Had a yummy dinner...Cohen met with Santa AGAIN :) still no tears...that's good...he just likes to pull on the mans beard. Poor Santa ;). Anyways, there was also a live nativity and a cool snow man game and a room for writting to our ward missionaries. It was fun. We have a lot of young couples in the ward that we are friends with and so it's never a dull moment.
Then on the Sunday before Christmas we celebrated with Jerry's family. We went Christmas caroling to a couple Nursing Homes. SO neat. We dressed Cohen up as a Snowman...and it was so freakin adorable!!!!
I let this one older lady hold him and it was kind of hard to get him back! She was kissin all over him and he just sat there and let her :) He's such a good baby. I wish I had a picture of the whole group....It was all of Jerry's brothers and sisters and his parents...
and they are a pretty musical family...so we had lots of harmony and you can tell it brought so much joy to their christmas. We then went to Jerry's parents house for our Christmas lil' celebration, where we had a white elephant gift exchange....which is always a laugh. I got a mini gardening set....ya know...to garden out side my apartment in the rocks :) ha ha. I LOVE IT!!
It was a fun night full of lots of excited kiddies....Then Jerry and I worked Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday after work we drove to Pinetop Arizona to spend Christmas with my family....we were a little freaked out because they had just gotten blasted with a snow storm...
so I was super paranoid...but our timing was perfect we got there after things had settled down and the roads really wern't too bad...we parked at my moms gym and had my dad pick us up because he had 4 wheel drive and the snow was very high and very slick once you got off the main roads. So we had a white Christmas! pretty much snowed the entire time we were there. It was fun...that's really the only time I like snow is at Christmas time...so it worked for us. Cohen liked it on the days it wasn't absolutely FREEZING...which was like one day...lol.... here's proof! Christmas was wonderful....we all got way too spoiled. Heaar is the toy we that we could not get Cohen away from....He adored it. Our Christmas Eve consisted of Dancin around like superstars....reading the Christmas Story, singing songs, talking about favorite Christmas memories and watchin movies. Then Christmas came!!!
And then it went....and the days following were filled with sledding, movies, scrabble (Thanks Santa!) and just lovin each other!!!
All in all it was a wonderful,white, cold , fattening, picturific Christmas! First Christmas with my bro home....Okay here are just a few more that I just couldn't leave out!
That is all, Happy New Year Everyone!!