Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

Hey Everybody!

I hope you had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you!  We had a lovely, lovely couple of days and I have 5.6 pounds to show for it.

This Christmas was bittersweet for us because yesterday iKeith's Mom, Dad and Brother Andrew moved to California.  They are going to be helping iKeith's Uncle with his HandR Block businesses.  We miss them already and can't believe our free babysitter is gone.

Christmas Eve was spent at Rob's house and we had our Weiss tradition of sandwiches and Shrimp Cocktail.  And there was a Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake.  YUM! (There's at least one pound) The kids were very excited to open presents even though there was a wrapping paper mix up and they kept opening each other's presents.  It ended up being pretty funny!

Christmas Day we had everyone (including our new adopted Brother Josh*) over for Christmas Dinner. Keith smoked a Prime Rib and made dirty rice (2 pounds) with Elk Italian Sausage that we found in a little meat store in Old Town Arvada.  I made Yorkshire Pudding and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts! Our Cakes...a decapitated Snowman and a Yule Log (pound and a half) came from an adorable little bakery. Click HERE to read about the awesome food stores we visited.

Have I mentioned that it's been 50 degrees here?  We had a brown Christmas.  I'm surprised how much I missed the snow and the kids seemed to miss it too.

Here is a little video that I put together of our month of celebrating!  Vincent and Poe have gone home with Santa and now I'm ready to get rid of our dead tree and get everything back to normal.

This video has a censored part because my darling husband came out to the living room while still putting on his robe....and I was filming. I hope you liked the music that I selected for this part of the video.

*Josh is Andrew's friend that doesn't have any family and his girlfriend just left him. He became a part of the family while we were in Utah...he's kind of like Bizarro Keith.


  1. So glad you had a great Christmas!

  2. That is priceless! I want to learn how to make one!

    I love when Alex says that Christmas Spirit is in the box and little Mallory's attitude was hysterical, but she redeemed herself with her "its the best Christmas Eveah!" comment.

    I love it Connie!

  3. The kids were awesome this year! Will cherish this Christmas for sure!

    I make my videos with iMovie.

  4. I loved this! I echo Shawn's comment about those moments in the video. I have to tell you though, that my favorite part was when M ran on tip-toe to get dad (and his robe) on Christmas morning. Too cute!

  5. "We had a brown Christmas" - that made me laugh for some reason!

    What a cute video... I had never heard that song "We are santa's elves" - what a fun song!!!!!

  6. I purposely won't get on a scale because I'm sure I am right there with you being up 5+ pounds! All I know, is my jeans are too tight!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how he thought Christmas Spirit was in the box. That is priceless and precious.

  7. What a great Christmas you had. Love the video. :)

  8. What a fabulous video! I love when the elves got into iKeith's nutsack.
    I need to get a Santa key...the Elf on the Shelf was a huge hit so I bet the key would be awesome too.

  9. OHmygosh. M is so cute. Those faces she makes are a hoot! I love the vids and pics! I'm glad you had a great Christmas!

  10. Looks like a great Christmas! I have imovie too but I'm still figuring it out but you look like you have it mastered!

  11. That video is hilarious! What was M upset about at the end?

  12. I have loved all of your adventures leading up to Christmas and then this post was just the best. The video was a perfect climax to it all. Mallory's face was perfect as was the two comments about the Christmas spirit being in the box (my heart melted) and this being the best Christmas ever!
    You are definitely doing something right!!
    Wishing your family the best new year EVER!!


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