Tuesday, December 25, 2012


so here is the amazing kitchen!  i love it and they are going to love it!  it's also filled with dishes.

river's stocking and santa stuff on the left, flower's on the right.
a jamba juice water bottle and game.
an ellen water bottle and game.

my stash.  a king sized electirc blanket!  an ellen thermos, microwave cover, and pantry organizer.
kg's stash.  knife and pancake pen.

i had this blanket made of one of my favorite photos of the day amanda passed away.  the girls were racing and i wanted them to associate her passing with a happy memory, so they think of her, they can also smile.
when the girls woke up i wanted to get a couple of photos of them in front of the tree with the natural light of the morning so kg covered their main gift with a blanket.  i also wanted to capture their faces when they saw the awesomeness!
they are just so cute!

i told kg to drop the blanket and the next few photos shows their excitement!  they absolutely loved it!  that was their main santa gift.

then we went through our stockings.  kg got a really cool spider!
that thing is creepy and fast!

then we started opening our gifts, taking turns one at a time.

the girls gave me this cool retro stool

kg got him and the girls light sabers.  i'm kind of jealous!

flower gave river this necklace shirt.

river gave flower some new earrings.

kg's big gift from me was a year membership to a cheese club.  he will get amazing gourmet cheese every other month starting in january until november.  i didn't want to just have him open a piece of paper so a couple of weeks prior i had him pick some delicious cheese at whole foods and told him he had to wait till christmas to eat it.  christmas eve i wrapped up the cheese with the paper announcing the cheese club.  we are excited to get the first batch!

this face is because she is so excited for kg to open the gift she picked out clear back in november!  i can't believe how happy she was with her purchase!
a jamba juice hat.  and he looks so cute in it!  she gets excited every time he wears it!

my parents and sandee stopped by.  they gave the girls some barbies, and kg and i got some movie tickets.  i can't believe i didn't get any photos of them!

after they left we continued.  thank you lisa for the game!
this is from kris and so hilarious!
and we love these!  now the girls can help with the dishes and have the water super hot and it doesn't burn them!  thanks kris!
the girls main gift from us was tablets!  kg got a great deal and they were stoked!

i was also completely shocked that he got me one too!  that will be so nice for travel.

that afternoon we went to kg's parents to have a gift exchange with them and his brothers before going to his grandparents for dinner.
ryan had our family and spoiled us with games!

after that we stopped at one last house of the season to see their lights.  it was completely worth.  amazing!  and the empty field across the street made for easy viewing.

river gave us this for christmas.  she made it at preschool.
i got several of my prints put on canvas for christmas and got them hung that day.  i love them!

this one is mother's day 2009 at the train depot.

flower on a swing at a beach in seaside, oregon;  river at the idaho falls temple.

flower at the seattle mall just after getting her ears pierced!;  river on a swing at a beach in seaside, oregon

river at maggie moons ice cream in seattle(one of my favorite of her because it's hard to get a genuine smile out of her!

i already had the one on the left of flower at sleeping beauty and the one on the right is the girls enjoying their first time in the snow in tamarack!
i already had these hanging up: river grasping her ice cream in mccall for the 4th of july 2011, and disneyland 2011!
i already had these hanging up: the girls on valentine's day 2010;  universal studios 2011!
a butterfly in seattle;  flower at the idaho falls temple
a butterfly in seattle;  beautiful amanda!
i already had these two hanging as well:  flower got this love earth on earth day one year and the other is river at the train depot in 2010.
i love my girls and love seeing them every on canvas when i lay on their room!
We had such a wonderful christmas and were spoiled as usual.  thank you to everyone who made it so wonderful!  it was so nice having so much time with kg this year, too.

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