Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a whirlwind Christmas at G/ma & G/pa Carter's house. And by whirlwind I mean we drove to Cali Friday & left for Utah Monday. It was fast, but so worth it.

Highlights of Christmas Eve & Christmas Day:

1) We wrapped presents & got to play with the family!

2) We also decorated cookies & for dinner feasted on raclette (me lovely friend Monica gives a nice explanation of raclette here) & tons of crab & shrimp. It was SO GOOD!

3) After dinner, Santa made a surprise appearance bringing gold, frankincense, & myrrh & he talked about why we celebrate Christmas. It really brought us back to the spirit of the season.

4) Then the kids got to open their Christmas Eve jammies & hopped into bed!

5) We then woke up at a pre-dawn hour, as is customary with the Carter Clan & sat on the steps singing Christmas songs.

6) Stockings & gifts were opened! We are lucky to have FABULOUS family & fun homemade gifts.

7) We went to lovely Christmas services.

8) The rest of Christmas Day was spent opening & playing with new gifts.

It was a lovely Christmas spent bonding with family, getting to know cousins better, & generally enjoying the spirit of the holidays! How was your Christmas spent?

P.S. Past Christmas FUN: 2010, 2009, 2008, & 2007


April Carter said...

I love the way Scott is playing with his new gifts! We had so much fun. We miss you...boohoo. Much too short.

Smithy said...

glad that you can still get berto to smile for some pics

Em and Russ said...

That is a WONDERFUL Family photo!!! I really like it!!!


Anonymous said...

Love the family photo! Glad you guys had a great Christmas. :)

Esther Noelle said...

Yes what a great Sunday family photo!!! So cute!! Looks like such a great Christmas!