Thursday, December 16, 2010

{the rush}

I've definitely been feeling the holiday rush the past few weeks.

And the blog has taken a back seat unfortunately. Sorry friends!

With Christmas just a little over a week away I'm trying to focus on what we need to get done, what gifts need to be bought, the fact that we are getting carpet installed in our bedrooms tomorrow so we have to move all of our furniture out tonight {yay and yikes to that one}, and also trying to just slow down and enjoy this holiday with the boys because it is the first year that they are really into it. And that is really fun.

But in the rush of it all we have had some really fun times so far this month. This past weekend we celebrated Christmas with the hubby's extended family and it was a really wonderful weekend. Here are a few pics from the insanity that is a Ford Christmas...

The boys helping hand out the presents...

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Tearing into their new tool bench from Aunt Debi and Uncle John...

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Noah the red-cheeked reindeer...

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Ben sporting his military look...

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We also took the boys to see a local train display on Tuesday night. It is a pretty impressive set-up with numerous toy trains and a child-size train the children can ride. We weren't sure if the boys would want to ride it or not, but when we asked they both said "YES!!" so on they went...


But the minute they started to move Landon freaked out and starting screaming. {This was actually the second freak out...the first was on the old freight elevator we had to take to the top floor...you gotta laugh, right?!}

So Landon got off and Ben rode it all by himself! We were so proud of him. He was so darn cute riding that train... {he looks SO thrilled, doesn't he? LOL }


Ben also rode the carousel...twice...



The boys loved watching all of the trains and this year our nephew Noah got to come as well...

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And yes, I forced the hubby to take a family photo. I decided to add some captions for you since you weren't there in person to witness the taking of this lovely shot...

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Ahhhh the holidays. ;)

But seriously overall I'm super excited about Christmas and I can't wait to give the boys their gifts and enjoy the weekend with family.

How is your holiday stress level right now? Maybe we all need one of these in our stocking...

4 comments:

Kelly said...

That cracks me up, because I actually DID buy those for our stockings!
Hope you enjoy the last few days of holiday preparation and are able to sit back, relax, and watch your beautiful family enjoy all the wonders of Christmas! Have a happy one!

Mandy said...

LOL Kelly - that is awesome. :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday as well!!

Watkins35 said...

hee hee, super cute photos - I especially love your family one (expressions & captions) :D

hope it all goes smoothly in the run up to next week. x

Shannon said...

hahaHA your husband's expression is priceless. And look at Ben all by himself! Puh-recious! All those boys are just adorable. Your posts always make me look forward to little boy moments!

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