Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Washington

Well sure enough Santa found us in Washington and boy did he spoil the kiddos this year. Chirstmas Eve we all opened our traditional set of jammies and then the Jocelyn and Ethan started our new tradition of opening up a special Christmas Eve Story Book. This year they recieved one on Santa's Reindeer.

After Reading their new book the kiddies went off to bed to dream of sugar plums and wait to see what Santa brought them in the morning. Jocelyn was very excited this year and took some coaxing to finally fall asleep. On Christmas morning Grandma and grandpa Battson came downstair to wake the kids up and tell them that Santa had come...

Well I think it is safe to say that Santa over did it this year. After Opening up presents at Grandma and Grandpa house we took everyone and went over to Great Grandma's for the traditional Battson Family Christmas Morning Breakfast..where of course the kids got more presents unfortunately Ethan slept through the whole event. We had a wonderful time in Washington , but think it is safe to say that this was our last year traveling for Christmas as we almost didn't have enough room in the car for all the gifts and luggage and well us of course.

Grandpa's Memorial

December 22nd, 2007 was a bitter sweet occassion as we celebrated the life of my Grandpa Everett Battson who passed away in September and prepared to spend our first Christmas together without him and without my Aunt Clary who passed in October after a second fight with Breast Cancer. Although we will miss them dearly our family knows they are in the loving hands of our Savior and are at Peace.

Merry Christmas from the Yates

In Case yours didn't come in the is our family Christmas Card and our kids Christmas pictures. We are so blessed to have great friends and family. Hope you have a happy New Year too!!!

Winter Wonderland

Well it wasn't the first snow of the year, but it was the first time we mananged to bundle up the kiddos and head out into the snow for some fun. Ethan was still new to the whole snow idea and found the driveway much more fun than the actual snowy grass (I think he decided this after the face plant in the grass). As you can see we are still working with Jojo to ditch the plug (no success yet).