Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We had a WONDERFUL Christmas celebration (well, we had many), and we want to thank everyone and wish you a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

-The Beach Family

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Christmas night Nannie had her family over, and we had so much fun playing with Daddy’s cousins. We even worked together to build up our Mindcraft boards!

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Emily got a fun guitar lesson from cousin Bobby!

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There was so much great food, but even better desserts!

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The day after Christmas was filled with playing a lot of family games and checking out our loot. We loved playing cards together!

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Sorry Grandpa… you will never win Spit against Daddy… no matter how hard you try!

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Since Emily’s new years resolution is to wipe herself ALL the time, it was time for Nannie to pull out the “Jelly on the plate” wiping lesson that Daddy & Aunt Bridget said they got when they were kids…

First you get the right amount of paper and wrap it around your hand, instead of balling it up…

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The a little jelly goes on the plate… (You can guess what that represents…)

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Look what happens when you just mess it all around…

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EEWWW!

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When you do it the right way, it’s nice and clean!

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I have to do WHAT?!?!?!? Forget it…

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When our cousin Liam arrived, we gave him all his gifts, and while he loved Grandpa’s train, I think he loved his train tunnel from Ben the best…

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Abby and Emily got princess tattoos from Daddy’s cousin, Patty on Christmas, so we all sported our tattoos together with Uncle Kevin!

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When we finally made it home with the car packed to the top, Ben LOVED learning to ride his Thomas bike. He has some more learning to do, he LOVES it!

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Santa Came!

Santa found us at Nannie’s house this year! We even let the grown-ups sleep past 7am before opening presents!

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Ben wasn’t quite ready to get up after our late night out the night before, so he was a bit grumpy when present opening started…

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But his first stocking stuffer brought him right around…

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Emily wasn’t too thrilled when her first stocking stuffer was HOMEWORK!

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But a few books she liked and some floating princesses changed her spirits around!

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Abby always loved her toothbrush Smile

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Everyone couldn’t wait for Ben to open his real, live chocolate Thomas eggs! He watches these You Tube videos all the time, and he finally got his very own chocolate eggs with a little toy train inside!

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Our little chef loved her own wisk and spatula!

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She was even more excited to see her Santa gift…

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Her very own Master Chef coat with her name on it!

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She even got her own kid-sized oven mitts and a REAL knife set for kids! Get ready for some creative cooking happening in our house!

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Emily’s Santa gift was shipped from the North Pole directly!

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Emily has been asking for a bird, and while we don’t think this is what she had in mind, it was a hit!

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Santa brought everyone their own suitcase! Now there was somewhere for Mommy to keep everyone’s stuff!

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Nannie & Grandpa got us our very own barware for when we play at their bar! We love them, and Mommy loves that they have to stay there!

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Ben got a second train set, but will be thrilled to have one to play with at Nannie & Grandpa’s house now!

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Emily asked for one thing from her catalog searches, and Nannie came through!

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Abby’s one catalog item wish was fulfilled too! Thanks Nannie & Grandpa!

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She also got an awesome cutting board to go with all of her cooking stuff!

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Ben played for HOURS with Nannie & Grandpa’s gift! It was a BIG hit!

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The nerf guns were fun too!

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Daddy even got one on Grandpa’s light… That won’t be coming down anytime soon!

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What a wonderful, but exhausting Christmas morning!

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Abby’s getting great at learning Mommy’s camera, and got a good picture of their Christmas morning shirts!

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Ben found one Santa that he likes, and thanked him for all the awesome gifts! I supposed a Santa that is smaller than you is just not that threatening!

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