Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Today we celebrated Christmas because we are going to Utah on Christmas Day. A couple of days ago we went to see Santa and every kid made sure they told Santa to come on Christmas eve. So last night we got all ready after celebrating Daddy' s birthday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! We started off by opening our Christmas pj's from grandma cooper ( THANKS GRANDMA!!! )and raced to get them on. Then we read our Christmas story and scripture and went to bed. Luckily we were all very tired from staying up over the past couple nights that everyone went straight to bed. Mommy and daddy told us that we weren't allowed to wake anyone else up until 8:00 A.M. which must have been a magic trick because not one of us woke up until Anna and I woke up at 8:00!! So we got started right away tearing open our gifts. The main highlights were: Isaac got a nano chromatic ipod, Anna and i got two adorable life like dolls and a really cool camera, mikela got a beautiful doll as well and TONS of books and heelies, Kate got her very own D.S. and heelies, Esther got a leapfrog D.S. thing and PLENTY of other toys, zoie got twin life like dolls and a fun play dough set, Clara got lots of bright colored toys, and Missy got a brand new winter coat! After all the presents were opened, we went to the nursing home were we did a Christmas program. It turned out to be really fun! We headed home and started the dinner while dad took the older kids to take presents to a family that would need them. A week or so ago we all went to the store and picked out gifts for each kid in the family we chose to give presents to. We wrapped them another night and today we had the privilege to quietly lay them all out on their doorstep, ring the doorbell, and RUN! We wore Santa hats and crept quietly out, laying the presents nicely on the doorstep. Then we got away and Isaac rang the doorbell. We waited by a nearby car to see the reaction. The dad opened the door and excitedly called for his family, but we hurried and got in the car and drove away, with smiles on our faces and love in our hearts. It was SO MUCH FUN! We were thinking the other day about how elves are always happy, its because they are always making gifts and toys for other people! And they are always getting to serve others. We look forward to another great day tomorrow of seeing lots of family! HURRAY! We love you all!Sorry, we got TONS of pictures but i cant get them on right now so i will post them later. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Kari said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!!! I love you guys!!!!! Wish you could have come to our house on Christmas, mabey we will get to see you when you get back from Utah!!!!! Once again, I love you!!!!!!


NelsonFamily said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Hoffmans. Love the kids pictures on the side, they are all growing so much. Glad you found me on facebook, I'm excited to check out your blog now that I have your website again. Love you!!

Kari said...

What a bunch of great blogs! I had so much fun reading tonight! What an amazing Christmas holiday season you've had too. Wish we could have heard Isaac sing! We love you so much and can't wait for a few days with you in Jan.


Heather said...

We are so happy we got to have you here for Christmas! We miss everyone so much!