Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our Christmas

I hope everyone had as good of a Christmas as we did! It was really peaceful this year. We weren't overly rushed and had time to enjoy our Christmas weekend! What a change!
A few years ago Clayton and I decided that rushing around, trying to make it to both of our parents homes for every holiday was too hard. We had Courtni and wanted to enjoy some of the holiday at home as our little family too. As our family grew, this was even more important so we decided that we would switch off every other year. (This year was my parents for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and Clayton's parents for Chrsitmas day). We always feel really guilty no matter who's holiday it is because we love our families and we all get along so well that we want to spend time with both. We are HUGE people pleasers, and worry about hurting feelings, but this is so much better!
Courtni spent her Christmas break with walking pnemonia. I have to admit, when the Dr said the word pnemonia I kind of panicked a little inside. She explained that it isn't as scary as it sounds, it would heal itself in 5 months even without antibiotics. Dr Marvasti cracks me up. She is so relaxed about things, and was just trying to explain that it wasn't worth beating myself up for not getting her in sooner. I know it isn't as bad as regular pnemonia, but as if 5 months of coughing and feeling miserable would be any fun!
I am not sad to see 2009 go, I must say. I hope that 2010 is a great year! I have high expectations. Ok, not super high. Just if we could avoid getting sick every other day or getting hit by cars that would be great! ;) Don't they look so cute in their new clothes?

Courtni loved everything about Christmas! She had so much fun!

Brayden was a little excited about his new bike!

Brayden and Britnee love each other so much!

Bryson was so excited to unwrap the gifts. He was so fun to watch!

Bryson and his best buddy Brandon

Courtni, Madi and Ashlee showing off their cuddly new pjs! I want a pair!


Gus and Carolee Drake said...

Hello my friend Hello! Your kids are getting so big and they did look so good in their new clothes... Can I just ask you why you or Santa didn't set up Brayden's bike before so he could actually ride in instead of hug a box? Ha! Lovin' the blog!

Amy said...

I love your post! Cutest pictures ever. Those will be so fun to look at when they are over. Whoever took them is a good photographer. Brayden with his bike is awesome. And Bryson in the paper. They are so cute pictures. Fun to see you all!