Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

So the big day arrived and we were all ready to go!  We woke the girls up and here's how the day went....

First we opened our stockings!!!

I got cool socks, a gift certificate for a pedicure, a starbucks gift card, and a mug!!!!

Joey got some Dora Fruit Snacks, Days of the Week socks, and TinkerBell undies...

Daddy had to help Sammy open hers!!

Sammy got some onsies and a cool spoon :]

Johnny loved his florescent socks :]

He got a beanie, shave cream, razors, socks, and Allen America tickets...

Then it was time to open gifts....Joey got a pink computer from us!!!

Here's everthing...she got some books, a sweatshirt, Beauty and the Beast, and a devotional book!!!

Sammy got some clothes, bibs, a Jenny Jumper, a ball, and Toy Story 3....

I got 2 pair of cool Nike running shorts and a fleece zip up jacket...Johnny got some sweat pants, a sweat shirt, a pair of shoes and T-shirt!

After we opened gifts, my family came over!  Here's Bigman, Coke, Aunt Patti and my mom :]

Here's Aunt Vicky and Uncle Rick!

We had some Sausage Balls, breakfast tacos, and more :]  

Applesauce muffins and fruit..yummo!!!

Sammy opened her gifts!

and so did Joey!!!

Nonny and Dedecek got her a dress up trunk!  Here she is modeling the Snow White outfit!!!  Check out the high heels!!

Johnny modeling his argyle sweater!

We got great stuff and I was so happy to host my family this year!  Next year we will be at Aunt Patti's house, Sammy will be 1 and Joey will be 3!!!  I can't believe it!

After all the festivities, we headed to Aunt Amy's house for dinner and dessert!!!


We brought the Jenny jump up for Sammy and all the cousins were trying to teach her how to jump :]

All in all it was a great day with family!  We loved getting to see everyone, and we aren't even done yet! We get to go to my Dad and Bea's on New Year's Day for even more fun!!  I can't wait to see them and spread the holiday out even more!!!

Happy Birthday Jesus!!!  We love you :]

Christmas Eve

So this year we have been blessed beyond measure with the birth of Sammy, great family, and great friends!  Even keeping all that in mind, we have had no greater blessing than the birth of Jesus!  Without him we would be destined to a life lived in hell, and because we have him in our hearts, we are truly able to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday on Christmas!!!  We've been trying to inform Joey about the real reason we celebrate through Bible reading, her Veggie Tales nativity and songs.  We've been singing Happy Birthday to Jesus :]  All of that said, come Christmas day, she was only interested in the presents :]

Let's back up though, the whole celebration started Christmas Eve with the Stout side of the family!  We went to church and had a blast!  They asked the kids to come on stage to sing and dance!!  Joey was so cute, and I'm so sad I didn't have my camera to take a video of the whole thing.  She danced and sang and shook her booty and I kneeled down in front of her watching and tearing up.  I always cry when I see her do things like that!!!  She was so cute and during the service she kept asking when we got to go back on stage :] Who knows, maybe one day she will be singing on stage with a microphone and everything!!!

After church we headed over to the Stout house for some dinner, and present opening...

Uncle Bret handed out the gifts as usual!

Grandma held the little girls :]

Joey got a new color wonder book and Aunt Lisa helped her figure it out!

Dakotah loved his book from us!!!

Sammy got a blanket from Grandma!!!  It's so cute and soft :]

Aunt Becky got a Fancy Nancy doll.....oh wait, I think that's Mily's :]

Brittany was so surprised at her gifts from Grandma :]

Sammy got clothes and they obviously tasted yummy!!!

Johnny and his new orange Adidas sweatshirt...

Aunt Lisa helping Sammy figure out her new toy!!

So we were all done opening gifts and we were all just hanging out in the living room.  All of a sudden, Mily and Joey came out of Mily's room...we didn't even realize they were gone...and they were wearing Mily's new fairy dress up clothes.  We're not sure who got Joey dressed, but that is the skirt she has on as a top :]

We could not stop laughing, and I was actually in tears and we all had side stitches when we stopped laughing :]

She had the real top on as panties over her own panties of course!!

Ahhhh, much better!!!  Doesn't she look so pretty???

So Christmas Eve was a blast, and we got lots of fun stuff!  Stay tuned for Christmas day!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cookie Day 2010!!!

So each year, the girls of Johnny's family get together and make Christmas cookies!  I asked where the tradition started, and was told that my MIL used to make the Christmas cookies and then the girls started helping out...years later it became their job or rather their joy!  We joined the crew this year and got put to work at Aunt Amy's house on cookie day!!!

The girls had tea parties :]

We even got Johnny to wear an apron!

The girls going over the recipes...they have an entire book with sheet protectors and everything....there was a very tense moment when someone took a recipe out of the sheet protector and let it on the counter....people were blamed, fingers were pointed, everyone agreed never to do it again :]

all the ingredients...

Johnny was in charge of the chopper...he loved it!!!

The girls got to help with some cookies!  Jackie would roll the dough, Claudia would dip them in egg whites, Mily would dip them in pecans, and Joey would place them on the cookie sheet :]

Our next job was to open up all the hershey kisses for the peanut butter blossoms

The whole process wore Sammy out :]

The girls got to help cut out the sugar cookies too!!!

Push hard!!!

Aunt Jackie passing on the tradition to the girls!!!  Maybe they will be taking pictures of their kids helping with the cookies one day!!

Sweet cousins :]  Mily and Joey are so fun together!!!  The conversations they have are hysterical!!

Toffee :]

What a fun day!!  Can't wait till next year!  Maybe Sam will be able to get in on the action!!