07 January 2013

The Holidays

We had a lovely holiday season this year!

We kicked it off with a family trip to Florida for Thanksgiving, where we were able to spend time catching up with Uncle Ben, riding bikes, visiting Ikea, and watching some good movies with the fam. I oddly don't have many pictures from our trip though...not sure if I've deleted some on accident or what (so mom if you have some good ones, will you send them please?).

Then, it was time to prepare for Christmas!

We spent Christmas in Kimberling City this year with the whole Stark clan.  The kids had a great time as usual playing together, and other than the fact that we spread our stomach flu to Nana and Papa, it was a very relaxing and enjoyable time together.

On Christmas Eve, Nana read Twas the Night Before Christmas to all the boys. Her story kept getting interrupted as Matt and Brian schemed a plan to make the boys think they were hearing Santa Claus and his ringing bells on their walkie-talkies. It was hilarious! But I did feel sorry for Nana!  Before Tyler "heard" Santa on the walkie-talkie, he was adamantly announcing that there was no Santa! However, he later declared that "Santa is real!" So funny.

Christmas morning revealed a new bike for Noah! It's been so cold that we haven't had many chances to ride it yet. 

London was given her very first princess gear from Papa. A Cinderella carriage, complete with Cinderella and a horse. And her first Princess dress up dress. This little one is girl all the way through, so of course she loved it.

After-gift-opening zone out: 

Poor Papa was so sick, but we managed a picture with Nana and the kids. 

Another great Christmas for the books!

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