Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Eve and the BIG Day

Our house was buzzing with excitement on the days leading to Christmas Eve. 
 This year the Cobia family joined us for our Christmas Eve festivities.  Our smorgasboard did not let us down -- Birch (mango salsa and chips), Sara (famous homemade pizza), Alex (Orange Chicken and Rice), Tyler (boneless hot chicken wings), Alysee (Italian Sodas), Nate (Shrimp), Coop (Cheeseburgers), and Chloe (cupcakes).  The Cobia's also each brought all their favorites...we ate until we were stuffed!
Annual Gingerbread House Decorating
Nativity Reenactment - everyone draws a character and has five minutes to find a costume.  Birch was a narrator this year.

 Coop and Nate were delighted with what Santa brought them -- football uniforms.
Santa brought Alysee a beanbag chair.
To our surprise a beat up package arrived the day before Christmas from Fiji.  The kids LOVED their new Fijian rugby shirts and Fijian Indian Girl's outfits.


 Christmas Day was really quite magical as it snowed all day long.  None of us can remember such a Christmas.  Everyone had a great time playing in the show all afternoon.
Intense Football Game
Great sledding down our hill!

 Being a more tropical kind of gal, I did show my face outside for a few pictures and videos.  I had warm hot chocolate for everyone when they came back inside.

 Chloe loves her new umbrella and boots that Santa brought her.
It was kind of different for all of us to have Christmas dinner at home.  Most years we are on the road driving to family's house but this year we skipped the road trip and enjoyed the whole day at home.  Since we don't have any traditions for Christmas dinner we all voted on our menu.  We had a tasty dinner of spaghetti, salad, and bread-stick twists.

What a magical and splendid day!

Wish you could have been there?  Click here to view movie:

Shoot, I just remembered that I totally forgot to include Alex's talent in the Christmas video recap.  He totally made this whole video.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

1 comment:

Matt said...

Looks like an awesome Christmas!