So, of course I made New Year's Resolutions. It's a must. It's sort of like having to get up each morning...you gotta do it.
So my survey is:
#1 Did you make any?
#2 Did you break them already?
#3 Do you really care?
I only set one resolution this year.....do less. Yup, that's it. Should be easy shouldn't it? In fact, it sounds like a good one to me. "where's dinner? oh, I'm sorry, I'm doing less". "Laundry? uhm, remember....doing less!" The more I think about less, the more I like it!
ON TO ANOTHER TOPIC, we did have a great Christmas holiday. All of the family was here, except the missionary. It was a loud, crazy, fun time. Six grandchildren here! Am I really old enough for six grandchildren?
On Christmas Eve we had the traditional pajama fashion show....OK maybe not traditional because we had never done it before, but anyway that's beside the point.
So here's Matt and family all cute in their little jammies. Tara's had a blinkie light on hers. It was the envy of all!
Next we have the Houstonians! This is Lexie's first Christmas and she's not sure what all the fuss is about.
Then we have Nate and fam. Krew just wants to go to bed. He doesn't understand why he can't just go to bed with his fuzzy little blanket! Little does he know that in the morning he's gonna make a haul!
And then we have grandpa and grandma and Aunt "Candy Bar!" We were pretty boring but I thought we were stylin' just the same!
We had LOTS of snow which was so beautiful! Lynsey had wanted snow for Christmas since it had been about 7 years since she had been able to enjoy that. I don't think she was disappointed. Nate built a "mountain" in the backyard so that we could enjoy sledding. It was pretty fun.
Candice also got to "enjoy" being "gently placed" in a snowdirft by her big brothers. I tried to stop them....I really did....I needed them to stop long enough so I could grab my camera!
She fought valiantly...
...but to no avail.
However Matt did sling her over his shoulders and carry her up the stairs instead of making her walk in her bare feet!
Little Princess Jessica got some princess dress-up dresses. Some from her mom and some from Grandma. Well, she is a total princess and LOVED them! They didn't come off for 5 days. Bribery had to be used in order for her to take them off to put on snow clothes!
Being a princess is serious business.
Aunt Lynsey tries to show her the finer points of "princessing" such as the curtsy and waving at your loyal subjects....
There was some drama later however, as the parental subjects were unable to tie the bow correctly on the royal cape....serious drama...total meltdown....screaming tantrum meltdown....but GRANDMA to the rescue! She was the only one who was able to calm the savage princess and tie the cape correctly. I do believe she was knighted that day!
Some presents are wrapped cuter than others....don't you agree?
Krew was pretty excited about the whole day!
The boys were pretty excited about their goods as well.
It was such a great time and so fun having everyone home. I love you all my family!!!!