Monday, January 17, 2011

Catching Up With Christmas!

Well...I am finally catching up with my blog...don't faint!

We had a great Christmas...Christmas vacation actually since we are teachers and had 2 weeks off...the first week I spent it getting our new house into order...unpacking...organizing..turning the house into a home; almost there a month later!
Christmas Eve is usually at my house, but this year my mom wanted to have it at her house (since they also moved into a bigger house!) Same traditions just a different, food and fun! It's always a pizza dinner, presents from family in Michigan, Christmas casino give away and then church!

Thanks Aunt Judy & Uncle Frank for these super cool nerf guns and the gift cards to Wal-Mart!

Grandma & Grandpa bought you these fun Asian yo yos from Myrtle Beach...everyone had a blast trying to figure them out!

After church we headed home to open presents from our besties in Michigan...

Thanks for all of the great gifts Mimi, Agent, Actress, Model & Stunt Man!

Saturday December 25, 2010

Christmas morning before the boys woke up
Santa was very good this year!

Coming down the hallway to see the tree & gifts for the first time

Checking out their goods!

Sporting their hats of their fav football teams that Santa left for them
(poor Brendan had pink eye in BOTH eyes over Christmas)

Sports clocks for sports themed bedrooms

Diary of a Wimpy Kid shirts

Thanks Gramma & PaPa for our Football Shirts

...and the after mess!

After Christmas morn and came over for more presents and dinners
Santa brought Kennedy her own guitar...she cried when she opened it! ♥

Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for our AWESOME football jerseys...we ♥ them!

Both houses got the movie Despicable Me from grandma & has become a fav movie at the McCraken house!

The 3 grand kids with Grandma & Grandpa

Our 'normal' Christmas day wasn't as 'normal' as in the years past...we surprised the boys with tickets to the Cardinals/Cowboys football game on Christmas night. More on that tomorrow!

Hope you had a blessed Christmas...we were blessed beyond words...


Stephanie said...

2 posts in one day? You're on a roll!!!! :)

You guys had an awesome Christmas!!!!! Love all the football gear - lucky lucky boys :)

Bridget said...

Looks like you all had a super Christmas!!

Darcie said...

How great! Like the idea of new houses, some new traditions, but yet it still feels just like Christmas. Glad you are getting settled into your new home, and glad you are back to blogging. ;-)

He & Me + 3 said...

What a nice Christmas. Glad everyone liked the gifts. Going to a game is so fun.
Miss you!

-stephanie- said...

Awesome gifts! Even though the tree and decorations are down, the Christmas spirit still lingers. Thanks for the update.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Loved seeing all the pictures!

RaD said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Your poor boy though, I wondered why his eyes were so pink before I read the caption. Pink eye is no fun.

Alicia said...

Wow, Stacy!! Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! The boys got some amazing gifts!!! Love to see more pics of your house!!