Santa Came to Town

Last night we had a Christmas party at my parents house. We always do a big party on Christmas Eve up there and Santa comes but we had to do it early this year because my brother and his family will be in St. George for Christmas. In Matthew’s words "we did have so much fun!" Santa Claus came and brought a gift for each of the kids! We also did our gift exchange with my brother’s family since they won’t be here. Of course, my boys got Power Rangers! They were so excited!
My mom’s house is absolutely beautiful this time of year! She goes all out and decorates everything! I took a bunch of pictures of her tree, her beautifully wrapped presents and all of her fabulous decorations! I want to do a layout for my scrapbook with them – her house is so festive and I want to capture all of the details that she puts so much time and effort into! She also spoils all of us and does so much! Every year she says that she is going to not do so much and keep things to a minimum but then she just can’t help herself! She has so much fun finding the perfect gifts for everyone and she loves to surprise us all with something really neat and special! My husband has always said that she is the best gift-giver he has ever known! She’s the greatest!!
We had a wonderful dinner – so yummy – as is always the case at my mom’s! My favorite part is always the candied sweet potatoes! I think that I had 3 or maybe even 4 helpings!!
The kids waited all evening by the front windows – watching for Santa. They were sure that he and Ruldolph were going to land right in the front bushes!! The looks on their faces were just priceless when he came in and sat down and started to call each one of them up to sit on his lap! Matthew, especially was soooo serious about the whole thing. It was funny!
Here are a bunch of photos from the evening! Nathan has still had a little bit of the flu so he was asleep when Santa was there. It just hit him a lot harder than it hit the other two boys. I was sad that he didn’t get to do the whole Santa thing but I wanted him to get his rest! I feel so bad for the little guy – he has been so sick! I think that he is finally turning the corner though and is starting to recover!
Anyway – It was a great party. I just love this time of year – getting dressed up and having fun parties – spending time together and making memories! It is really fun this year because of the kids! They are at such a fun age – so into every moment and every aspect of Christmas – so excited for all of it!!

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  • Loni
    December 22, 2005 at 11:03 pm

    Reading that about the boys excitement… totally made me laugh! I can just picture Matthew with the serious expression. So funny.
    Great photos!!! Ohhhh… and I like your necklace, woman!

  • Caroline
    December 23, 2005 at 12:59 am

    sounds like fun!!!! love your pics! 😀

  • Jessi
    December 23, 2005 at 11:12 am

    Sounds like a blast!
    Hope your Christmas is WONDERFUL!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Heather D. White
    December 23, 2005 at 3:45 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful night! How fun that Santa brings the gifts while they are awake. SO FUN! Love your pictures….especially the one of you and your mom. I’ve always thought your mom was so beautiful. You guys look so much alike. Glad you had so much fun!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS MAGGIE!

  • heidi larsen
    December 23, 2005 at 4:18 pm

    hi maggie! how fun! i hope you have a merry christmas! i sent you an e-mail a little while ago but saw your e-mail was down. did you get it? if not i can write you back again! just let me know!

  • Jennifer Wellborn
    December 24, 2005 at 11:40 am

    It all sounds so fun, Maggie! Merry Christmas!!

  • Christina
    December 28, 2005 at 11:29 am

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂
    Love all of the photos of the kids and like I’ve said before – I just love your new hair color!

  • Rhonna
    January 3, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    darling photos…
    love the necklace!

  • shawn b
    January 4, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    What great photos! Love your scrap work.

  • marygrace
    January 7, 2006 at 10:19 am

    You have such a handsome family, Maggie. Seriously, Ralph Lauren ad material. 🙂

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