Christ Jesus is born! Christmas Day…

 

This year’s Christmas celebration followed our typical pattern. Stockings were hung, Mom and Dad dropped into bed far too late, and the kids woke early and ready to go. After stockings, we got some orange danishes ready to go and moved to the living room where Baby Jesus lay in the ‘manger’ under the tree. We read the Nativity Story, opened gifts in a somewhat organized manner, then started getting ready to hit the road. Typically we have more time after gift opening, but this year the snow was piling up fast and we knew we needed to get out if we were going to! Willie had purchased a ham in case we ended up having to stay home, but I really wanted to celebrate with the Bodgers. By 10:30, we were on the snowy roads and headed to grandmother’s house.

 

Our stockings

Our stockings

Once the kids woke up (AND there was daylight), they race downstairs and get their stockings to bring up to our bed.

Quaking with excitement

Quaking with excitement. Of course, the dog has to be in the center of the action.

Jordan got his first Webkinz of Christmas - 'Bernie'

Jordan got his first Webkinz of Christmas - 'Bernie'

 

Ashley received a Daughter necklace

Ashley received a Daughter necklace

 

Bekah sports her new Fab-u-lus sunglasses from High School Musical

Bekah sports her new Fab-u-lus sunglasses from High School Musical

Our Christmas Tree
Our Christmas Tree
Ugg-like boots

Ashley's most-desired gift: Ugg-like boots

Jordan got TWO remote control cars!

Jordan got TWO remote control cars!

This girl is crazy about dolphins!

This girl is crazy about dolphins!

Mommy got a mug from Ashley - a snowman!

Mommy got a mug from Ashley - a snowman!

Willie enjoyed our breakfast treats - he only got clothes...

Willie enjoyed our breakfast treats - he only got clothes...

We were leaving?!

We were leaving?!

Then it was shower time and a race to hit the road…

What we were greeted by when we hit the 'main street' heading to the freeway.

What we were greeted by when we hit the 'main street' heading to the freeway.

I-5 behind three snowplows

I-5 behind three snowplows

Quite the potty break traipsing through the snow

Quite the potty break traipsing through the snow

 Our travels took us through some glorious areas of God’s creation. They are so amazing I’ll dedicate the next post to them exclusively, but here are a couple more…

Arriving in Bellingham

Arriving in Bellingham

Jordan loves on all his new Webkinz - he got four new ones that morning

Jordan loves on all his new Webkinz - he got four new ones that morning

 

We didn't expect snow at Grandma's sea level home - but there was plenty

We didn't expect snow at Grandma's sea level home - but there was plenty

 

 

 

Don, Jason & Josh

The boys: Don, Jason & Josh

 

The kids watch Kung Fu Panda (Jordan, Bekah, Kendra, Ashley)

The kids watch Kung Fu Panda (Jordan, Bekah, Kendra, Ashley)

 

 

 

 

The kids congregate around Daddy and Dolly the dog

The kids congregate around Daddy and Dolly the dog

Bekah and Dolly. A little blurry but too cute to pass up!

Bekah and Dolly. A little blurry but too cute to pass up!

 

My guys play with the remote control cars - to them it might matter what kind of cars they are. Me? Don't remember.

My guys play with the remote control cars - to them it might matter what kind of cars they are. Me? Don't remember.

Presents at Grandma’s…

Bekah got Polly Pockets!

Bekah got Polly Pockets!

Jordan gets his seemingly annual Hot Wheels tracks

Jordan gets his seemingly annual Hot Wheels tracks

 

Ashley got her favorite, new clothes!

Ashley got her favorite, new clothes!

 

Josh helps Jordan put the tracks together - sans directions. Who needs 'em?

Josh helps Jordan put the tracks together - sans directions. Who needs 'em?

 

Ashley, Tera, Kendra, Christy, Jin (Tera's friend), and Willie

The gang: Ashley, Tera, Kendra, Christy, Jin (Tera's friend), and Willie

Don with his fake hair - hair attached to a hat

Don with his fake hair - hair attached to a hat

 

Bekah and Grandma Yogi - Grandma finally sits.

Bekah and Grandma Yogi - Grandma finally sits.

What a fun day, and we even made it all the way home and into our driveway despite an entire day of snowfall in Lynnwood!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aubrey Cranson
    Jan 08, 2009 @ 11:29:13

    I keep checking back for more pics! Load ’em up lady!

    Reply

    • sbodger
      Jan 08, 2009 @ 16:36:18

      I know! It is driving me crazy, too! When I try to upload a picture, I get the whole “event” – well over a hundred pictures. For Pete’s sake… Switching computers isn’t as fun as I thought it’d be….

      Reply

  2. Aubrey Cranson
    Jan 10, 2009 @ 00:32:14

    Bekah’s pics just crack me up! That girl is so funny. Love the pic of your hubby chowin’ down, those look good!

    Reply

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