Friday, December 31, 2010

The Christmas Report 2010

The last few weeks have been a blur of cooking, shopping, wrapping, sledding, and hanging out together as a family. Here are some highlights of the Howerton Family Christmas.

Duzi's first time tubing in the snow. He was not used to wearing so many big clothes so spent most of the day in the tube making us pull him everywhere, earning the title, "Snow Slug."

Sledding and snowball fights on private property. We got kicked off this hill 30 seconds after this photo was taken. Notice Mike in the background, trying to get one more run in before the Sheriff could stop him. 

Caleb's going through a huge Harry Potter phase.  Also a huge frat boy phase.

Mike and I bought the same Children's book for each other - the longer we're married, the more we're morphing into the same person.

Alex kickin' it in her new peace hat. 

Christmas morning - Duzi was slightly excited. Honestly, we should have just given him this car and called it good.  The other presents really didn't matter much to him after this. He was in little boy heaven.

Kids slept together in the playroom on Christmas Eve. Only took 1.5 hours for them to fall asleep. Listening to them laugh together has been my favorite part about Christmas.

Our Christmas Eve culinary experience with good friends. We've been sucked in to the Hamer family tradition. I spent a significant amount of time regretting this decision -  in the form of upchucking well into the night.

Alex is so OVER her brothers.

Alex's marshmallow fondant sugar cookies

Duzi the pastry chef

Caleb's had a few too many Christmas cookies.

Duzi's 6th Birthday was in mid-December. Only three kids got hurt.

Happy New Year!


  1. i love everything about this post.


  2. Great pictures Jodie. Thanks for sharing them. I love you guys so much! Stay warm!


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