Friday, April 1, 2011

Christmas in April?

No...I am just now getting around to blogging all of our Christmas pics and activities...better late than never, right!? ha! I've never blogged small pics before, but I knew this would be a HUGE post, so if you need to see a bigger view of them (*cough...Mom, Dad, Gigi and Goggy...cough*), just click on them and they will enlarge! :) The annual gingerbread house decorating... Off to see Santa...look how thrilled Liv was about it. She didn't even want to get out of the car! ha!
Waiting in the freezing cold!
Aww, look how nicely everyone is smiling...amazing what a candy cane and the promise of getting the hell out of that house will do!
Walking in a winter wonderland!
Mom and Dad got the girls this train to go around the tree this year. It was a huge hit! :)
Abby's school Christmas party. You know I weaseled my way into being the room helper that day! :)
Doesn't she look so thrilled with that cookie that she can't stand and wouldn't dare eat, even if her life depended on it!...Good times! haha!
More cookie decorating...but, these were for Santa, so this was exciting! :)
Christmas Eve Eve....(ahh, the joys of living near no have to celebrate when you can and spend most of the actual Holidays on the road!) So, on Christmas Eve Eve, we pretend it's Christmas Eve and the girls open their gifts from each other.
And, Abby let me open the gift she made for me @ school! LOVE it! :) She is an angel!
Sweet...Liv got Abby a Barbie pool!!
And, Abby got Liv a baby that crawls...see it there behind the tree. That naughty baby...she acts like her mother! ha!
The pure joy of kiddos on Christmas! :) I will be so sad when they are too big to get into all of this fun stuff.
WOW!! Two little girls must have been pretty good this year! Well, one was and the little one just got lucky! ha!

All Liv wanted was a smoothie! She is a MESS!

Hauling their breakfast arond in the gator! ha!
Christmas Eve day we traveled to Dixon to spend Christmas with Baby Will...well, other people were there, too, but that is who we were most excited about! haha! Christmas morning madness! So much fun. I can't believe it used to just be us. The family has grown a lot in the last 7 years! :)
My favorite gift of the Ugg mockasin's! My in-laws are the best gift givers! :) I got lots of other goodies, too. We all did...we are all spoiled by both families.
We spent Christmas Day in Dixon also, and then headed back home to have Christmas with my Mom and Dad on the day after Christmas! Abby's book! Every year for the kid's birthdays Mom makes them a scrapbook or a photobook. Love them!
Oh. my. word. Dad got Abby a pink BB gun! The smile on my face is masking my fear! haha!
'You'll shoot your eye out!' haha! No worries...both my Dad and Scott have extensive knowledge of guns and are very aware of safety. (and, I made sure it was promtly put away and she hasn't touched it since-ha!)
Cute picture of Mom and Liv.
This one cracks me up...present heaven! She's just relaxing and basking in her goodies!
And, some snow pics from Christmas Day in Dixon!

We knew it was coming...this one hit me square in the face and camera! haha!

Hope you enjoyed my brief run down of Christmas with the Utley's! :)

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About Me

Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!