Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Sorry I've been a little MIA on this blog. Christmas came in and swept me off my feet and seemed to take over life for an entire week. But a great week it was!

First, my apologies to the Koziarz side of our family. Apparently I forgot I had a camera for the festivities with them. But we spent Christmas Eve Day with them at our house and it was fun. Except for the fact that I almost killed Kris's 96 year old grandfather...ahem. But, that's another post. Let's just say there will be no more steak eating in our house when we have them over.

Then my mom and dad came into town to spend Christmas with us. Mom had just finished up Chemo so she was feeling a little yuck but she was a trooper! Dad came with us as we headed to our Church's Uptown Christmas. It was amazing! Click here if you'd like to see some of it.

Then we came home and put the girls to bed and got ready for the fun. Here's a picture of Kris. Boy it's ROUGH being Santa. :)

Christmas morning was full of excitement as the girl's ran down to see if Santa had come! They were thrilled. But they couldn't open a thing until we read the Christmas story. We also do open one present at a time in our house so you can imagine the amount of time it took to open everything. HOURS. :) We paused for breakfast after the stockings.

I really didn't take good pictures this year...I think was just soaking it all in. But here are a few:

HopeAnn and her gift from Santa....a guitar!

The Boo opening her MUCH anticipated Baby Alive! Have mercy for the Baby Alive too. Holy cow...she might get herself an entire blog post filled with the drama she has brought to this here house of ours.

This is my mom opening a gift from a friend of mine. She has been blown away at the support from those she doesn't even know! Please take note of the bow on her head. I will blame it on the chemo.....ha!! :)

This was a sweet moment...minus the boo and her annoyance of the remote control car. Taylor really wants a little girl from Kenya to come and live with us.'s just not in the plan right now. So my mom did the next best thing and made her a Compassion child sponsor for a girl named Christine in Kenya! Taylor is so excited she could bust!!

And Taylor got her Nintendo ds finally!

This toy won the award for the most annoying. Even more than Baby Alive! This darn thing flies around my feet all day long. It doesn't take much for me to take it away either. :) ha!!

We had a great Christmas and are looking foreword to 2010! Hope you had a great Christmas too! :)


Mimi C said...

Nicki, dad and I had a wonderful time visiting with you, Kris and the girls. I really appreciate your hospitality and you are right the thoughts from all of your bloggers! Chemo is knocking my .....this time :) Love mom

Faith said...

Sounds like such a great day! I just love your mom's gift to precious! Praying for your sweet mom =)

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to soak it all in!

Juliana said...

Great pictures!

I am new to your blog, please pop on by and check out my blog and follow if you would like. It is very nice to "meet" you!

Deidre said...

We had the 'privilege' of getting a baby alive too. Yuck!

Looks like a lot of fun at your house. Praying for your sweet Mom!