Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas this year was SO MUCH FUN! Gracie was just beside herself with excitement. She couldn't wait for Santa to come. We regularly sang "Santa Clause is coming to town" for our bedtime song. She loved everything about the season. We collect Nativities so she was also into the reason for the season. Evie wasn't too excited but, she could tell something was going on.  We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house this year and it was wonderful. Mom and dad, Grandma and Grandpa, and Zach and Stacie came over. We ate until we were going to burst (steak, ribs, potatoes, salad, beans, rolls, etc...ugh!) and then went to open presents. The girls LOVED their gifts from Zach and Stacie, and we all loved our gifts from everyone.  After we took Grandma and Grandpa home for the night and put the girls to bed, we played games and ate fondu! It was wonderful.  After everyone left Beau and I set up the presents under the tree, painted a doll house for Gracie, and made sure the house was all put together.  We didn't get to bed until 3:00am and we were exhausted! It was crazy. Now I know why my mom was always so exhausted on Christmas morning.  Gracie and Evie got spoiled rotten, and so did Beau and I! Poor Beau was sicker than a dog on Christmas and it just went downhill from there. He ended up in the emergency room with walking pneumonia/bronchitis. Poor guy took himself in. I felt so bad for him! Luckily they got him on antibiotics quick. Unfortunately, the rest of us got it. We had an interesting holiday season that's for sure!