december part 2: Winter Break

Feb 19, 2020
We flew to Texas for Christmas.  



It wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be to travel with 4 kids and lots of luggage the week of Christmas.   It was a long, but manageable day.  

Luckily, we've got this flying thing down. and Renting a mini van and beach house made things much less chaotic.  

The kids top, number one, thing they wanted to do when we got to Lake Jackson was go to Chuck E. Cheese.  


They have been sad since ours closed a few years ago and this filled the holes in their hearts.  

My top, number 1 thing, to do was hang out at the beach.  

Not a bad way to spend Christmas Eve and get out some energy.  



Crew was the only kid that wanted to build a Sandman with me.  

And we were the only people on the beach that actually went in the water, pretty sure everyone else was locals.  : ) 

I could of spent days just like this, but sadly we just got the one day.  

Luckily, Paul and I did get a few beach walks in during the week.  

- Christmas Eve at the beach house.  
Everyone was very impressed with my christmas tree and our house decor even added a nice finishing touch to the tree.  

Got my Christmas Eve tree and stocking pictures, like always.  






Ruby also lost a tooth Christmas Eve, which just added to the excitement of it all.  


- Christmas Morning!! 

Waiting on the deck cheering Opa on as he climbed the million stairs up to the beach house.  


I didn't take many pictures this year.  But, we nailed it in the present department.  Every kid was happy, grateful, and had a toy to play with.  



then it was onto Paul's parents house, where the cousins finally came into town!! 


This is it, the only picture I took Christmas Day.  But believe me, it was awesome, kids loved being with all The Navasards, and it was very magical.  


We spent the rest of the week eating good food and hanging out family.  



Brooklyn proved to be the best toy there was.  



Some of our favorite food:


Asels, where Crew ordered a donut burger.  

So much Shipley's, but yet not enough. 
Got takeout from El Torro.  




We spent the day after Christmas at Keema Boardwalk. 



Another day visiting the museums in Lake Jackson.  


Then we did family pictures before we had to head up the airport hotel in Houston. 


Kids said it was their best Christmas Ever!  


After a very delayed flight home, we picked up Fang with 20 min to spare.  

Fang was crying, kids were screaming.  it was quite the reunion.  

And here's Fang's report card. :)  


Kids were also happy that Santa stopped by our house and filled up Fang's stocking.  Proved to the younger 3 that Santa is for sure real. 




We then had a perfect, mellow, New Years Eve with the Rensinks.



There was Soda Pong. 



Club Navasard.



Games.



Just an overall goodtime where kids were asleep by 10:30.



And then we spent the rest of break being lazy and playing in the snow. 


Typical Utah kids:  the moment the sidewalks and roads are semi clear they are back to bike riding, scootering, and playing basketball.  


Paul brought out the water balloon launcher to aid in the neighbor kid snowball fight.  




Not a bad Winter Break.  



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December Part 2

Feb 20, 2019
Christmas Break was amazing and relaxing and very lazy.  

Our first Christmas Miracle happened when all kids wore the clothes I picked out for them and then smiled for this picture. 



2nd Christmas Miracle was that all kids loved their Christmas Jammies.  My kids are very picky with PJ's and we often have at least one kid pouting about the PJ's I picked out.  



Not this year.  And The kids maybe changed out of their Onesie PJ's 3 times total all of break. That is Christmas Break perfection right there. 



Christmas Eve was another late night, but well worth the effort.  




Patiently waiting for us to say "go" at 6:30 am Christmas morning.  







Santa brought Pop-A-Shot





We all had sore arms from playing so much.  



Ruby asked Santa for makeup and jewelry.  She was quite pleased with her haul.  



Miles is hard to please, but totally worth it when you actually figure out what this kids wants.  


The rest of the morning was spent playing with toys, shooting baskets, and playing video games.  


The Rensinks came over for dinner Christmas Day.  It might of been the most relaxing Christmas ever. 

The only pics I got was playing Holiday Soda Pong.  

To recover from the festivities we went on a hike the next morning. 



Perfection.  

Tajen came over for a late night.  And shocker, Macey wanted to play soda pong. 


More proof my kids pretty much lived in their onesies, unless I was washing then.  



Paul and I did our annual New Year's Eve hike.  



It was beautiful.  


We had the O'Neal's over for New Years Eve.  

and surprise...We played Soda Pong!


Everyone loved it.  

and it's not New Years Eve without a crazy dance party.




Then we had a few more lazy days until school started again!!





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Party Like a Rock Star!

Jan 1, 2009

We had a great New Years Party rocking out to Guitar Hero with a few of our friends. We put up a disco ball, built a riser (decked out with lights) for the drums, bought lots of bottled root beer, provided temporary tattoos, and of course dressed up like the rock stars that we are!!

Here is the evite that we made:


Counter Clockwise: Jenni, Don, Mandi, Kelsey, Trina, Jeff, Paul, and Vanessa

Here you can kinda see the lighting that we had.


We hope every one else had a great New Years too!

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Rach
are you kidding me??? I am beyond jealous.
trina
oh my gosh, i look terrible and fat in that first picture! of course, it's the one that paul blows up on the website. :)
Theresa
Kels! You Rock!
Meredith
That is amazing!

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