Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Our Christmas 2014

This year would be our first year away from family and friends this Christmas.
I was worried that we would spend our first Christmas in our new house just the girls and I.
Not knowing when Jason would be able to come home for a short break, made the fun of Christmas Day not there for me.  But after talking with my parents they decided to come to Texas and spend Christmas with us.  I was so happy knowing that they would be here and we had someone to celebrate with us.

My parents left CO on Tuesday morning (Dec 23) and after some road closures due to weather they finally made it to TX at 4:45am on Dec 24th.  They spelt for a couple hours and we all got up and got ready and headed to breakfast.  After breakfast we took a short little drive around our very small little town to show my dad around since he's never been here.  It wasn't a very long drive since our town isn't very big, all 950 of us.  We headed back home to just hang out for the rest of the day and have some fun.  The plan was the daddy would be home on Friday and we would celebrate Christmas that day, but later that day we got a call from daddy saying he wasn't going to be able to come home at all.  I was totally crushed and at that point I hated his job, I know he couldn't do anything about it and if he could he would be home.  After talking with Jason we decided to open gifts on Christmas morning.  While the girls napped I made sugar cookies that the girls could decorate once they woke up.  Christmas Eve night came and we set out cookies for Santa and sent the kiddos to bed.  It took the baby a long time to fall asleep, must of been the sugary cookies before bed!!

Christmas morning came bright and early, the girls came into my room at 6:00am earlier than I wanted.  My dad got up early that morning to set our the girls and my little brothers present out front.  Rudy our elf left the girls and Justin a note telling them goodbye and that Santa left there gift out front.  But before going to find Santa's gift we facetimed with daddy and opened gifts before making our way out front to find the Santa gift.  Santa brought each of the girls a quad (4 wheeler) power wheels.  After opening gifts and finding there big gift they drove there 4 wheelers around for a little bit before coming inside (it was freezing out).  We came back in to build some toys and play.  I made my first big dinner in our new house and it was so nice to have my parents here for that, we all wished daddy could have been here with us.  All in all Christmas was great and the girls got everything that they wanted and more!

Now it's time for A LOT of pictures....enjoy!


Kendall opening all of her presents

even though she doesn't look like it, she loved her boots!

Keira opening her presents


Kaylee opening her presents


Justin opening some of his presents




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