Monday, January 4, 2010


Have you heard the song "I cry the day that I take the tree down" from the Forgotten Carols?
I do not like it. But whenever I take all my Christmas decor down and put it away that song plays over and over in my head until I want to pull all my hair out cuz I cant stand it. I mean really, it just not that great of a song melodically and second of all- does anyone really cry the day they take their tree down? I must say my house looks so bare and naked without all the festivous clutter, and thats kinda sad, yet I am not crying into my cheerios over it. Some songs are better left unsung.
So Christmas was wonderful. Santa came a little early for the boys. He couldnt fit a bunk bed in his sleigh, so he had his friend from the trucking company drop it on by before we left town. Toast and James are LOVING it! And Kylie has been helping them break it in. We tried moving Ben into James's old room as opposed to my closet, but he still prefers the closet. Daniel is kinda embarrassed that our baby sleeps in a closet, but I'm thinking- if he's happy there why shake things up?
We traveled up to Utah to spend the traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family, and boy do we just love going up there. We missed Uncle Johnny and Lala, but by some festivious miracle they got back into town the night before we headed home, so Toast and Kylie were very pleased indeed. Uncle Johnny showed Toast some cool secrets on Mario brothers, and Ty was very happy to have some insider info on the game.
We had a very calm Christmas morning. The kids slept in and didnt wake up until I couldnt take it any longer and started making enough noise to rouse them all from their sleeping quarters. After the presents were opened, Daniel made his breakfast burritoes, which were delicious, and then we headed over to the movies to see the Princess and the Frog. Not a favorite Disney, but it was alright. Christmas night everyone (minus the Travsters) came over to grandma and grandpas for a tasty Christmas dinner and then the grandkiddies opened up their gifts from said grandparents. What fun.
We then headed up further north to visit the Jacksons. Good times. Daniels mom picked up some inner-tubes, so the boys had a blast "tooooobing." Kylie had lots of fun with her cousins and in all honesty I didnt see much of her the whole time we were there.
We got back into town and Daniel was back to the office to try to finish the year off with a Bang.
New Years Eve we put the younguns down and let the big kids stay up a little later to play games with us. We played on the Wii, and then switched to guesttures. Tyler was HILARIOUS. Daniel and I kept glancing at each other almost in tears cuz he was just so animated and intense. We then had an ice-cream sundae making bar for dessert, and then sent them off to bed. Daniel and I turned on a movie but I think we both feel asleep before the new year came. We woke up several hours later with cricks in our necks cursing ourselves for not just going up to bed. Old age is so fun.
Now we are trying to figure out what to do with the new year..............


Brenda said...

Hi Kimmy!
Welcome HOME!
I think your closet can pass as a bedroom! I remember that closet!
That is what I should have done with Brianna! It's funny what our kids get use to!

It looks like you had a great Christmas! Cute picture in your PJ's! Appreciate that your kids are happy and willing to take a picture!:) Happy New Year!

Deb said...

I agree with you about that song. It's terrible and I too think about it everytime I take my Christmas decorations down. But I am definitely not sad when they get taken down. I LOVE when the clutter is gone and I love looking around and seeing less stuff everywhere.

Glad you had a nice Christmas. When you figure out what to do with you new year let me know.

Sarah Blue said...

As long as Ben isn't sleeping in a cupboard under the stairs, you're doing just fine. ;)


I don't know that song... and from the sound of it, I don't think I will ry and listen to it and be haunted every Christmas like you are! It sounds like ya'll had a wonderful Christmas! I love how you change up your family picture up top every so often. Beautiful family!

Cook Zoo said...

I don't know that song either, but I liked your "some songs are better left unsung" phrase. I'm going to remember that one. :)

Sounds like a great Christmas. I loved the image of you and Daniel laughing at Ty. We all actually made it to midnight this year, even the kids. It was a miracle.

Megan said...

Kimmy- you're back!!
Sounds like you had a great holiday season! I love your new header- you are so photogenic!

Tina said...

Sounds like your family had a nice Christmas. I knew Santa had lots of connections, but a trucking company too? Amazing!

I can't imagine having to wake up the kids on Christmas. I CAN imagine, however, you not being able to stand the sleeping in.