Cookies for Santa. It’s Christmas Eve!

December 24th, 2014

My friend Michelle gave us a couple of cookie making kits, and we had a few of our own so the boys picked their favorites and we went to town making and decorating cookies this afternoon.

The boys were so excited it was Christmas Eve!

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They look yummy, boys!

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I can’t remember what Peyton and Jayden were helping Jason with, but whatever it was they sure do look cute (and big!) doing it!

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connect four

December 24th, 2014

After I took Peyton and Jayden’s Christmas pictures they had a serious game of connect four…. I didn’t bother putting the furniture back until they were done.

They love this old school game!

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My sweet Christmas boys!

December 24th, 2014

I do these same pictures every year. Boys, lights, back drop, Christmas ties. Im thinking some day a long time from now I will be SO glad I took the time out to do them.

These boys are getting so big!

Waiting patiently for me to get my camera settings right. (I have to say, every year we do this it goes smoother and faster). I guess by now they are trained.

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Seriously they were so good I got it on the first take. Thank you sweet boys!

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And then, just like every year, when I tell them we’re done. Jayden goes for the tackle.

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Emails from Santa

December 23rd, 2014

Peyton and Jayden get an email from Santa every year, and every year both of them are so nervous about being on the naughty list. It’s so cute to watch them!

Peyton watched his video first, and was excited to find out he was on the nice list.

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Jayden always gets super nervous, but (again) he made it on the nice list. Good job Jay!

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A Glorious Scandal

December 23rd, 2014

The longer you wait to go to the Christmas Eve service the more crowded they get, so this year we went to the first one which was perfect! It was packed but not near as full as the following 5 services.

Front row seating, the boys favorite. We loved the program, the singing, the people, all of it was beautiful!

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All Is Well.

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If you build it, we will eat it.

December 23rd, 2014

Thanks for the gingerbread house kit Michelle! We loved eating it, I mean making it!

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And just because he’s so cute…. Ranger is doing just fine and loves laying under the Christmas tree. (We had to bunny proof the base of our tree with a plastic bottle. Ranger also loved chewing the cord of our new tree. Ugh!)

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Merry Christmas, from The Mesters

December 22nd, 2014

I meant to take our family pictures in Florida but the day we had planned to take them it was cold and windy so it didn’t happen. Once we got home from our vacation I got SO busy with taking family pictures for every one else, ours almost didn’t happen. It was honestly a last minute decision to throw clothes together and go to the park with my tripod.

I made them take a practice shot for me. I love my guys!

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I had to run from the camera to get into place, so between shots it was comical. I was running around, Jason was trying to control the boys, and the boys were having sword fights with sticks.

I was going to crop the boys out of this one but it’s just too funny!

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Im proud to say it only took three shots for us to get it this year! Merry Christmas!

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Santa!

December 22nd, 2014

We took the boys to see Santa at the Bass Pro Shop again this year. Jayden asks about the “fish market” every holiday, so I am not sure if we will ever be able to visit with Santa anywhere else.

Our elf left the boys his annual Christmas list craft last night, with a note saying Santa wanted to see them today. The boys were beyond excited and worked hard on their lists.

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Peyton and Jayden always love looking at the new toys they set up every year. Makes waiting in line go a little faster. They give out passes to see Santa. We’ve been pretty lucky every year by getting to see him quickly.

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Finally, Santa!

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Tis’ the season

December 20th, 2014

We warmed up the car, put our pjs on, and went looking at Christmas lights. We found so many great houses! One of them had music to go with their light show. It was amazing!

Jason loves my family selfies taken in the car!

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All is calm

December 19th, 2014

The boys and Jason are officially on their Christmas break, and it is officially COLD out! Sammie doesn’t usually like being inside but this cold weather is even too much for her.

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Ranger is as curious as ever about who and what Sammie is. Sammie, on the other hand, does.not.care.

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