Merry Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas this year, although it was a bit unusual. Since Cooper and Caden were both sick, it was the first time that we didn’t travel anywhere on Christmas Day. We missed spending time with extended family, but it was nice not having to drive on Christmas and the boys enjoyed playing with their new toys all day.

Cooper was soooooo excited for Christmas this year – he had a very hard time going to sleep Christmas Eve and was up at 4am Christmas morning. Despite all of our talks about waiting for the entire family, he snuck out to see if Santa had come and then ran into our room announcing that he had!

It was fun watching how they each opened their gifts. Cooper would open one and then play with it for a while before opening the next. Caden tore open each one and then played with them all afterwards. It is fun to see their personalities come out in different situations.

Here is a video of Cooper and Caden getting their “first look”:

The rest of the Christmas videos are on YouTube.

Our gallery is now up to date with everything that happened in December:

  • Trip to Novato and Petaluma for Noah’s 1st Birthday
  • Trip to The Flower Farm to pick out a Christmas tree and visit with Santa
  • Gingerbread houses, Christmas goodies and decorating our Christmas tree
  • A visit from Grandpa Ron, Grandma Lisa and Cousin Kiana!
  • The Frenches Christmas Party
  • Christmas Day

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

PS – Congratulations to Molly and Steve on their engagement!


  1. Sam, Kaci, Kiana, and Leland, December 26, 2008:

    Merry Christmas guys! The pictures and videos are soooo cute! We can’t wait until Kiana is at that stage. Shannon, your hair looks so cute! I love it. They boys are getting so big. Sorry, I know Christmas presents are late due to “circumstances.” We’ll get them out as soon as we can. Miss you guys and love you. Hugs and Kisses!

    Sam, Kaci, Kiana, and Leland

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