Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Parties and Pictures

Last Friday was our ward Christmas party, for which I whipped up a HUGE batch of mashed potatoes. Looking at the pan, I figured it would be cheaper to buy a big bag of potatoes than untold boxes of instant potatoes. Plus the real thing is always better. They tasted great, but it took a while. Thankfully I didn't really have anything else planned for that afternoon, and Timothy was very accomodating while I worked. He'd play, then come watch, and go back to playing.

Anyway, the party was great fun. LOTS of food, of which I ate too much, lovely music, and of course, a visit from Santa. Now, last year, We got a picture of Timothy and Calista on Santa's lap, and they were pretty cool with it. Not so much this year....


Oh well, they had fun the rest of the time, and Calista was soon soothed with a candy cane and a cuddle from Mommy. It was also bedtime, so they were kind of tired. The apparently did fine the next night when they tried another Santa.

As for us, the next morning, we slept late (Thanks to Timothy's later bedtime) and then trotted off to the mall to get a family Christmas photo. It turned out pretty well, even if it did take 3 hours....


Turns out that was the high point of my weekend, as I then spent the next three days throwing up and wanting to die. Thankfully it was this weekend, and not next weekend when we head to my parents for Christmas. It's no fun to be sick for the holidays.

Well keep you posted on our fun adventures in cold cold MI, but for now, check out the rest of the fun photos on our flickr page. (Link to the right)

3 comments:

Shannon said...

The kids just don't seem into Santa this year. Cute family picture!

The Wilkins Family said...

I'm impressed that you even attempted to get them on Santa's lap. I haven't even tried with Luke. Jackson has no interest this year either. Just wanted to write a letter. So sad to miss, yet another, CP event. Have fun in MI. I guess we will miss each other.

Mama Llama-Karen said...

Wow, I love the family picture. I saved it and made a poster of it and a few of the other cute ones and hung it up for all to see. What a beautiful family. The rest sounds great. We had a neat ward Christmas party too. Lots of fun.