Thursday, January 8, 2009

-the end of 08'

both babies are asleep (a rarity), the tree has been stripped down to it's lights and pine cones and i've eaten my 2lbs of almond roca for the day. time to document some of the happenings of this latest festive season.

what's a xmas party without a chubby blow-up doll? i'll tell you what it is not. it's not dean and jonelle's amazing employee party with prime rib, shiny bartenders and ipod white elephant gifts. it is also not a party where you ask yourself "how the heck did it get invited to this classy gala?" and last of all it's not a party where you ignore the burning pains from your rock hard nursing boobs to see who scores the coach purse. holy crap. i told you my neighbors were the best.

me, jonelle (you totally deserve that drink btw) & natalie.

we started some new traditions this year:

we've decided to leave the christmas eve feast cooking and clean up to the asians. brilliant!
we've also decided to squeeze a little jesus into the holidays every year hee hee. the mesa temple lights are just the place to forget about my horrible wrapping skills and get a dose of warm fuzzies. we went extra late so that the drive home would knock out the little ones and give mr and mrs clause the underestimated 3 hours to assemble a train table. oy vey.

xmas morning was fun this year. brooks was literally out of breath while playing with his trains. and cars. and batman. and tiny planes. and motorcycle. not so much with the pj's and books though. atta boy.

baby acorn was as yummy as the wrapping paper.

went hopped on a plane christmas afternoon to see grandma and grandpa in kennewick and to watch the snot on our son's face freeze during his first snow experience. ah the cold. how i've missed you.

nothing like a hot soak in the sink to warm you up.

and guess what we did for new year's eve?

guts full of granny's buffet +

3 vans full of babies+

a huge gathering of silently emotional mormons


missionary homecoming 08!!

welcome home elder dave!

you've gotta play bingo on new year's.

i was observing the art of how a true bingo queen rules. i am but a humble maiden in her presence.

our days were merry and bright. and as pictured above, i got everything i wanted. cant wait to see what oh nine brings!


The Stars at Night...Deep in the Heart of Texas said...

Oh my the snow, oh my. So jealous that you got to spend holidays in Kenn, but looks like a very good time. :)

Wagars said...

Holy Crap, my a** looks huge!! And Kamri will be giving us that look for many years to come - what are those crazy chicks doing (yes -my little girl's inner monologue will use the word "chick"). So glad you came for our special day
;) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Lucrecia said...

Well now, that WAS a fabulous New Years Eve party wasn't it? I'm sure it's pretty safe to say that you could make bingo or any other elderly activity hysterically fun. You ARE the party Heather;) And I loved that last picture of your two little punkins asleep. After 5 kids I still do not have a picture like that!

ArizonaLewis said...

here's a high 5 for having 5 kids. you weirdo.