I should be getting ready for our date tonight, but I wanted to get these last pictures from Christmas on the blog before 2012 begins!
Christmas was different for us. Zeb had to work, so we just made the best of it. Sara Beth was up at 5, but we woke Sam and Leigh up at 6:15 so we could open gifts before Zeb had to go to work.
Leigh woke up easily because she understood what was going on. However, it took Sam a bit longer!
Zeb left for work at 7:15 and I got everyone ready for church. Zeb was able to meet us at church and we all came home for brunch. After brunch, we finished opening gifts and the kiddos got a nap. Zeb went back to the hospital for about 5 hours. Then we had our parents over for playtime and dinner!
I do believe this guitar was the best $15 Santa spent!
Leigh the puzzle queen!
A former co-worker of Zeb's sent us a turducken this year! We knew what it was, but had never had one. As a matter of fact, I had never had duck. For those of you who don't know its a turkey, with a duck inside, with a chicken inside, with stuffing inside that! It was really good. Zeb made some jambalaya with the leftovers a few nights ago and it was also really good!
Jammin session before dinner (and after dinner.....)
The turducken ready to be eaten!
So, I have this really creative friend, Paula La, who got a bunch of friends together and designed all these ornaments for the Jesse Advent Tree! I seriously cannot thank her enough. The time, oh the time, to do this. I can't imagine! However, my kiddos had a blast going through the redemption story in the Bible! Definitely a new tradition on here!
This little fellow got really tired over Christmas! My mom put him to bed Christmas night at 6:30. I woke him up at 11:30 the next morning. He was up until 1:30 and then slept until 5. Then back down Monday night at 6:45 only wake up 12 hours later as a very happy little boy who only wanted his "bootz" on!