Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve is probably my most favorite day of the year!!  There really is something magical about that day!!  My family comes over around 5 and we just have the best time until at least 11!!

The night began with the youngest of the family playing in the floor with the bear that tells the story of “The Night Before Christmas”.


Caine waiting to dig into our steaks and salad!!!



Uncle Kevin trying to win over little Ryder!!


We just stuffed our bellies!


I gave Caine a quick manual shooting class and he snapped these pics


We went to communion at Mawmaw’s church but when we got there…the lights were off.  Come to find out the pastor had gotten sick and had to cancel.  So we headed back and played a fun game!


I wrapped a gift up about 4-5 times and taped it a lot!!!  We stood in a circle and passed around a bowl with dice.  When we got the bowl, we had to roll the dice and if we got doubles we had to get in the middle of the circle, put on the santa hat, the tree skirt around our shoulders, the ornament necklace around our neck and put on a pair of Christmas Simpson boxers.  Then we had to put oven mitts on our hands and try an unwrap as much of the present as we could before someone else rolled doubles!!! It was so much FUN!!! We were all dying laughing!! It was great!!  Joy ended up winning!!  The picture above is Mawmaw and Ryder spectating.  Ryder wasn’t sure what to think about all the commotion!




I'm not so sure Tori could even see here!!


Present Time for the kiddos!!


Hey Jake!! Where’s Bucky??


Maddox is serious about his unwrapping!!


Kevin did you get something from Justice??


Mom got a coach purse and wallet from us daughters and grandkids!!


Joy getting ready to open her piece of pottery from me!!


I love the necklace I got for Laura!!


My precious Mawmaw!!


This family pic was taken at 11:00…I think it’s not to shabby considering how late and tired we all were!!  Next year we need to take the pics first thing!


Nathan and Laura


My People!!


Ladies…all the ladies!!




It’s tradition to do goofy pics!!


Mommy and Daddy


After everyone left…Maddox threw out the reindeer food!!


and….Santa came!!!!

I was so excited I could hardly sleep!!!

It was a great night!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve 2012

The last few days have been so busy but so fun!!  I had a minor surgery last Thursday to remove a lipoma from my jaw.  They had to put me to sleep and cut around my ear to get it out without leaving my face scarred.  I worked the next day for 12 hours in a jaw bra….I was exhausted and whinny but made it thru!!  Saturday I wrapped gifts, cleaned house and tied up all loose ends for Christmas!!  Sunday we went to church and then….all the festivities began!!

Chris’s family came over to our house this year.  We had lasagna, salad, bread and lots of desserts!!! 


Once again…not the hubbys favorite thing to do when we get home from church but he cooperates anyway!! Thank you Babe!!


Emily reading to the boys!


Kenny and Keeley


Kenny and Maddox fighting with Sock em boppers


Sweet Cali




Nephew Trevor…so hard to believe he will be 15 soon.


The boys opening their gifts!



This was Ryder’s gift but Maddox tried to take it over!!


Wolfie hung all of Maddox’s underwear on their tractor tree!!  Too funny!!

We don’t get to spend as much time with Chris's family so It’s always great when we are able to all be together and catch up!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!


Hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas!!100

Happy Birthday Jesus!! Every good and perfect gift is from you!!!

Blessings to All!!!

The Carrigans

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Maddox’s Christmas Program!!

Yesterday Maddox had his Preschool Christmas Program!  All the kids wore their PJ’s!  Maddox chose to wear his Santa PJ’s and I would say they stood out! ha!

_MG_0438Ryder was a little ham trying to keep him entertained while we were waiting!  He is at the perfect age of not being still and not listening to us when we say be quiet!! But we made it thru!!_MG_0441

Here he comes!!



Daddy and his boys!!


Mommy and her boys!!! I was so proud of my Maddox!!


Refreshment time!!


One of his teachers Mrs. Crystal

This preschool year is flying by and all I can think is before I know it….it will be May and he will be finished and then it will be the 4 year old class and then Kindergarten….tear!  I just love all the ages and stages he has been in so all I can do is soak them up as they come. 

Great job Maddox…Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!

Speaking of proud..this little booger knows The Pledge of Allegiance!! I had no idea until I saw it on one of his papers his teachers sent home! I was very impressed!!  So I grabbed my phone to record it before he got out of the car!!