Friday, December 30, 2011


Christmas was a lot of fun this year. Ethan is at that age where it is so magical to him. At about 6:45 he threw open our door and told us that Santa had come. He was beyond excited! We got up and took the traditional stair picture. Some how this year Chucky joined us! (I can't stop laughing at Reese in the picture)
Reese saw her rocking horse and none of the other presents mattered. Ethan tore open the his presents the minute he laid eyes on them. I think he had all of them opened in record time. We were lucky enough to have my mom spend the night so she was there with us on Christmas morning. We saved the gifts we were going to send to Japan and let her open them here. Kurt got some fun things for our bikes and I got a quilted minky blanket that I LOVE along with a gym bag and some work out clothes.
It's our tradition to have a breakfast in the morning so this year we had some rudolph pancakes, thanks to Pintrest. It wouldn't be an eventful morning if something didn't go wrong....Kurt opened our back door to let Kya out and we didn't realize that our alarm was going off, the pancakes burned, and about thirty minutes later we had police knocking on our door! I don't think he was too happy to know it was a false alarm.
Later that morning we went to church. then headed to my sisters to exchange gifts and hang out for a little bit, and to end the day we headed to Kurt's mom and dad's to exchange gifts and spend some time with his family! Even as exhausting as Christmas day is I always love it! We had a great Christmas! I have to admit thought that I'm excited to take down the clutter!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve Tradition

We had our annual lunch on Christmas Eve this year at The Brick Oven. Before we left the kids got some pictures together. Reese is sporting her new hair cut. I was so sick of the crazy hairs everywhere that they just did a cute bob cut until it grows out evenly. I think she looks pretty cute. Plus I can still do the normal pig tails.
This year was different then the past two years since we had my mom here with us! It was a fun lunch and a fun way to pass some of the time! We also got a little crazy with photo's, Kurt learned that you get lots of pictures when you are with the Margetts' Fam.
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Preschool Bliss

Ethan had his Preschool Christmas Program on Wednesday night. I seriously don't know where this child of mine came from! He cracks me up! He knew every song and every word of all the songs. Kurt and I laughed so hard because when he sings it looks like he is overly enunciating every single word! Here is my cute typical Ethan...
Here he is with his best buddy (and cousin) Preston.
His super cute teachers....Mrs. Vesta
and Mrs. Becky.
Grandma Lynette and Grandpa Russ came to watch him
and Grandma Sherry was able to come see both Ethan and Preston.
He made sure to ask us the entire way home who we watched...him or everybody else? And even after telling him how great he did and that we watched him the WHOLE time, he pulled his sad pout face and in true Ethan form said, "I guess you just watched everybody else! I guess no one watched me!" I love that boy and we are so proud of him!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grandma...back in the U.S.A.

My mom is home!! I wish it was July and she was home for good, but this is a quick three week stay. My sweet little Grandma's health has started to go down hill. With not knowing how long she will be here my mom came home to spend some time with her sweet mom.

She is staying at our house for the first part of her stay so she though just Kurt and I were coming the get her. What she didn't know was that all of us were there to surprise her! We met at the airport and put together our sign...
Here are the kids waiting patiently with the sign. Once they saw her they took off running to hug her.
I am so excited to have my mom home for just this little time! I tried to talk my dad into stowing away in a suitcase...I even offered to ship a life size poster of him sitting at his desk for the missionaries, but I guess we will have to wait to see him in July.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our Elf Arrived...

Our elf, Johnny, has ARRIVED. I found this super cute idea for our elf to make his appearance this year. Last year was our first year doing "The Elf on the Shelf" and Ethan absolutely loved it. So this year I thought it would be fun to start a new tradition...(thank you lady on Pintrest and to my cousin Annie for showing me what Pintrest was.)
Johnny returned this year with a BANG! Some new table settings,
gifts for the kids,
donuts straight from the North Pole,
and even a letter for Ethan & Reese.
We made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, had milk in our new sippy cups, powdered donuts for desert, and then finished off with Kurt reading the book to the kids to remind them why Johnny was here.
Nothing beats the excitement of having your four year old run into your room to tell you that our elf has come! He was SO excited!! I love the excitement at this age. All morning long he has been talking to Johnny and he can't believe that Johnny brought us all of this stuff. He is convinced that he brought it all in the Santa hat that he left for him. Here's to hoping Johnny makes this next month a little easier while we wait for Christmas to come! Let the Christmas season begin!