Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

We have had such a fun Christmas holiday so far. I didn't work Christmas Eve or Christmas and it was so nice to have 4 days off. Brandon has 2 siblings and their families in from out of town so we have been packing in the fun and doing a bunch of stuff together. It's been a blast. I don't have pictures of everything but here's some stuff I do have pictures of.

The nativity we acted out. Brandon was Joseph and Haley was Mary riding on the donkey's back.

Austin was having so much fun in the treasure box as Baby Jesus that Mady had to join him. It was so funny. They were laughing so hard. These kids are just the cutest!!!

On Christmas Eve we got together with my side of the family since that's what we always do. It was weird without my parents there but at least we got to talk to them on Skype. And it was Christmas morning for them while we talked so the timing was perfect.

Emily made an amazing dinner and we played some really fun games after. So for this game that we were playing, you have to put a piece of paper on your head and then draw a picture.

Emily told us step by step what to draw and then you got points after for how well you did like if your star was touching the tree, if your stockings were actually on the fireplace, etc. It was so fun!

My picture is on the left, Brandon's is on the right. I did pretty good if I do say so myself. It seriously was a lot of fun.

My adorable little niece Ela was taking our picture over and over and over.

Man, we're good looking!!

My cute little sister Amy and the yummy pies she made.

Me with Grandma Bishop.

Christmas morning we went to Bryant and Summer's house to mooch some of their amazing breakfast. We had a really fun time over there but I didn't take any pictures. Their little boy Ocean got a slide for Christmas and he just kept going down it over and over. It was so fun to be there with them on Christmas morning.
From there we went to Brandon's parents' house to open gifts from each other. We are so excited about the new Dyson Brandon's mom and dad got us for Christmas! And some cute baby stuff too for our little girl.

Anyone ever watch "The Phone Call" in Seminary? Lincoln does a pretty good job of pulling off the hair style. Can't WAIT for his next hair cut. :)

And here's a picture of our baby girl on Christmas day. Chan got me this cute maternity shirt and I love it!!!

Sadly I don't have a picture of the newest member of our family, our new nephew Samuel. Tara had her baby boy on Sunday last week and then made the 10 hour drive from New Mexico to Provo on Wednesday and was here in time to celebrate Christmas with us. She is amazing for doing it and their baby boy is so cute and so fun to hold!
Now tonight we are off to Salt Lake to go to dinner with Brandon's family, see the lights, and then enjoy our gift of a night's stay in a hotel from Brandon's dad. Can't wait! It's going to be so much fun. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.


Kris said...

Steph you look so good! You guys really did pack in the fun all weekend. I'm glad you had a great Christmas break!

Barb said...

What's a Dyson?

Mike and Lisa said...

cute baby bump!!!

Ali said...

Hey Stephanie, I saw your note on my blog. You should check out Target. They have some really cute girl bedding and you can buy it by the piece, that way you aren't buying things you don't need. I just bought two sets of sheets and a bumper pad. They also had some cute receiving blankets and the softest furry comforter to go with it. You should check it out. Its the circo brand. If you have any questions call me.