We had a wonderful quiet Christmas at home this year. On Christmas Eve day, we took the kids to the mall and to their favorite restaurant here in Logan, Firehouse Pizzeria. It really is SO good. We made a gingerbread house and chilled out watching our new movie, Mars Needs Moms.
Then the missionaries came over for dinner. They were at our house for about 4 hours, and we didn't mind, but the boys were REALLY excited to open their one Christmas Eve gift that we told them they could open after the missionaries left. Well, Jared got sick of waiting for them to leave and got proactive..he got the kitchen timer out, turned it to 10 minutes and set it on the table in front of the missionaries and said "When this timer goes off, you guys need to leave." They thought it was so funny, they asked me to take a picture for them.
Afterwards, we read The Night Before Christmas and went online to check out Santa's location on santa tracker. He was getting pretty close, so the boys went to bed without a hassle. After the boys were asleep, Santa put their presents under the tree and ate the cookies and egg nog they left out. Dave and I watched a few different christmas episodes of our favorite shows on Netflix and we were off to bed.
We actually didn't get anything for Pepper this year, except we had the boys each buy her a gift and wrap it. She's still not ready for opening gifts yet, she just wanted to eat them. (Also, we're pretty sure she has lazy eye, it's becoming more and more noticeable so I'm going to have her checked out next week. You can see it in this photo..actually almost every photo on this post. haha)