Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Bogard Christmas!

These two girls were
on Santa's nice list this year.
Not sure about Emery's face here, haha!
They just LOVE to pose for pictures.
Our Christmas Eve appetizer feast
and hot chocolate bar.
{our Christmas Eve was Dec 22nd}
On Christmas Eve Mrs. Peeps
dropped off presents to the girls
along with a note telling them
how good they had been while she was here.
Daddy helping Emery open her gift.
Yeah, Christmas PJs!
Mrs. Peeps was so smart to bring them
before we went to see the lights.
Luckily for us right after Mrs. Peeps showed up
so did the Bills'. They were dropping off
home-made bread for Christmas
{which was delicious!}
So we talked them into staying and eating,
then driving around to see the Festival of Lights
in Spanish Fork.
Jess and I with our festive straws.
Merry Christmas Eve!
We'll see you tonight!
Ellie loved the "princess castle"
They lights were fun,
they add more every year so it doesn't feel
the exact same each year.
{Next onto our Christmas morning pics}
{Dec 23rd}
This picture says it all!
Pure Christmas morning excitement.
Opening stockings.
Jer and his very excited girls on Christmas morning.
Emery could open her own gifts this year.
They both had fun opening gifts,
and seeing what each other got.
This year was so fun with Ellie
because she fully understood what was going on.
Emery sitting on her big gift from
Grandma Linda.
When Donna called us on "Christmas"
she said "Merry Bogard Christmas"
so that stuck. Since we have to celebrate our
holidays when Jeremy is home we are used to having
holidays not on the actual day. And who
can complain having Christmas come early.
Jeremy and his new jacket.
Thanks Mama Jo for the new curling iron.
Ellie's doll house,
she literally played with it ALL DAY LONG!
Emery's new train from Grandma Linda.
BOTH girls have loved it.
Can't be Christmas without some tears.
The girls not wanting to share,
or Ellie thinking each toy was for her.
Hopefully this is a new Christmas morning tradition.
Making Santa pancakes.
Elliette and her pancake.
The chef.
These are sooooo easy, and stinkin cute!
Emery loved her's.
Everyone loved them, they were delicious!
Merry Christmas
This year we had our Christmas on Dec 23rd.
Due to Jeremy's flight schedule we usually have our Christmas on a different day other
than the actual Christmas. We don't mind, and the girls have no idea.
Plus with my family going away for our Christmas trips we move the holiday around
to accommodate. This year was like a whole Christmas weekend,
our Christmas Eve on Thursday our Christmas on Friday.
Then up to Park City on the actual Christmas Eve for all the festivities.
This year was so much fun with the girls, and Elliette actually understood what
was going on. She was so excited, but Christmas morning she was more worried
about Mrs. Peeps than if Santa had come or not. We had to wake Eme up. Once she was
woke up she had fun opening her own gifts and playing with each thing.
The Santa pancakes that Teresa showed me how to make were a hit.
And with Jessica's home-made raspberry jam, they were soooooo good!
We also did a whole Christmas dinner with ham and potatoes, we sat around in our
pajamas all day long, snacked, napped and played with new toys all day long.
I love my little family so much, I love making memories with them and new traditions.

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