Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I have a hard time picking pictures but here are a few from Christmas Eve!

Brooks and Papa

Barrett enjoying the peppermint intended for the gingerbread house.

The boys ate candy while we made the house

My sweet Aunt Rosie spent the evening and day with us. Aunt Rosie is my mom's mother's sister. We are so thankful for her. She's a great grandmother to our boys on my side of our family.

Papa reading the Christmas story (very quickly). Doesn't appear that way but the need was there!

Brooks' job was to put Baby Jesus in all the nativities.

Delicious cookies for SANTA

Quick run outside to leave food for the reindeer. Brooks thought they would like dog food. So Rudy enjoyed Purina and carrots!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Visit with Santa

Christmas Eve morning we got up and out of the house to wait in line to visit Santa. The wait was well worth it. Willowbend Mall in Plano had an amazing Polar Express set and theme that went along with Santa Pictures. The boys loved it! Our pictures are little predictable...Barrett is a wreck and Brooks was concerned but also amazed to see the "real" Santa.

Christmas "Take One"

Of course we celebrated Christmas with "Tatty" (Nick's mom), plus all of our extended family in Houston as well. The boys had so much fun.

Nana and Boppa

Aunt Mouse and some of the Krause Crew

New toys...

Making breakfast and making snow with Tatty

Dinos and GeoTrax

FunStripes with Tatty

Friday, December 26, 2008

Lunch with Friends

Also while we were in Houston we got the chance to get together with some of our best friends for lunch. What a great Christmas treat for us. We miss everyone so much...we even miss the chaos of trying to eat dinner with 12 adults and 13 kids!