For about 7 years I have said I'd love a Louis Vuitton purse. My sister had one that I would borrow and consider stealing it often! This year was my BIG chirstmas score....Steve got my the purse I'd been drooling over forever. I Love you, Babe. Thanks for spoiling me!!
Christmas morning we woke up to Santa leaving a huge load!! The kids were so excited! My Sister and Brother were staying with us because they didnt want to miss Christmas morning wwhen the kids woke up!! My parents & Steve's Mom and her husband came over about 7:00am! We watch the kids tear through every present and their faces were priceless! I/my sister made a yummy breakfast for all of us. After that we got ready and headed to my parents for the rest of the day. My Mom had tons of yummy food and desserts. We spent many more hours opening gifts and enjoying Christmas together! Treysen's gift highlights were an X-Box, finally being allowed to have an Instagram account, a new basketball hoop and a BIG Dick's gift card! Allie scored some Dodgers jewelery,some art supplies, lots of American Girl stuff and a Easy Bake oven!!
Chirstmas Eve night we went to my parents for dinner. My Mom always makes the same delicious dinner, a family favorite! After dinner my parents continued our tradition from when we were kids and all the "kids" got to open one present. My kids actually got "real" presents...the "adult kids" got gag gifts! My sister and I got two oh so wrong christmas vest that my Mom actually used to wear, Steve got a pain of Covidian flip flops that were a re-gift from my Brother in la to my Dad (Josh works for Covidian) and Josh got a beanie that the Direct TV guy left at my Mom and Dad's when he set up there TV. After all that fun, we loaded up in my car to go check out some great Christmas lights!
Allie made sure that the reindeer had some carrots and Santa got his cookies and milk!!
Ever since Jill & Josh told Allie that they were having a baby she had an "idea"! She called Uncle Josh one day and said "I think you should get a cake to tell us if your having a boy or girl." Josh asked her to explain. she said "You know if it's a girl it will have pink cake and if it's a boy you'll have blue cake." Josh said "what if I want a yellow cake?" Allie said..."That means twins!!" Josh said he didn't want a yellow cake! So my sister got a cake to she the big news with the kids....
...BOY!!!! Andrew Broxton Halsey will be arriving in May of 2013!!
This year we started a new tradition. During the Christmas season we drive around many times enjoys others Christmas light displays. This year we made an award for our favorite house and would give it to them with a box of See's candy!
My girlfriend Jen lives in one of the neighborhoods that goes ALL OUT!! Her son and his buddy were outside selling hot cocoa, we had to stop and let the kids enjoy some!!
We voted and the majority won. We knocked on their door and presented them with the award along with a box of See's candy! The kids LOVED this! We happened to have friends with us the night we voted and it was so fun. This is the house we chose. I wish you could see the light work in the picture but it just doesn't show up well.