Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a fun-filled Christmas this year. So many places to go and so much food to eat!

We had dinner with my side of the family on Christmas Eve. My mom usually has extended family over for the Holidays but this year it was just our immediate family so she cooked nothing but our personal favorites including her famous macaroni and cheese.
My sisters...The Actibator and MoochieAudrey and a couple of the guysRachie and I...showing some LOVE
Audrey...opening other people's presents

The girls and the Christmas Tree...thank goodness for cropping.

KT, Me and the Tree
Julia, David and the Tree

Christmas morning we woke up super early and went to see what Santa brought us at Kyle's parent's house. We got to open presents with Kyle's entire family. It was good times in pj's. Audrey got the funnest new bike...she is totally in LOVE with it. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!
Audrey held onto her gifts real tight on her way home. She kept an eye on her new bike the entire time.
Next, we went to my parent's house to see what Santa brought and we caught him still there! We could not believe he was in our living room waiting for us!!! Audrey didn't get to meet Santa this year so he stopped by for milk and cookies.

My dad got up at 6:00am on Christmas morning, got dressed up as Santa and went to homeless shelters all morning delivering gifts to children. He had such a good time and showed up to surprise Audrey once he was all done.

Once Santa was gone we opened gifts and had a HUGE breakfast. Gifts + Breakfast is my favorite combination!!! (Just for the record, that is Audrey's spit on KT's shirt)
Christmas night we went to Kyle's Aunt Shelley's house to have dinner and to party with Kyle's family. Every year we have a huge gift card exchange and it's always so much fun. This year we walked away with an Old Navy gift card and a Chili's gift card, which will make for a perfect evening in the near future.
Here is Audrey in her Christmas shirt I made for her. It is my first Christmas craft. I saw the idea on some one's blog.

Here is Audrey with her Aunt Kacey.
The Crew

Here is KT and I at the end of our days of parties. Phew... Christmas is sooo much fun.


Kellie said...

Those pictures of Audrey checking out those gifts at your moms house is SO funny! I loved all the pics. Your dad is SO sweet to do that!!!! Audrey didn't look scared at ALL!! Good for her!

Hess Fam said...

Now that's what I call a fun Christmas! Sometimes I just love the hustle and bustle of the day! Darling shirt on Audrey by the way...you little crafty thing you!

Natalie said...

I'm always impressed with your mom and Dad and their kind hearts! I also love the picture of Audrey under the tree checking out the gifts.

We can't wait to see her next year! (Friday)

"Happy New Year to the Thompson and Williford family."

Lulu Al-Shamsie said...

Amy you make me want to BLOG! I love love love all your little blurbs... I must come see you and Audrey in the new year!!! Maybe in a couple of weekends I can steal the two of you and we can have a red velvet meeting? Pretty please???

Sarah W. said...

Christmas was the best! I love being home with family. Thanks for making time for both sides as it is hard enough to work around Audrey's schedule! We love you guys and it would not have been the same with out you guys there! xoxo! Your such a beautiful mommy!!!!

Brooke said...

Mmmmmmm food!!!

I bet Christmas is infintely more enjoyable to see through the eyes of your child :)

I admire your dad's selflessness during this time of year...
we all need to remember how blessed we are and to help others in need!!

Happy New Year! xo

Julia Loves David said...

We had so much fun with you on Christmas day and Christmas Eve!! Audrey is adorable in her Christmas outfit and I just loved watching her get excited about opening the gifts :) You're such a wonderful mom!!

The Rex Family said...

Your family is so stinkin cute! Audrey is a doll! Glenn wanted me to write ya'll to tell Kyle about this authentic venezuelan restaurant in Santa Ana... I guess it's "real good venezuelan food" and it's the only authentic place around...