Monday, December 28, 2009

Four Christmases

I know there is a movie that came out recently with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn titled Four Christmases. I have yet to see that movie. I have, however, lived it.

Our Christmas was a wonderful whirlwind, with the boys anxiously looking forward to their first Christmas (Jeff City at John's parents'), second Christmas (St. Louis at my mom's), third Christmas (St. Louis at our house) and fourth Christmas (Courtois at my dad's). And these four Christmases did not disappoint.

Santa delivered exactly what they asked for, and even managed to produce a picture of Rudolph as requested by Jack. I love the mystery and excitement that comes with believing in Santa and will miss it when they stop believing, but the whole hunt for presents and setting up for Christmas morning will sure be easier once Santa is no longer in the picture.

One of Luke's favorite gifts was a gift I received that he somehow declared both of ours. It is a cooler stool, and I don't think I'll ever get to use it. It is in his room, filled with WebKinz.

He also got a camera, and has been working on taking that one perfect shot that will gain him notoriety as a photographer. This one he believes is the winning shot.

We always see the most interesting things at gas stations on the way to my dad's house.

Jack got a DSi, and I haven't seen his face since.

For the next five days, we plan to play our games, laze about, stay up late, and sleep in. But first, I have to figure out Jack's new alarm clock as it went off this morning at 6:00 am.


MamaOtwins+1 said...

We had 4 Christmas' too! But we didn't have to travel very far! Enjoy your vacation

Unknown said...

You and I have the same plans for the next few days :)

Love the first picture of your family and the one with the motorcycle. What were they thinking?

Unplanned Cooking said...

Wow, that's a lot of celebrating! What fun.

sally said...

how fun! this is really funny:

its the Despicable Me trailer, just wanted to share :D i found th elittle guys adorable!

Kathy said...

We only had two Christmases, much easier. Aurea got a DSi and Wii Fit, I didn't see much of her either. Needless to say, we were not ready to go back to work and school today. I'm glad you had a great Christmas.