Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

We have the same tradition every year for Christmas Eve.  First we go to Christmas Eve Mass before dinner.  Here are two of my kiddos before we left.

After church we go over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and presents.  We usually have German food for dinner and, again, it was delicious!  I was able to get the cousins together for a picture before opening presents.

Cara got a Mulan doll from Uncle Denny and Aunt Deborah.  They got it in Disneyland and her tummy is personally signed by the doll designer.  Cara loves it!

She got this design set from Uncle Patrick and Aunt Julie.  Cara is dying to play with it!

A new Lalaloopsy from Grandma and Grandpa:

And, finally, what she wanted for Christmas:  Ugg slippers!  She was super excited!

Ali got a set of Fiestaware and she was very excited about that!

Bryan got a new WSU sweatshirt:

And the guys got new Seahawks hats and 12th man Starbucks cards!  I think everyone had a great night!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas in Spokane

We went to Spokane a few days before Christmas so we could celebrate with John's side of the family.  Cara loved all of her presents.  She got a Doc McStuffins doll:

and a princess Sofia doll:

Bryan got cash.  He plans to save it to spend on his truck.

Ali also got cash.  She's planning to get a couple of sets of dishes.  She will be moving into her own apartment this next fall so she needs to start getting a few household items so she has them for her new place.

Cara loves all things Olaf, so she was excited to get a new picture for her room.

The next day the kids went to visit grandma before taking Cara to see Santa at Riverpark Square.

According to Cara, the Riverpark Square Santa is the BEST Santa, so she was thrilled to see him and let him know what she wanted for Christmas.

We will see what Santa brings...