Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
|I know the picture is dark but I was trying to capture it in true fashion with the cozy lighting and Perry Como playing in the background.|
|The Must do pose at the top of the stairs before seeing the goods.|
|I think Ethan was surprised at his Bow and Arrow!|
|Jane kept asking for a "pony" for Christmas, and Santa delivered.|
|A pretty cute cowgirl|
|Some big excitement over a candy cane|
|Showing the new boots|
After opening presents and having a little something to eat, we went over to my parents for our traditional Christmas brunch with all my siblings and their families. This is one of my favorite things about Christmas because it's the same tradition that we had growing up and it says Christmas to me.
One of the really fun surprises at my parents house was that my Mom surprised all the men by buying them tickets to a major league baseball game in April in San Francisco. Mark, lives in San Francisco so it will be fun for all the boys, meaning Dad, my brothers, Rand and the only 2 grandsons Ethan and and a cousin Calvin just a year older than him. Mom gave the boys their tickets with a baseball hat and a box of cracker jacks. Last year, my got tickets for all the boys to go to a BYU football game at the new stadium in Dallas. Ethan was SO excited to be lumped in with the "men" last year, staying in a hotel, and eating at good restaurants. I think this kind of gift that makes such a special memory are the very best kind and I'm so excited for them.