 cents.
And look at that face. She doesn't even care! She loves it!

 She got that cloud car she's been wishin for and not just one Grumpy Bear but TWO!
 And right after we finished opening presents Aunt Coley showed up with 
all the really cool stuff....
Aunt Coley did NOT spend $40 ;)

 Then Jerome's sister and family showed up.....

 And we ate so good!! Thank you Carri!!!
 And right before bed the girls gave us their gifts......

 It was as Christmasy as Christmas can get  :)


  1. looks like you guys had a great day! i love that leap about halfway down! and i'm jealous of that cool cloud car!

  2. looks like you had a very merry christmas! I love your christmas tree! it's filled with sooooo many cute ornaments!

  3. Absolutely adore your Christmas tree! Looks you you had a wonderful day...well everyone except the surly looking girl with the dark hair who is frowning in a couple of the photos!

  4. I love Christmas because family, friends, food and fun! The 4 "Fs" of the Holidays right? : )

  5. Looks like a wonderful time! That castle is great!

  6. Aw man, that looks like a beautiful and memorable Christmas. I am, as always, jealous of your decor as well. Your Christmas is a kitch-tastic Christmas Laura!

  7. So glad you had a good holiday!!! I kinda love those pound puppies and those little reindeer...weren't those hallmark exclusives or something. I vividly remember them from my childhood.

  8. Dang, you know how to celebrate Christmas!!! I'm already getting in the Christmas spirit for 2014 and I hope it can be half as grand as this.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas for 2014!