Wednesday, March 13, 2013

December 2012

Every year our ward has a church party. Breakfast with Santa. The night before Jason got a phone call asking him to fill in for Santa. Jordyn did a great job keeping the secret. Tessa had no idea. Asher wanted nothing to do with Mr. Claus.
Then, we went to Jason's work party and the "real" Santa came. The girls were thrilled, and he was amazing!
Our family got an Elf on the Shelf. This elf is a girl and Jordyn and Tessa named her Cutie, or Elfie, or Tootie, or something like that. It was fun to find her every morning. One morning she was making snow angles on the kitchen table in sugar, she roasted marshmallows over the Scentsy, and she made a mess with paper and scissors creating snow flakes.
We went to the Hunter Family Christmas Party. Pretty sure Asher had the best time, just check out that chocolate covered face. And of course, the yummy drink.
On Christmas Eve we had our traditional Halladay Family Party. We decorated gingerbread houses, exchanged white elephant gifts, and had a devotional. The kids watched a movie about the birth of Christ of Grandpa Day's computer.
We spent the night with Sue Sue and Grandpa Day. Somehow Santa found us and our kids were spoiled. Barbies and Scooters, new clothes and a barbie house. Asher got new shoes and a tool bag. It was fun...but once again, I didn't take any pictures. Luckily, the video camera recorded it all.
After a fun night and morning with my family we went up to the Hunter's. The girls were spoiled some more and loved every minute of it. Asher was fun to watch, as he played with all of the paper and boxes.
Christmas afternoon we packed our bags and headed up Provo Canyon for a few nights at the Warburton Cabin. Asher loved the spiral stairs. Jordyn and Tessa loved the snow, and late nights, and games. It was fun. We played games and ate yummy food. We celebrated Tessa's fourth birthday and rested our tired souls from all the crazy stresses of the season.