all the kids except for the 4 babies, zach, elea, and alexis, and ryker.
samantha was so excited about santa, but when she had to sit on his lap she froze solid and wouldn't look at anyone! annie asked santa for a cupcake maker...santa make annie raise her right hand and promise that if he brought her one she would make him cupcakes next year!
the girls on christmas morning sporting their Christmas eve pjs.
this year i wanted to buy us all matching stockings. derek thought it was dumb because the stockings i wanted to get were from pottery barn ($$$). the stockings themselves were actually a really good price, but when you have to buy 6 the $ start so add up...well, derek ended up caving so i was really excited to buy them and use them this year.
every year derek and i promise not to buy each other anything...and every year we both break the promise. well, this year derek had me convinced that he really didn't get me anything. i had bought him 2 white dress shirts and a new tie (things he really needed since he has to dress up for work everyday). well, he was so convincing that he didn't get me anything, and that he was going to be ticked if i had gotten him something, that i told him what i got him. well, christmas morning comes around and the sneaky little devil had totally gotten me a gift. he bought me an ipod touch and an ihome. i love it...i've put almost 600 songs on it and 8 movies so far!! it's awesome.Christmas morning wore derek out!
here's what the kids got from santa...
katleyn got a few nintendo ds games
annie got a cupcake maker
samantha got a little einsteins rocket
alexis got a little blanket thingy
kristina, jeff, and elea came down from cedar city and stayed in st. george with us the whole time we were there. it was great because we got to spend alot of time with them.
another great thing was that derek's oldest sister, jen, and her family moved to st. george from vegas so we spent way more time with them then we have been able to during previous trips.
oh, and another good thing was derek's other sister, shanna, had a baby a week before we came out, so we got to see her sweet little ryker.
anyway, it was a great trip, but it's always nice to get home and get back into routine. (we're still trying to get back into the swing of things!!)