Wednesday, December 26, 2007

christmas time is here...

the past week has been busy...here's what we've been up to:

i took leah to santa's workshop to see the jolly man himself. she wasn't so sure...


so we put her on the other santa's lap. she liked him muuuuuuch better. but the santa hat could only last for so long...
ryan and scott competed for the best gingerbread house. i think ryan won on grounds that his entire ceiling didn't cave in...



rachel and i made delicious caramels...and not-so-delicious toffee. yes, that is congealed butter sitting on top of the chocolate. better luck next year, i guess.
we enjoyed a quiet, christmas eve dinner...complete with chicken cordon bleu i made myself from scratch!!!we opened up our new christmas pajamas (that's one tradition i will not let go...)enjoyed a wonderful christmas morning. leah loves her new shopping cart. ryan loves his new external hard drive (no more deleting "unnecessary" programs from our computer). i love love love my new kitchenaid!!!and we love leah (she was our favorite gift this year). and had a wonderful christmas day dinner with the mcphie's. crab legs, ham, potatoes, salad, cornbread, jell-o, rolls and banana slush. yum!

we have been so very blessed this year by our heavenlyl father and are grateful for all of our wonderful friends and family and for the gift of his son, Jesus Christ. we hope your day was as wonderful as ours. know we love you and miss you and wish we could have been with you this christmas.

5 comments:

Uffens Family said...

Looks like a great Christmas Mare...you were so festive with your visit to Santa and the holiday cooking!
Leah is so adorable! I LOVE the picture of her and the "little" Santa :)
Enjoy the KitchenAid...I got one for my last birthday and LOVE it!
Love you to the moon and back!!!

ed and kelli said...

okay so is she pulling a chees smile in the one with who i am asuming is mr. mcphie?? cause she gets that from ryan (as proven in the picture of ryan and the ginger bread house) but i love love love her red dress and tights... her boots are awesome and i love that you put bows all over her head to be a present.. so dang cute.. i miss you guys.. and the kitchen aid is awesome.. you can make killer cinnamon rolls with that!!!

Karen Hauley said...

Best Christmas present ever is seeing pictures of my kids and grandkids (if I can't see them in person).
p.s. Elmo would tell you that "scratch" is chicken feed - you don't want to make food with chicken feed.
Miss you lots and glad that you had such a great Christmas.

The Wades said...

those lucky mcphies! merry christmas laytons! glad to see the christmas jammies FINALLY came out ... that was a long time waiting. :)

Michelle said...

oh, my, gosh, Maren, that scrunchy faced picture of Leah trying to pull that hat off of her face is TO DIE FOR!