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Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly...Colossians 3:16

Monday, December 28, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the New

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. We made it. The holidays are over, my house is back in order, I've officially gained a couple is good. We had a WONDERFUL experience for the 1st Annual Weyers Christmas Extravagazna! We were even fortunate enough to get a couple inches of snow on Christmas Eve to make it a beautiful, white Christmas. Doesn't get any better than that. Except for one little thing...poor Uncle Benji was stranded in Ponca City by himself because of the nasty blizzard in Oklahoma. Mom actually held up pretty well under the circumstances. As a mom myself, I know it must have broken her heart to know he was by himself for Christmas. We'll be ready to see him this weekend and finally get to celebrate!

Since this was the first Christmas for us to be in our own home, we decided to implement a few new traditions. Below are some pics of a few of them. Merry Christmas everyone!

Meet Rocky, the Elf. Rocky mysteriously showed up at our house when we returned from Mimi & Grandad's after Thanksgiving. Rocky is magic and flies back to the North Pole each night to tell Santa if Reese & Mason have been naughty or nice that day. Then he shows up the next morning in a new spot. The kids LOVED looking for Rocky every morning.

Giving Santa their wish lists. Mase wasn't so sure...

Reese pouring the milk to go with Santa's cookies on Christmas Eve.

Reese & Mason got to open 2 gifts on Christmas Eve. One was their pajamas, the other was a Hallmark ornament. This will definitely be something we do every year.

Decorating gingerbread houses.

Jeff's not so sure this is something we'll add to our new traditions list...he got stuck doing most of the work!

Reese at her school Christmas program. Very sweet.

Mason at the Christmas program. So cute!