Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cabin - Day 1

We headed up to the cabin with the Ericsons for New Years weekend. Josh and Steve went up a few days early to shovel the snow, get the snowmobiles running, and turn on the heat to the cabin. It was so much easier to go up there with everything already ready. We got there about 30 min after Michael and Natalie, which was nice to be able to have help hauling all our stuff. Unfortunately, the water that we were planning to have turned on was frozen, so we were having to haul buckets from outside. Not the end of the world, but an inconvenience we weren't planning on. It still took a while for the cabin to finish warming up, but the kids didn't waste any time getting out the toys and starting to play! 

We played all day and enjoyed the evening. We got all the kids settled down for the night and were deciding what games to play for New Years Eve. At about 9:45 Josh was talking to his boss, Chad, that has a cabin on the other side of the mountain. He said their power went off! We felt super bad for them but lucky ours was still on. Well...40 minutes later our power went out. Ugh. Chad had told us that they called the power company and they said it would be 2am before they could get someone out. So we knew it was going to be a while. We found a bunch of candles and got the fires going to try and heat the cabin. Most of the cabin stayed pretty warm, but unfortunately the room Britney was in was freezing cold and didn't get any warmth from the fire. I tried and tried to get her to fall back asleep, but without heat and my trusty blow dryer to create white noise I couldn't get her to sleep. Finally at 3:09am the power came back on so I was quickly able to get Britney's room warm, ironically, using the heat from the blow dryer while it was also her white noise. I quickly checked the whole cabin and turned off all the lights that were left on and headed for bed around 3:30. What a night!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Brewer Family Christmas Party

What a busy day! After the Pendleton party we headed home so the girls could nap. Then we headed over to my parent's church for our immediate family party. We had SO much fun! The kids ran around and played while we waited for dinner. My mom had Josh order dinner from the Pizza Factory so he went and picked it up. It was SO yummy! After dinner we exchanged gifts, then got ready for nerf wars!!! We ended up playing capture the flag for 2 hrs! It was finally time to head home so we cleaned up and headed out. My mom had given all the girls dolls with the matching pjs so it was so cute to see them all dressed the same.

Pendleton Christmas Party

The morning after Christmas we got together with my mom's side of the family. We did it at a church this year and that turned out to be a lot of fun. We had a yummy breakfast then played Minute to Win it Games. I put the games together and was hesitant that it would turn out. But everyone had a blast!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas!!!

Christmas is always SO fun!!! The kids let us sleep in till after 9, then we finally got up and got everything ready. We said our morning prayer then the kids sat on the stairs and waited for me to get cameras set up. We lined them up and got ready for them to turn around! The kids went nuts opening all their gifts. After they opened everything we got them up, we handed them each a "note" that Santa left them. It said to look under the couch for their Santa gift. They were confused bc they thought they opened everything up, but they found one more gift under there...new iPad minis!!! They each got one and were SO excited! Thanks Santa! 

My parents came over and we enjoyed spending time with them. They got the girls American Girl (generic) dolls, and they loved them. They also gave them matching pjs for them and the dolls. They looked SO cute! They spent all day playing with them. We finally got around to making breakfast, or by that time it was lunch. The girls took a good nap, then all the Ericsons came over for Christmas dinner and gifts. It was fun to spend time with them and enjoy the holiday.