Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas & Birthday

As I sit here in our beautiful new living room, I am reminded of all the blessings of the last month.  Life surely has been crazy, but it has been fun!  The kids grow and learn so much each and every day!  I am truly EXHAUSTED from the fun of the last 3 days.  But know I am blessed to have such wonderful family to spend time with.  Christmas Eve was spent at Brian’s parent’s house.  We had a fabulous Swedish dinner with the night being rounded out by Gramma reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  Here are the grandkids “posing” for a picture:


Christmas morning, Santa had left Ethan a McQueen Bike and Nyla a princess rocking chair.  Along with a bunch of gifts in their stockings!  I didn’t get any of Nyla “opening” as she let Ethan open most of her gifts.  But here is Ethan opening his and Nyla enjoying hers:


Christmas Night we went to Brian’s Brother & Sister-in-laws and had a wonderful family time.  It was even nice enough for some to get in a few games of Cornhole!  I posted some other pictures on our picasa site (there is a link to the right of this). 

Lastly, today was spent as a quiet day at home with just the 5 of us, including Belikan.  I could not have asked for a better birthday celebration!  And the greatest gift of family was enjoyed all weekend long.  I am truly blessed and feel grateful to have you in our lives!