Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas in Nebraska!

Our Christmas celebrations started early again this year! Santa came to our house Monday night, December 20, making the 21st, Christmas day for us! Christmas was SO fun this year! Carson and Travis were both so excited and it made it actually feel like Christmas, where in the past, it hasn't really felt that way when we have celebrated it early. (We have Christmas early so that we don't have to haul everything to Wyoming and back again!).

For our Christmas Eve festivities, we drove around town and looked at all the Christmas lights. After the boys were tired of looking at lights, we went home and ate little smokies, meat and cheese crackers, veggies and dip and some nachoes...and our ever favorite drink, sparkling cider! After dinner, we opend the traditional Christmas Eve pajamas, read the Christmas story, put out our stockings, wrote santa a letter and left him and the reindeer some goodies, and scattered some reindeer food (oats with green sprinkles) out on the lawn. The boys went down for bed about 10 and by 10:30 Carson was up asking if Santa had already come! After a discussion about how Santa can't come until we fall asleep, Carson fell asleep and didn't wake up again until 6:00. I made him wait it out in his bed until Travis woke up which was 6:50 (early for us)!

The boys had so much fun opening their gifts and playing with all their new toys! We left Wednesday (Dec. 23) late afternoon and drove as far as Casper where we stayed the night and enjoyed some swimming. Thursday morning, early, we got up and headed the rest of the way to see our family where we enjoyed a 10 day visit with them (pictures to come)!


Staci said...

You are so good with creating fun traditions with your boys. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Phillips Family said...

Merry Christmas. You guys have such great traditions...and as we read this Adam got a huge craving for little smokies. Anyway, looks like Santa treated you well. Hope you had a great trip in Wyoming. If you are ever in Lander, stop by!!

Megan Foulger said...

such cute pics...gotta love those boys!