Thursday, December 25, 2008


This Christmas sure took forever to get here, but now its gone too fast. Paul's parents flew to Las Vegas and then drove down here with Billy and his family. They got as far as Phoenix on the 23rd and decided to stay the night there. That was around 10 pm. So they drove up to safford the next day and arrived around 2 pm. Mom helped me cook the ham, well she did it all actually, and about 30 mins before it was done I managed to make mashed potatoes (from potatoes), gravy, green beans, heat the rolls and set the table, all while trying to entertain Hayden. Mom and dad went to walmart just 15 mins before it closed and got back just in time for dinner. I must say I'm amazing. Everything turned out fabulous! Dad's luggage got lost and we finally got it on Christmas day. We went and looked at Christmas lights on Christmas eve and the kids fell asleep pretty quick. According to dad and mom it was like 4 am for them so they were troopers. This morning we got up around 8 and I went to make waffles only to realize we didn't have any butter. So I called my grandma and of course she had some so I ran up there (with gifts and 2 bars of german chocolate :) and got the butter and gifts from my mom. When I got home Billy and his family were there (they stayed at the marriot, which is soooo nice) so it was time to open gifts. The kids got a ton of toys! We got Kung Fu Panda and Horton Hears a who. Paul got me a knife set and billy got me a set of dishes and my mom gave me a pretty bracelet! Jason gave me a fabulous picture of himself. Hayden got some matchbox cars and a tonka truck and a book from grandma and grandpa clites and a teddy bear from grandma norris. Paul got sock and a set of Bose ear phones and the beanie I made him. Also his phone that he got last month after sending through the wash in his pocket. Here's a few pictures from our crazy day.

Hayden in his christmas outfit

Paul's haircut... just in time for the parents to see it:)

the beanie I made him :)

so cute

our Christmas photo
Merry Christmas everyone!


Ashley said...

You guys make such a cute little family. I still can't believe you have a baby! I'm glad you had a good day!

Meagan Rogers said...

Sounds like a great Christmas!

*Katie May* said...

That was me oops :S

Cindy G. Clites said...

Stephanie...YOU are great cook! It was such a delicious Chrismas and Christmas Eve!!!! Thank You Thank You Thank YOU!!!!

The Penrod Family said...

You all look so good!!! Merry Christmas!