Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 31, 2013 - New Year's Eve

Since my cousin John was in town, we gathered at Rodes Park and had a meal.  It was yummy!  We brought salad and dad brought so much other food!  While the kids were playing tag, Kaylyn decided to take off after someone and turned to run, but instead of running after someone, she ran smack dab into a pole and got a really nice goose egg on her forehead.  We went home and iced it for awhile and the swelling went down some, but even four weeks later (1/28/14), she still has a small lump on her forehead.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Kaylyn's Free American Girl Photo Book

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Kaylyn got the Saige doll for Christmas and some accessories/clothes.  Inside all of that was an offer for a free 8x8 hardcover digital scrapbook. So, we filled out the prefilled pages with all of Kaylyn's friends and some family.  We only had to pay for tax and shipping so it was an $8 book.  Not bad!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

December 28, 2013 - Christmas with Nana & Papa

We spent the weekend after Christmas with Nana & Papa, and Grandma Edgemon.  We had a yummy Italian surprise and the kids all enjoyed it.  The kids were especially excited to be getting more presents!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December 25, 2013 - CHRISTmas Day

Oh my goodness...the kids got out of bed before 5:00 am (and that was after Jason and I got to bed around midnight).  Momma was not a happy camper.  I made them stay in their rooms at least until 6:00 and then out of the living room where all the presents were until we got up.  But, it was too late.  There was no going back to sleep!  Those kids were so spoiled this year!  Their big items were an Xbox One with four controllers, iPod touches for two of them and American Girl doll with accessories and outfits for the third.  They also got a Portable Baskeball System.  Amazing how blessed these kids were this year!

We started out at our house in the morning and then headed out to Mamaw Justice's house.  We got to see Aunt Amy, Tyler, Wai-gong, and my my brothers Steven and Josh. Then we headed up to Wai-po and Wai-gong's house where we spent the rest of the day and had a feast.  Grandma & Grandpa Drago came, Aunt Dawn's crew, Uncle Tim and his crew, our crew, Mamaw Hannan, and Wai-po & Wai-gong.  It was a very nice Christmas spent with family!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve

Over the last couple of years, a family tradition has started with going to Mamaw Hannan's on Christmas Eve, having some soup and/or chili and opening gifts from that side of the family.  So, that's what we did Christmas Eve again this year.  Most of Arrietta's family, all of Dawn's family, Mamaw, Wai-gong & Wai-po, and our family came to celebrate.  After we all left, Audrey brought her little ones over to Mamaw's so they could get all of their presents.  Poor Ashlyn woke up congested in the morning!