On Saturday morning, after packing and packing and packing some more, we finally headed out to Sioux City for our Christmas with Aaron's side of the family. The roads weren't too terrible and we made good time.
We ended up having to finish up some shopping on Sunday and just hung out and relaxed. We played the game Beat the Parents on Sunday night. Have you heard of this? I hadn't, but it was pretty fun and Jenna and Brody even got to play.
On Monday morning I met my college friend, Kristin, at Caribou Coffee. First, I adore Caribou and always make a point to get a coffee there when I'm in Sioux City. Second, Kristin and I hadn't seen each other for FIVE years! Two hours later, I think we were pretty well caught up. :)
We have definite traditions at the Burdorfs. Christmas Eve we go to church and when we get home, we take family pictures! It's a must. Here is the best of the bunch...
Jenna and I took a "girls picture" before church. We tried to do a picture of the boys, but Bowen wasn't having it. And, don't be afraid friends, your eyes aren't deceiving you. That is me. In a dress. I think it's the first time I've worn one for Christmas since about...1999...haha!
And, guess who found my empty beer bottle? Yep, Mr. Bowen...
Having boys = trucks
Photo bombed by Blake!
Bowen liked Cousin Addy's sparkly boots
Addy was a lean, mean winning machine!
Here they were watching a little 'Home Alone,' on Christmas night.
And, then it got interrupted by a flying Blake...
And a daddy versus three boys wrestle fest.
Here is our Christmas 2012 family photo. We hope your Christmas was just as merry as ours!