Tuesday, January 3, 2012

merry christmas from 2011 in 2012...

christmastime for us watsons was busybusybusy. the kids are busy playing with the plethora of christmas presents they received, i too am busy with some of my awesome new toys. christmas as an adult is 100% better now than when i was a kid. the main reason is cause i have kids, and the second reason is cause chris' family is amazing and they get me great stuff for christmas!

ok. i just tried to upload a ton of pitures but it did not work out. there's 10 minutes of my life that i am not going to get back... maybe next time folks. (i did just upload the picture up top... i will try this endeavor again...)

anyhoo, my top two presents i got for christmas this year were cash and a kindle fire, from my two awesome sets of in-laws. with some of my cash i got a new pan that i used this morning to make crepes. it was so magical. nothing stuck to the bottom of the pan, the crepes were thin and perfect! yeah for cash! and the kindle fire was a very unexpected and generous gift. i love it. i have already read two and a half books on it in a week. that's one and a half more books than i read for the entire year before i got my electronic reader!

what have i been reading on my kindle you ask? the hunger games. chris and his family are crazy about the books, and the upcoming movie, so due to some serious peer pressure, i too am crazy about these books. (and yes, if my friend jumped off a bridge, i would in all likelihood jump right after them. as long as it was off of a bridge into a vat of marshmallows.) speaking of crazy, these books are making me a bit insane as i keep thinking that people, namely the capitol, are watching me as i cook, play with the kids, and read my book. and when i'm not paranoid that president snow is judging my every move, i think that maybe someone is going to jump out of the bushes, or out from under lily's bed, and shoot me with an arrow. i know you're out there katniss...

so besides some serious paranoia, christmas this year also brought a ton of wonderful new memories for me to store in my crazy brain. lily and topher were SO EXCITED to open their presents on christmas morning. lily kept gasping for air as she ripped her presents open. it was too funny. topher, totally unprompted, declared: "best christmas ever." it was especially funny to me cause i had just watched the Glee christmas episode where they kept dropping that same line. topher is so with it and he doesn't even know it.

if you were to take away all the presents and extra fluff that surround christmas, we watsons still had a supergreat time. we saw our whole watson family, including chris' brother justin, and his wife jennifer, and their daughter zoe. they flew out from alabama, where they are stationed, and we hadn't seen them in over a year, so it was superspecial having all of lily and topher and mia's watson-related cousins with them. we even managed to have a photoshoot on the 26th with all of chris' parents, the six kids, all the their spouses, and all their kids. that's 27 people. 18 adults, 2 teenagers, and 7 kids under the age of five. i haven't seen the pictures yet, but i am interested to see if there is a single one with all eyes open and looking towards the camera. i am going to guess not. but that's ok. it was just so great (and a miracle!) for all of us to be together. pictures to follow one of these days...

and of course, the reason for the season is our Lord and Saviour's birth. we sang happy birthday to Jesus, complete with birthday cakes and cupcakes, twice. topher kept saying he wanted to see Jesus and we told him he would one day. then he asked if Jesus lived in our hearts, and we told him that He does. then topher asked if God lived in our hearts too and we said that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit live in our hearts. then lily corrected all of us, in a way that only first borns do (ah sparks of a mini-jeehon!), and she told us that they lived in our stomachs cause we ate heaven. i don't know where that came from, but there you have my four year old's theology. at any rate- Happy Birthday Jesus. again. cause even though christmas was 9days ago, it's still worth saying and celebrating today and every day. thanks for being born Jesus and thanks especially for saving me.

look! pictures uploaded too!

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