Friday, December 31, 2010


This year we celebrated Christmas at our home with Luke's family. It was nice having his family with us, especially where they live so far away. On Christmas Eve, we drove to Shelley and had dinner with Luke's grandparents and cousins. Santa made a special appearance at the end of the party and Brynlee and Chlöe were lucky enough to have Santa bring them gifts. They both did well on Santa's Lap. Brynlee told me that she wasn't going to be afraid of Santa this year.

Brynlee helped clean up after the festivities and had fun being pushed around on the broom.

We had to hurry home so Luke and Brynlee could get ready for Santa. They frosted ginger bread cookies.

Chlöe hanging out, watching and drooling. (I can't beleive how big she is getting)

Putting out the milk and cookies for Santa.

The Girls in there p.j.'s getting ready for bed.

Brynlee sleeping soundly with her favorite horse, waiting for Santa.

Waking up Christmas morning

Finding stockings under the tree

Chlöe hanging out with grandpa, sucking on her thumb....she didn't last long.

Brynlee had great expressions while opening her gifts. We were lucky to catch a few. She was really fun this year. She brought a lot of excitement into our home and it made Christmas better for all of us.

Brynlee with grandma opening a fun little gift.

She asked Santa to bring her a tool set. Lucky for her he listened.

This is a quilt that Grandma Nelson made for her. She was very excited because it had princesses on it.

In Pocatello we kind of missed out on the White Christmas thing, but the sun was nice. We headed for a walk/run up city creek before we ate our Christmas meal. It was nice to get out and it made our dinner even better.

We had a great Christmas. Thank you to family! I appreciate all that you do for us and it was fun to be together.