Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

Wow, we had a wonderful Christmas this year!! We are lucky enough to celebrate 5 times each year:) It can get pretty crazy, but we love every minute of it! We are blessed with such wonderful families:) The sunday before Christmas, we went to the annual Cowan Christmas party. Susan had such a large family. It is so much fun getting together with so many aunts, uncles and cousins:) The boys had a blast and got some great gifts! Santa even made an appearance:) On Monday evening, my mom watched the boys so Carl and I could attend Christmas services. It was a great service and afterward we got to stop and have dinner:) Next year we will take the boys! On Christmas Eve, we had 3 parties to attend! It started with our annual breakfast and present opening gathering with coach, erik, Kristen, kate and abbey. We had a great time as usual and again the boys got some great gifts:) After breakfast we all headed next door to Aunt Janelle's house for the Schindewolf family Christmas. We had a delicious lunch followed by presents and family time. Again, we had a great time! After lunch, we walked on home to which both boys passed out! good thing, because about an hour later it was time to pack up once more and head over to my dad's for Christmas dinner. We had a yummy dinner and dessert followed once again by more presents!! We all got so many great things!! It was an exhausting day, but a fun one!! Christmas Eve, we put the boys to bed and carl and I did our gift exchange together, while drinking coffee (we were sooooo tired!) Even though we got a new washer and dryer, my sweet hubby still surprised me with a kitchen aid stand mixer that I have been wanting!! Not only that, but a dozen roses and a new tervis that I love so much!! Christmas morning we woke up with the boys and found that santa had come!! The boys had a blast opening presents and we had a blast watching. Christmas is so much more fun with our boys:) After presents I made a yummy breakfast casserole and coach and aunt Janelle came over to eat with us and join in on the madness;) The rest of the morning was spent putting toys together, attempting to clean up and playing outside so the boys could ride their new truck:) For lunch we headed over to my mom's. We again had a delicious meal followed by, yep, more presents!! It was a great week and what made it best, was not the presents, but spending time with our families. We are so blessed. Below are some pictures from all the fun! Just a warning, it's an overload!! Enjoy!
 family pic with coach and "aunt nelle"
 family pic with uncle jimmie and aunt carrie
 one of the t-shirt blankets we had made with grammy's shirts:)
 coach and his munchkins:)
 with my sweet nieces:)
 haha, no caption needed;)
 schindewolf cousins
 Tripp with santa at the cowan party
 just some of the Cowan cousins
 me and my darlins'
 loves of my life:)
 coach and his boys, so blessed by this man:)
 sweet cousins
 at the cowan party, someone was a little pooped out!
 my flowers and my new cup (it has a superman symbol on front and the back says "Tripp and Tucker's supermom") I cried when I opened this, love it!
 yummy Christmas morning breakfast!
 relaxing after ALL our parties!
 Tripp and Jake loved their leap pads, thanks dad and ging!
 precious cousins!
 my love and my best friend, blessed:)
 love their chief!
 chief and his boys

 still half asleep! but super excited!!
 Christmas morning madness:)
 Christmas morning walk/drive:)

 A Christmas toast!
 clowning around at yaya's
And the main reason for the season...Happy Birthday Jesus!!
Such a fun, family filled week!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope all had a great Christmas as well! Will update again soon!!
Love and Blessings,

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