Saturday, December 28, 2013

The New Adventure... Celiac!

So I got a call this morning from Dr. Maass (who is on vacation...in Florida... on a Saturday). Aiden's blood work came back and he test positive for celiac. So... what else could we do? We made lemonade out of these lemons and went shopping for Gluten Free stuff. Wish us luck! 



 Then we stopped to see some super fun Christmas lights all timed to the Nativity story and music.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

WOW! Aiden got the biggest surprise EVER! When he told Santa to "just surprise me!" he wasn't kidding around! We quickly came up with the name Buddy. This was a little hard throughout the day because we realized that we also call Aiden the name Buddy way more than we thought! 
 Emma was so excited about Buddy and she also got Saige's Hot Air Balloon just like she asked. And we assume that she got "and gifts for kids who don't have anything." :) Sweet girl. Or maybe working on the karma... 
 Happy kiddos and the beginning of the demise of our living room. 
Hints...
 A new bed!! He was so excited!! 
 The new Barbie Dream House!! This girl loves playing Barbie!!
 So... this was all like at 5... Notice the sun is not awake yet. 

 By 6am, we were on out way to Nanny and Papa's house. 
 They were all ready for us! 
 How exciting!! 

 Haha! 5 am was catching up with him. 
 Emma had really wanted a 3DS since Aiden got one last year. She was very excited! 

After opening lots of presents, we had a yummy breakfast too! 
We went home for a little while to rest up before lunch at Grandma and Grandpa's!
 
Bella and Buddy got to play a little too. They are just about the same size. Probably not for long!! They had a great time!
We had such a yummy lunch at Grandma and Grandpa's. And then more presents! They got books by one of my favorite authors, James Patterson. I can't wait to read them. 

Both Buddies were worn out!
It was such a Merry Christmas! We were so thankful for the awesome presents that we got. They were all so thoughtful. 

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from the Evans Family!

2013
2012 (hahaha! The year of crazy haircuts and loose front teeth)
2011 (my favorite!!)
2009 - the year they wouldn't let me take a picture with my camera! 

2006
2005

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve is kind of my family's day, traditionally. So we do things how I used to when I was little. We have Christmas at my Mom's when we wake up (as opposed to pre-dawn!) Matt and they kids were DYING. They could not wait until 9. It was probably the only time we've been early to a family event in the history of ever.

 Dottie wasn't so sure of Brinkley!
 We had a YUMMY breakfast. Aiden's favorite... pancakes and bacon!
My mom got me these signs that I LOVE! They were painted by Misty Collins at Gravel Road Art. She is a genius! 
 And it wouldn't be Christmas if there wasn't a crash and some shenanigans on the Dicken's Village. I'm not sure how that happens!

  




 The beard... Good grief.
 Yay for Bey Blades

 Uh, BB guns!
 Thank you Nana for all of the special gifts! I loved my signs so much! And oh my gosh... the quilt! <3 a="" aiden="" and="" baby="" become="" been="" bey="" blade="" emma="" everything="" good="" has="" her="" his="" love="" loves="" matt="" much="" number="" on="" pillow="" pooping="" pro="" sleep="" sleeping="" so="" special="" we="">
When we got home, we had to finish up Christmas candy. Then, we headed to Kellie's for Karnes Family Christmas Eve!
 With all of our kiddos with a flare towards the dramatic side, we decided it was time to bring back the Karnes Family Christmas Play. We went with the classics... the Nativity. Because... Happy Birthday, Jesus!!  Teagan was not loving her swaddling clothes! 

 We had some CRAZY dirty Santa going on! 
 Teagan!! 
 Karnes siblings in their Polos. ;)
 Then Mom passed out her extra special present! She made quilts out of my Nana's shirts. It was so, so special and gave them to Kellie, John, and Gary. It was so very special. The quilt just looked clean and crisp like my Nana always did.
 We were tracking Santa all night and when he got to North America, we thought we better get home and to bed. Quick!
 Hurry, dump the reindeer food!