Christmas 2010

so many have wondered why i've been away from blogging so long. i would tell you now, but it would sound like complaining. you can call me if you'd like and ask, but all you'd hear is a long tale with a lot of complaining. i'd advise against it if i were you. so here we are, good attitude in hand, back and ready to share what we've been up to the past few months.
we had a really magical Christmas this year. this was the first year Connor was really THRILLED about Santa and all the wonder that brings to a child's mind. he woke me up every morning for a week before Christmas thinking that this just might be the morning Santa had come. when that morning finally arrived, i think it was just what he had been waiting for. Santa brought a lot of dinosaur toys, books and a new scooter. when we wouldn't hold Connor off any more from opening up presents under the tree, i went upstairs and woke up our sweetly sleeping Kylene. she was groggy and snuggled up into me as we came downstairs, but as soon as she caught a glimpse of her new baby and stroller she pushed away from me and said, "Down! Down!"

we had a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate and skyped with Nana and Grandpa. then we loaded up the car and headed to S. Carolina to Mimi and Papa's house! it was so fun to arrive there on Christmas day and be there with Logan, Codi, Staci, Theresa, Bev and Maw Maw and Paw Paw. the kids couldn't believe there were even MORE presents to open and Connor got the thrill of his day when he opened up not one but TWO remote control dinosaurs from Mimi and Papa. he had asked Santa for some but Santa must have known that Mimi and Papa had that in store for him.

we got snowed in the next day (Christmas miracle!) and had a great time hanging out and playing Wii.

the best part to Byron and I was that we were all healthy this Christmas. to us that was the best present of all.


Mark and Jill Smallwood said...

Looks like fun! It was nice to hear from you!

Metta said...

Welcome back to the blogging world Kristi! Love those cute photos of cute kiddos.

Dancing Branflake said...

Yay! And I think I need to email you for the story. You always tell the best stories in the best way.

Mom said...

This is a wonderful recap of your Christmas. Your children are beautiful! Great photos and great memories.

melissa said...

I couldn't concentrate on your adorable children. I just kept wondering what you were complaining about for two months. What, Kristi, WHAT?! I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight.

Ashley said...

Hooray! I check you blog every day...just in case, but I'm also ready to click backward as soon as the page loads. So I was trigger happy and clicked away too soon this time. I had to return to your blog again! :) So happy to see a new post up. Looks and sounds like a great Christmas!