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January 9, 2011

christmas 2010

Filed under: family, holidays — Jana @ 3:08 pm

I took Carmen to see santa, and she asked for a talking jessie doll.  When he asked if she wanted anything else, she said “no, just a jessie doll.”  Cute girl.
We drove to Utah for Christmas.  Moseley puked, and then we blew out our tire on a pot hole going 70, it was pouring rain.  Fun.  It was eventful to say the least.  After we got our tire and rim replaced (since both were broken), we were able to settle into the trip.

On Christmas eve we had dinner at my Mom’s house.  Turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole… so yummy.

Then we had a family talent show, and opened our christmas eve pajamas. The boys got batman, and Carmen got Little mermaid.

Oh and don’t think for a second that me and my sister got left out.  My mom got us some tweetie bird footie pjs.  Classic.

(I don’t think Lee’s ever wanted me more) :)

The big boys didn’t get pjs, so she got them remote control helicopters which they were practically giddy about.

My grandparents joined us for the festivities… This was the first time we’d seen them since their mission.  They even got to meet Moseley for the first time.

On Christmas morning, I was more excited than my kids were, and Carmen slept in forever!  Which I would have loved if Moseley hadn’t woken me up at 7.  Finally everyone was awake and we went to see that santa had come.

I’m not sure what’s happening here… I think she fainted from being too overwhelmed by presents.  Santa did go a little overboard this year, and I don’t think that will be happening again next year.

She did, in fact, get her Jessie doll.  And she says “Yee-haw!” and everything.


Later that night we had our traditional christmas dinner.  Mexican food  and orange Julius!  Sounds like a weird traditional dinner, I know… but it’s delicious and wouldn’t be christmas for us without it.

The kids put on the christmas nativity.  Carmen was an angel.

My Grandparents recently got home from their mission in palmyra new york where they worked as care takers in the sacred grove and surrounding areas.  My grandpa is an amazing wood worker, and was commissioned to make benches for the all around the Joseph Smith historical sites.  He also made rolling pins during that time for all of the granddaughters, out of wood from The Hill Cumorah.  He said we can have them as long as we use them to make pies for our husbands with them.  That shouldn’t be a problem for me. :)  Here is mine:

It is made out of butternut. It’s rad.  I am so glad I get to have something that my grandpa made, he is so talented.



  1. that rolling pin!! such a cool keepsake. and useful too! love all the wacky pajammies

    Comment by Tami — January 9, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

  2. That is really rad.

    Comment by Wendy — January 9, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

  3. Sweet rolling pin! What a special gift!

    Comment by (me)linda — January 9, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

  4. Unfortunately, you can’t see the enormous feet on the tweety bird footie pajamas. :) Love the baby bird picture of Moseley eating and the crashed picture of Carmen. :) I’m glad the guys liked their helicopters.

    Love You.

    Comment by UtahGrandma — January 9, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

  5. Loved Carmie’s Jesse doll. What girl wouldn’t love it. I still think I want one, just for me!!
    The rolling pin is completely AWESOME!! What a treasure to have a hand-made item from your Grandfather. And it’s totally rad to boot. I love it. How fun to be able to remember him every time you roll out pies. Priceless.

    Comment by Gwenny — January 9, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

  6. That is the prettiest rolling pin ever. And I feel like I’m looking into the future when I look at that picture of your grandma. You really look like her (lucky)!

    Comment by littleredwren — January 9, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

  7. jana, your g-parents served their mission where i am from. that is my old stomping grounds. so cool! i love the rolling pin… you are lucky!

    Comment by debbie — January 10, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

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