Sunday, January 27, 2013

Christmas Festivities

WARNING: This is a LONG post with tons of pictures.

We had Christmas at our house this year. This was the first Christmas that we didn't have to travel to get to family, they all came to us. We were happy to have everyone come and we had a very busy week. My mom, Hayden, and Grandpa and Grandma Stellmon all drove down form Cd'A. Tyler, Aimee, and Ace live just a few blocks away, so they came over a lot as well. 
We made sugar cookies, decorated ginger bread houses, played games, made tons of yummy food, and ate WAY too much! (pictures are not in the correct order)

Christmas Eve we had a nice dinner with all the works. 
I cooked my first turkey! (and it actually turned out pretty good)
We left cookies and milk for Santa. 

A few weeks before Christmas Greg and I took the kids down to the Riverwoods outdoor shopping center in Provo. They had it completely covered in lights, it was so pretty.  We saw Santa (Malaya made sure to tell him her list of toys she wanted) and Malaya danced to the live band. 
 Christmas morning: We had to wake Malaya up! We told her Santa had come and she said, "Okay, I'm still tired" and rolled over in her bed haha. Eventually she got up and was so excited to see all the presents. 

 We took a trip on the new Provo Front Runner down to Salt Lake to see all the Temple Lights.

We made sugar cookies, a gingerbread house, and lots of other goodies.  

 It has always been my families tradition to open one present on Christmas Eve, which is always pjs :)

We played tons of games all week, and ate, ate, ate..... 
Grandpa Stellmon read the Christmas story from the Bible, and my Uncle Scott and Aunt Jill were able to come over as well as my Dad and JC. 

And to top off the week... My brother Tyler and his wife Aimee were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. It was also Aimee's birthday, so lots of celebrating that day :) We had a dinner at our house with the whole fam after the ceremony. It was a FULL house! 

And I'm spent! That was a LONG post, and it took forever to get all the pictures loaded... but it's done, so enjoy :)

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