Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Come and Go

Austin had his first sleep over. Abi wasn't too happy about not being able to tag along. So, Mark and I tried to make it extra special by making her some nice tasty treats.

 I think she enjoyed the tasty treats

Looks yummy, huh? It was!!!

The Bender kid-o's came over while Justin and Lizzie went to Justin's company Christmas party. We had a lot of fun. Pacey got extra sleepy in the middle of dinner. At one point she put a piece of pizza in her mouth, but then fell over in exhaustion!!! She stared at the ceiling for a few minutes, but then was able to finish her diner!! It was so cute. She also found it funny to plop down on Luke's head or right on top of Kelly!! We had our share of laughter for sure!

 Abi, Pacey, and Luke

Abi and Pacey snuggling         Kelly, Abi, and Luke

Between the women's Christmas banquet and Christmas eve there was a hole lotta shoppin' goin' on! I won't complain because I love to shop. Even window shopping is fun for me!

This year we bought a fake tree, so our annual trip to the Christmas tree farm is no more. Another tradition that we didn't have this year is our small group's Pancake and Pajama party for the kids. We really missed that this year. We didn't make it to Papa's ranch to feed the cows either. Nor did I have time to make Christmas pajamas for the kids or a Christmas dress for Abi this year. We were scheduled to  have Christmas morning at Grammy's and Papa's, which required traveling out of town for the first time since 2004 (for Christmas, that is). The weather was in the 80's the week of Christmas, and Mark and I told Austin and Abi the truth about Santa Clause. So, Christmas just didn't seem like Christmas  for me this year.

Christmas has come and gone. We are moving into a new year, and I am hoping that next year the traditions will return!
Austin and Abi in their Christmas best

Austin HATES to take pictures!! We have to bribe him to smile!

The Brewer Family Christmas 2010

 My handsome boys being goofy as usual!!!

So sweet!!! 

100% Daddy's girl! 

Sluz during our gift exchange

Mark trying on his fancy UT Snuggie

Christmas Morning!!!!

 Stocking hung with care!!

 Christmas threw up!!!

First gifts 

 Meet Rebecca, Abi's new pal

Santa's surprise at 3AM!!!!

 Stocking time

Baby Jacalynn's first Christmas!

After getting up at 3AM to see what Santa brought, 17 hours later they crashed!!! 

Abi, Jacalynn, and Austin snuggling on the couch 

Abi and her cat, Sweety 

Abi and Grammy 

Abi and Uncle Jimbo

We celebrated Mark's dad's birthday on the 28th. Happy birthday Tom!!!
 Tom and Wendy

 Abi, Kenzie, Austin, and Shawny

Mark and Me

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