Funny thing is this was our first Christmas in Utah even though we lived there for 4 years. When we lived there we always left to visit family else where at Christmas time and now we have family in Utah. Weird huh?
We made the drive in 8.5 hours; pretty speedy if you ask me. After less than five minutes of being in the car and being on the road next the road we live on Jack asked, "when will we be there?" He asked this every 10 minuets for the next 6 hours.
Finally we arrived at my parents house when it was dark.
Christmas Eve we went to me brothers house. There was amazing soups, lots of pictures taken, I made a castle for rayray and we were princess and Jack and Josh played So well; a couple years ago this was an impossible thought as Josh would delicately create something wonderful and then Jack would destroy it with a mischievousness grin across his face.
Christmas eve everning; Jack was a stinker I was so close to throwing away all of this gifts but he was able to make some good choices in the end and Ben and I kept finding ourselves taking deep breaths.
Christmas morning was a late start for our family. Jack normally wakes up exceptionally early but I think he was scared that Santa might not come because he was a stinker the night before. 7:30 start! I was all about the extra sleepy time.
Jack came in with the most delightful smile and hugs us saying "I LOVE you so much!" This interprets into " I am sorry I was bad last night and really hope Santa came:)" He did come. Jack said he even heard sleigh bells on the roof!
We did our stockings where Lucas found his favorite gift "punch balloons" he adored these things and carried them everywhere collecting doggy hair. After stockings we ventured downstairs to discover the Lightsaber that Santa left for Jack. He was over joyed and has to have a fight with pops. I incidently discovered that I have been calling a Lightsaber a lightsaver for my entire life; this explains why lots of people were confused when I told them Jack wanted a lightsaver for Christmas.
Jack LOVED his toolkit from mam, pops, grannie and grancha. He kept saying "I just can't wait to use these!"
Ben and I got each other winter coats, no actually Ben got them both but we were thrilled and will be staying very warm. Beth was thrilled with her guitar and my mother was spoiled rotten as usual and my dad well a pool cue was rather spectacular in his eyes!