Post Christmas Post

SO I totally had my Pre-Christmas Post on a roll and then I didn't get it posted.
Anywho, my Christmas post would've been awesome...
Let's recap the events of the season...
BIL and SIL get into town at midnight-ish a few days prior to Christmas... we HAD already been sleeping for a few hrs... HAD... I'm just glad Kalea stayed asleep through all the ruckus!
What else???
We spent Christmas Eve day/early evening with Steve's family- we had a turkey & ham dinner with all the fixings-YUM. And Santa came while we were all huddled in the basement.
Kalea definitely got spoiled this year- but I mean she is only 4 mths out of heaven and has been a perfect angel so she kinda deserved it!
Us big kids must've been pretty good too because Santa gifted each couple with a Samsung camcorder- YAY!
I really was happy with this gift for many reasons, but most of all because it means I don't have to beg Steve for one for the next year!
After we were done at Stringham's we went to my parents for the night and Christmas Day. They invited Annet- our African friend who is definitely an inspiration. Last year she couldn't sleep over, but this year she did, so that was AWESOME! We sang carols, watched It's a Wonderful Life and ate too many homemade chocolates. It was really fun though. We also got spoiled over there with gift cards and clothes and more stuff for Kalea- including a BUMBO which is my new best friend.
I'm so glad I can put her down on the counter now and she doesn't fuss because she can watch every move I'm making! My back is so grateful.
BONUS: We got to talk to my missionary brother on Christmas morning!
I love that kid so much, he is the coolest. I love talking to him, especially now with his little California accent, it's so cute- he doesn't appreciate it as much as he should. He's having a lot of success out there and is really wishing time wasn't going by so fast. I'm so impressed with how he's changed- well not really changed, just let himself emerge I guess- he's always been this way, I think he was just scared to really just be himself before the mish. I'm glad he's figured himself out, cuz I've always thought he was pretty great.
For selfish reasons I'm excited that the year went by so fast and I hope this next one speeds by too!
All in all it was a great Christmas with lots of family time,
and by that I mean hours of playing Rockband!
I hope everyone else had just as much fun as we did!


Tiffany Johnson said...

So, it's a good thing I knew you had a blog.. you little snot! :-) I still love you anyways! Sounds like you had a great Christmas! I'm so glad! Ours was great... besides the enormous amount of crying and whining from both children during the traveling. It's the worst. Other than that.. so much fun. We wish we could see you guys more! Kalea is adorable!

Krystal Simpson said...

So maybe I'm naive because i don't have kids but what is a bumbo?