Then we went to the Rapp family Christmas party...it had everything! Good food, a Talent Show for kids of all ages, Santa, Pinatas and a White Elephant trade. Tyler just had to choose the biggest box, which of course means the worst present. Yep, we were the lucky winners of a dinosaur computer monitor!On Christmas Eve, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Toronto's house for Christmas dinner and presents. The kids were all really excited to be able to open presents BEFORE Christmas and as always, had a great time playing with each other!
Next was the annual Christmas party with my girlfriends from highschool. I'm so glad that the five of us have stayed such good friends for so long!
December was crazy! Not only is it one of the busiest times of the year for me at work, but it seems like every year there are more programs, more parties, more everything! Luckily, I love all of it (yes, even work...it's a huge accomplishment when the craziness is over)!
Josh's school does a Christmas program every year. This year, his class got to learn the first verse of Silent Night in sign language. It was really cool to see all of the kids signing. Here's Josh at the program getting ready to go on stage.
Mom was looking great and feeling pretty good after her surgery, poor Dad was sick and couldn't eat anything and the rest of the family who are still here in Utah are great! Here are some pics of the boys, Mom and Dad, Neil and Amy's family and Lyle and Megan's family.
...and finally, Christmas day! And like every other year, this was the "Best Christmas EVER!" according to the boys. :) It's all about electronics these days...digital cameras, handheld gaming systems and guitar hero. I love it! Setting everything up, helping the boys figure out the games, it's all really fun for me, so I'm just fine with electronics. It also means fewer presents to actually open (and wrap) since it's all so expensive, and I'm okay with that too. Never really liked the cleanup part of Christmas! ;-)