Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas and New Years

Christmas '09!

We did a lot of fun things this Christmas season. One thing that was pretty awesome was our ward EQ party. They drove around in a truck with a big trailer on the back that was decorated with tons of Christmas lights and picked up families and we got to sit in the back of the trailer with Christmas music blasting and drive through the neighborhood - like the Polar Express. It was fun!

Santa came to the family Christmas party, and Lance LOVED him! It was cute. The whole month of December every time the door rang and we got a neighbor gift, Lance would say "the ELF is coming!" After he met Santa at this party, he would sit and look out the window several times a day looking for Santa, it was so cute!

We had our Taggart family party on the 22nd with just the adults, and as always it was a blast!

Christmas Eve at my mom and dad's house was delightful!

I love Tallie's little belly!!!

Spence and Tallie got new hats for Christmas!

Now for the two best Christmas gifts:

Spence stuffed my stocking with these babies - 20 of them! I LOVE Blistex. I keep begging him to go after Blistex for a client, so I could get unlimited chapstick! I love the fact that he hand wrapped all of them, what a cutie!

And I think this gift wins the prize as the all time best. I admit it - I've become a bit of a germaphobe! So, my mom got Tallie a stocking, and this baby basically took up the whole thing, it was so funny!!! A Tallie life size bottle of hand sanitizer, I love it!

Me and my Goose!

Me and my lovie!

And finally to New Years. We went out to Spencer's sister's house and had a blast playing games. Lance and his cousins played all night and stayed up to midnight, no problem, no melt downs, nothing. Then at midnight, he banged pots and pans and watched the fireworks outside.

Happy 2010!!! We are looking forward to an incredible year!


Rachel said...

Tallie girl is getting so big and just darling! I love the life sized hand sanitizer bottle. So funny! Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas/New Year. I am so jealous that you guys are so close to all your family. I can't even imagine what that would be like. Oh well, maybe someday. Your babes are too cute!

Kristin said...

You guys have such a beautiful family! Fisher has the same pj's has Lance!! We need to have a pajama party!! xoxo

Erika Hanks said...

So cute! I love that Spence wrapped all those Blistex's! That is time consuming!!!

Lindsay said...

How fun! Such great pictures! I especially love the ones at the end of you and Lance and you and Spence. So dang cute! Can't wait to hang out on Friday!

Sam and Jess said...

I didn't know you were a germaphobe. ha ha. That's a honkin' bottle of hand san...should last a while, huh? Your hair looks beautiful in the pictures. I am bummed we didn't spend more time together of the holidays, but things just get so dang busy. So, I think we are finally germ-free at our house (for a minute anyways) we should get together.

k.k. chamberlain said...

Adorable pictures! You look so great and Tallie is delicious! I could just eat her up!!

Abi said...

What is that hat for Spence? And that is really awesome he wrapped all those chapsticks! I love your cute little arms. You are darling. Happy New Year!

Josh, Abbie and Tienna said...

I can't believe how big your kiddos are getting - they're so adorable! Spence is so thoughtful with all those chapsticks ... :) We miss having you guys around!

Sean, Siri, Addie and Connor said...

Katie- I love it! We miss you guys so much! It is so fun to see what you guys are up to. I told Sean that I used to bang pots and pans at New Years. He told me I was weird. I am happy to hear you did too.

Jake and Linzey Jordison said...

Looks like you guys had a fun Christmas. Thanks for giving me your friend, Sally her blog so I could get some cute bows.

Criscell said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like you guys had a great Christmas. Tallie is SO adorable and Lance is such a stud.