Christmas Galore

WOW, what a wonderful and blessed Christmas we had.  The three of us had our own little Christmas on Christmas Eve Eve since we were heading out of town for several days.  Jaxson was thrilled to see that Ho Ho had brought him what he wanted. . . a choo choo.   He got a train table with the whole works.  It took Brad and I over two hours to put it all together, which was very good I thought.  It did come with blood, sweat, but no tears thank goodness.  On Christmas Eve afternoon, my mom, Tanya, and Heath came down to go to church with us at Hope.  It was a wonderful service and a great way to start off our Christmas celebrations.  After church we went to Hubbard to celebrate with Mom and Mike.  Brandon and Casey also came out after their church was out.  We had a great time and Jaxson loved all of his presents that he got, especially the Thomas the Train riding toy from Brandon and Casey.  On Christmas Day, we went to Eldora to have dinner with Grandma and Wendy and then we headed back to Hubbard to spend some time at Dad and Brenda’s.  We are so blessed that all of our family lives close by and that we are able to spend time with them on holidays.  On Christmas night we went to Gowrie to the Cathcarts.  We traveled in some pretty scary weather to get there.  Most of the way we had blowing and drifting snow and then about four miles from Gowrie was when we hit the ice.  Luckily it was only a few miles.  We celebrated Christmas with them that night and once again got so many nice things.  By this time Jaxson was a pro at handing out and opening the gifts.  On Friday, Karl, Lisa, and Laura came over for a prime rib dinner, which was excellent.  It was great seeing them and Jaxson enjoyed playing with Laura like always.  Then on Saturday, we braved the freezing rain again to get to Tanya and Heath’s house in Ankeny.  Luckily the weather wasn’t as bad as the news made it sound because we didn’t have any trouble getting there.  Dad, Brenda, Brandon and Dru came down for another Christmas.  Tanya and Heath made a couple soups and we got to play with their new Wii.  Jaxson got a huge kick out of that, especially the cow racing game.  Then from there, Jaxson went home with Dad and Brenda to spend a couple of days playing with them.  They took him to church, out to eat, and out to Brandon’s farm.  He had a blast. I worked Sat. and Sun. night so it worked out perfect for us and he didn’t have to go to daycare this morning.  I met them in Ames this afternoon to pick him up.  He was excited to be home after being on the road for five days.  So to sum it all up, we are tired and glad to be home, but we had a fabulous Christmas and feel so blessed to have been able to spend it with the ones we love the most.

“Yeah, a bath blizzard!”  I hope it works.
Yep, it works.
“AAHHHH, it’s a choo choo tent!”
. . . and a choo choo table.
Nana and Papa Hendricks’ Christmas tree

Another choo choo
Jaxson got a choo choo airbed from Papa and Nana Winter for when he has sleepovers at their house.
Andy is hogging Jaxson’s police car.
Brady’s snuggle time with Grandma
Of course the wrapping paper is more fun to play with.
Snuggle time with Papa.
Opening presents sure is tiring.
Another choo choo
“I wish Brady would quit crying.”
Jaxson’s buddy, Laura.
Our goofball headed to the next Christmas.
Cow racing with the Wii.
Working on a new puzzle.
It’s time to do a little fishing.
It’s not Christmas without a little snuggle by the fireplace.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brandy McArtor
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 03:45:29

    Wow-look at all that train gear!! I know where I am sending Josiah when he wants to play trains!! Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! See you Thursday.


  2. Brandy Case Haub
    Jan 03, 2009 @ 02:51:27

    Woo hoo, what a great train set! Jack will definitely be wanting to try that one out 😉 And is it me, or does the kid on the box of the ride-on Thomas look like Jaxson??!! It was meant to be, I guess…. Looks like a fun holiday. We’ll have to get the boys together soon to play! Will Jaxson be at the Kids Room on Monday? Jack will be there Monday and Tuesday this coming week.


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