okay, this is it... christmas day!
this is the last of all the family photos, promise!
on christmas eve night we drove from santa barbara home to huntington beach and spent the night and early morning hours finishing up our wrapping, building the girls' kitchen (which dan did) and making my fall to your knees mac and cheese (i say "my" because i've been making it for six years but it's really carnie wilson's recipe... it's death on a fork but oh so good! seven different cheeses...oh yeah!). we didn't get to bed till 2am christmas morning.
the kids actually slept in a bit which dan and i were grateful for. we got up and opened presents, made monkey bread and eggs (christmas tradition that dan's family has done his whole life which we have carried on as our own) and read the christmas story out of the Bible.
then off we went to crestline (lake arrowhead/big bear area) to my sister in laws cabin in the woods to spend christmas day with dan's side of the family.
good times had by all!
here are the last of the christmas pictures...
the kitchen dan spent hours building
presents presents presents
pretty ridiculous how many gifts our kids get
i guess santa thought we were all good this year!
opening up the stockings
looks like tannyn was excited about her hello kitty socks
and dan was equally excited about his new boxer briefs
aw, lorac bronzer/blush how i've missed you
yay! i got the osis dust it
brandi, i posted this pic just for you! ;-)
tyler and his loot
my handsome... and very tired... husband
sweet baby tayli had a blast
christmas day in crestline
dan and our sweet nephew, max
tannyn playing in the little snow that was there
my beautiful sister in law, shawna (max's mommy)
tann did not like getting snow thrown in her face
the boys gearing up to snowboard down some hills
my step-father in law, rick, my mom in law, sharon and myself
tann, tay and my gorgeous niece, eva, going sledding
gearing up for present madness
(and it WAS madness - there were six kids opening presents all at the same time... pure chaos!)
the hostess and host
my sister in law, stephanie and her boyfriend, travis
bacquet fam in all our glory ;-)
now, that's more like it!
christmas is officially over here at the bacquet house so it's fitting that i finish tonight with all these pictures! we took down our trees today and i completely cleaned and reorganized the house... it feels sooooo good to have it done! all we have left to do is take the lights off outside.
thanks for reading and looking at all the photos and being patient with me as i posted for three days just about my christmas and my family. i have so enjoyed reading some of your posts on christmas too - it's so fun looking at and reading about other peoples traditions and christmases.
i know i didn't do two things i love...around my home today but i'll be posting about it tomorrow... a day late but that's okay, right?
we're watching a surf video right now (nothing new, that's the norm around these parts) but dan and i will be snuggling, drinking coffee, eating peanut brittle and watching inglorious basterds as soon as ty goes to bed...
hope you all have a great monday night.