Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Family Christmas

Christmas Day afternoon, we went to visit with my family. 

The week before my mom drove to St. George to get my grandpa Clayton so he would spend Christmas with us. Also while we were there, my grandma Ruth stopped by to visit for a few minutes. 

I forgot to take a picture of the boys gifts before I wrapped them. I bought them each a bucket of dinosaurs and monsters and then a Minions game. 

It's always fun to spend time with my family. It was the perfect way to wrap up Christmas.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


On Christmas morning, we woke up ready to open presents. You'll quickly notice Vince had an orange and blue Broncos Christmas.

By Christmas, we had so many presents under the tree, the cats couldn't get under there anymore. 

As soon as there was enough presents out of the way, Blue was back under the tree. 

One of the traditions Vince started was to get a Christmas ornament for the year. I am so in love with how much he loves Christmas. 

We were both spoiled, so it took a while to open all our gifts. 

I didn't get a picture of all our gifts until later that night. By then, this license plate cover was already on the car, so its missing from the picture. 

That first present that was under the tree right after Thanksgiving was a robot vacuum. 

 We charged it that night and tried it out the next day. The cats weren't sure what to think about it. The concept is great, but it didn't work very well. After reading several reviews, we decided my carpet is too thick and too high for it to work effectively, so we ended up sending it back. But it was fun to watch the cats watch it when it was running. If I ever move to a place with low carpet, or wood floors, I will probably get one again. 

Percy seemed fascinated with Christmas, mostly because he wanted to chew on everything. 

Literally, he chewed on everything. Every time I looked down, he was right there chewing on any gift that was still in its plastic packaging. 

Vince got the cats a few toys. 

I decided to order them some new catnip filled carrots. I had gotten some a few years ago, but they finally destroyed them earlier this year. This time, I made sure to get one for each cat.

The biggest gift I got for Vince was a new drill. I was pretty nervous to buy the wrong thing, so I had asked him several different times which one he wanted. So I don't think it was much of a surprise.

On the other hand, Vince surprised me. He had my big gift wrapped in a coffee box. When I opened it, it was to find tickets to the Phantom of the Opera in July. I was beyond excited!! I can't wait for July to get here. 

The aftermath of all the gift opening. 

My Christmas gifts. Vince spoiled e well. 

I had to get a close up of the pretty jewelry Vince picked out for me. I LOVE it.

Vince's mostly orange and blue Denver Bronco's Christmas. I think everything but the game and the drills were Bronco's stuff.