Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010 has come and gone at the Hansen's! It went by fairly quickly and like each year we enjoyed some of our old traditions, the study of Jesus' birth the weeks leading up, and of course family! We managed to get the flu at our house the day before Christmas Eve and then started a round of nasty colds a few days after, but other than that, it was a very relaxing, enjoyable, and quiet time for us. We quietly rang in 2011 just the four of us playing games, making smoothies, watching movies, and snuggling on our sectional couch. A perfect start to 2011!

 Christmas Eve...before church. It is getting tougher and tougher to get these two to stand still for a picture, much less smile at the same time :)

 Christmas with Papa Jon before church service.

 Jaxon's favorite thing... his own Tigers jersey!
(he hasn't taken it off except to be cleaned!)

 Christmas morning... we opened gifts, had breakfast, watched movies, took naps (yes! 2 naps!), snacked, and laid around. A very lazy and wonderful day for us!!!

 I always make sugar cookies with the kids on Christmas day. I have a great book that tells the story of Jesus through cookies, as well as the importance of giving to others. It has become a fun tradition (and yummy).
 McIntosh Christmas... Austin opened anyone's gifts that would let him. Grandma and grandpa were a sure give in!

 Brody Christmas... Uncle Kyle got the 4 wheeler out and gave super fun sled rides. Austin had no fear and Jaxon went around a bajillion times.

 Sledding with cousins!

 This is a typical scene with Dave's sisters at gatherings... all gathered around where the food is...
...or gathered where the kids are!