Thursday, January 7, 2010

Family Christmas Part One

Christmas morning @ Gram's and Pop's

No sleeping for Asher...present time!

Gram and Gracie....

Alex's two favs: dinos and match box cars!

Gram made the bedding for Grace's American
Girl doll's bed! How sweet and creative!

Aunt Jen and Asher...

These guys think they are hilarious!

Testing out my new portrait lens (my big gift)!!

Christmas Dinner! Prime rib to thank our
free babysitters!!! You all ROCK and save
us lots of money!

Keith with Nana and Aya!

We have our Christmas traditions around here. We start out the morning with the kids opening up our gifts. We then head over to Grandma and Paw Paws to open more presents. After the gifts are opened, we enjoy Pop's famous crepes and I enjoy a big mug of hot coffee! Then it's back home to rest. This year, we cooked the prime rib for Christmas dinner. This is a new tradition started last year. We use the Paula Dean no-fail recipe and it is so yummy. The meat cooks all day practically and it is so yummy! We invited our babysitters to say thanks for all the time spent with our kids...for free! We are very blessed to have family in town. Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2009

Aunt Jenny and the Ash Man

Asher loves Pop!

Yes, they wore this to church!

Santa came!!!!! Christmas morning!

Asher slept right through everything.

One of the kiddos favorite toys!

Grace got her first American Girl doll!
She named her Kit.

Alex loves his Bumblebee!

I think he likes this present too!

Keith with his ipod nano!

I can't believe that Christmas has already come and gone. There is so much excitement and build up and then bam! it's over. I love shopping for my family and friends. I get so excited when they open their gifts! This year though, I racked up! Keith surprised me with the Julia Child cookbooks. Yes, we saw that movie and NO I'm not going to blog my way through the cookbook in a year. I will do a few posts of my adventures in cooking, that will be fun! Well, the Akards had a great Christmas and we enjoyed celebrating our Lord's birthday too!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lunch with Daddy!

On Christmas Eve Eve, we met Daddy for lunch downtown. We ate at Soccer Taco and then visited with Keith's co-workers! Always fun to visit Daddy at work!