Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas at Home

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

Our new little nephew Luke. Probably the cutest Santa you will ever see.

Gingerbread houses are a serious tradition in our house. Dustin and I get pretty intense as we do with any kind of art project. I was pretty proud of our snowman.

Dustin... in deep concentration.

Noah and Jonah the elf.

No, I did not get Dustin a car track for Christmas but I do think he played it just as much as the little boys.

When my oldest sister Aimee returned home from England where she served her mission she brought home with her the very fun tradition of Christmas crackers. When we sit down to eat Christmas dinner we each take our cracker, cross one arm over the other and grab the cracker on each side of you. We then count to three and every one pulls the ends of the crackers. They all crack (literally) open and out fly all kinds of fun prizes. They usually consist of some kind of toy, a joke, a fortune and a paper crown.

It may look kinda dorky but we all wear our crowns while we eat dinner.

Even Daddy :)

It has become such a fun tradition that I hope to do it with my own family.


shelly said...

It looks like it was a WONDERFUL Christmas!

ERK and MRK said...

I want a Christmas crown! That is adorable! We miss you guys hope all is well :)