Monday, December 31, 2012

Jump Start Christmas Program


Earlier this month, Landon had his very first school Christmas Program, and I have to say there is a bit of a funny story that goes along with it.

As usual in the morning, I picked out the boys clothes, got Asher dressed and Landon got himself dressed.  When it was time to head out the door, I reminded Landon to wear his nice gray shoes.  I proceeded to get Asher all bundled up and loaded in the car.  After dropping Asher off at daycare, we headed off to the before school program.  Landon got out of the car and I about fell over.  He was wearing his electric blue Adidas tennis shoes.  I asked Landon why he was wearing those shoes and where were his gray shoes.  He said that he liked his blue shoes better and he left the gray ones at home.  I debated about turning around to get his shoes, but I needed to get to work.  Thankfully, he was in the back row, and no one saw his shoes!


I didn't know what to expect out of Landon.  He has come along way this year, and has come out of his shell, so to speak.  But would he sing?  Would he cry?  Would he hide?  He did super awesome and sang his little heart out.  I even got a few waves!

Hope you enjoyed the photos, below are a couple videos you might enjoy as well, ;)
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012 Highlights

4 days, 3 Christmas', 2 spoiled  well loved children, 1 extremely blessed family.  Here are the highlights from Christmas this year.  Merry Christmas from the Merrill's!




















Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve

 
I've got just a couple hours of down time before the festivities begin, so I thought I would share our Christmas card photo as well as some out takes!  Merry Christmas!






Thursday, December 20, 2012

{Snow Day}

It was a pretty grim forecast. Blizzard warnings have been posted for about 48 hours.  Along with the 9-12 inches of snow, they were also predicting winds of 40-50 miles an hour.  Below are some of the actual gusts we seen.
Here is a 24 hour time lapse.  The photo on the left was taken at 4 pm on Wednesday.  The photo on the right was taken at 4 pm on Thursday.
In the end, we ended up with a snow day and here are a few of our highlights...







Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas in Calmar

A few weeks ago, we headed up to Calmar for Christmas in Calmar.  One of our first stops was to see the Mr. and Mrs.'  As you can see, it didn't go so great.  I've only spent the last few months telling Landon not to talk to strangers.  Now, I attempt to put him on this strange guys lap and make him tell him what he wants for Christmas?  Both boys said in a not so subtle manner, that wasn't going to happen!
Kudos to my Dad and everyone else in Calmar who put in a lot of hard work, Christmas in Calmar was a huge success.  By the time we got to Bop (Asher's name for Grandpa), they were already out of Chicken Noodle soup.
There were so many fun things going on that we really only got to experience half of them.  Nevertheless, the boys had a great time after we got a way from the big guy in the red suit.