Friday, February 17, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas was so much fun this year!
And REALLY busy.
I started selling Scentsy right before Christmas and all the Scensty parties kept me BUSY!  It paid off - I was the top salesman of my Scentsy sales team in December.  It was a great start for my business!

Santa sent us an Elf on the Shelf this year.
The girls named him Sonny :)
They had so much fun looking for him every morning.  That was always the first thing on Emmy's mind, and the first thing she would say to me every morning, "Mom, where's Sonny?"  So we'd go searching for him.  He ended up in lots of fun places - hanging from our pot rack in the kitchen, on our Christmas tree, and, as you can see below, holding baby Jesus in our Nativity.

Sonny was a great motivator to keep the girls on the "Nice" list this year.  We thank him for that :)

Silly little elf!

Emmy didn't want Sonny to be lonely, so we drew, colored and cut out a little friend for him.  Emmy wanted it to look just like Sonny.  I drew him and Emmy colored him in and drew in his face.  Sonny loved him!  He kept his friend with him the whole time!

Christmas was on a Sunday this year, which was a great way to keep Christmas focused on the Savior.  We had 9:00 church, which we thought might be a little difficult.  But Santa wrote a letter to the girls asking them to wait until after church to open their presents.  They were more than happy to wait!  Thanks for that, Santa!

Here we are right after church, in our Sunday best.  We all match!

We finally got some cute pics of the girls together!

Here's our Christmas tree.
I LOVE decorating for Christmas!!!

Here are the girls' presents, all laid out!  Santa always leaves a silver bell on his presents to the girls.
The girls got a dollhouse from Santa this year!
He was sneaky and didn't bring it to us until we were at church.  Otherwise, the girls wouldn't have wanted to leave it.  So when we came home from church, there it was right in our living room!  The girls were SO excited.  They played with the dollhouse (and some mini Disney Princess dolls - the ones that have their clothes attached!  Thank you, Santa!) ALL DAY!

They also got baby Rapunzel dolls - what Emmy had been asking Santa for.  Santa was smart and gave the girls the same things - he knew there might be fighting over toys otherwise.  Kate didn't even want to open any of her other presents after she opened Rapunzel.  I had to open her stocking for her. 

And the girls also got Scentsy Buddies for Christmas from mommy!  They had been fighting over the one I got in my Starter Kit (which I didn't really want them playing with, anyways, since I use it to displays at parties) so they each got their own!  They are so cuddly and adorable and the girls still sleep with them every night.

Emmy named her elephant Polly:

And Kate named her frog Mr. Frog (who you can't really see in this pic . . .):

The girls got a few other things and we all had a wonderful Christmas!  It even included a new iPhone for mom (yay!) and an iPad from Grammy and Papa for the whole family (Jake is LOVING it!).  Having kids makes Christmas so much fun!!!  It makes Christmas morning so exciting.  We love our Emmy and Kate!  Who knows . . . maybe next Christmas, mommy will be pregnant with another little Malie?  We'll see!

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