Sorensen’s Christmas 2008

As promised, here is an update on our Christmas Holiday in California with the Sumsions. Warning: tons of photos follow. I’m not kidding, there are a lot. No, seriously.

There was some major Catan playing. Note: I suck now. I was crushed repeatedly.

Christmas Vest ’08. Mom keeps gluing and sewing new glittery additions every year. Don’t be jealous, I’m sure she will make you one too.

Christmas Caroling, complete with festive holiday hats, courtesy of Mrs. Francie Parr.

Is this a reenactment or the REAL THING? We look so authentic!

Surprise visit from Leigh aka Shepherd #2. And yes, Jazz is wearing a cape and a ski hat.

Ferocious playing of Jazz’s new Guitar Hero World Tour. Note Scott’s intense face and fancy drumming hands. Also, please– check out the coolness of my mother. Really, could she be any more awesome?

And then there is Madilyn. Madi was born in May to my brother Scott and his wife JaNae and she is the happiest baby I have ever seen. She also consistently came out #1 in the cutest outfit competition.

I mean, cmon? Don’t you want to just get out some BBQ sauce to dip her cheeks in?

Baby and Grandpa

She is obsessed with her tongue. Ok, I promise I’m almost done with the baby pictures but I can’t help it. I swear I took 100 photos of just this little child.

Santa Outfit! On Christmas! By the Christmas tree! Hey fluffs.

Jazz is cute. Jazz holding a baby is IRRESISTIBLE.

Me and Sabrina aka Zeus

Morgan and BEARDY JAZZ. I pleaded and begged for the beard to stay. So far so good. Isn’t he so incredibly handsome? I know!

And so we return, back to work and laundry and alarm clocks. It was a fantastic first Christmas as a married couple. I gave Jazz a Garmin GPS unit, I think I actually surprised him for once. He bought me a *gasp* grey leather handbag that is so perfect that I sometimes sleep with it under my pillow. He also got me the Wilton Cake Decorating set that was on my wish list. I mentioned before that I was gifted the Nikon D60 by my parents and I can’t thank them enough for this wonderful new camera. A lot of these pictures were taken after I got my new toy and I can really tell a difference in the quality of the pictures.

Most if all I loved spending time with my husband. We were together almost every hour for ten whole days and I am constantly reminded why he is my best friend. He takes such good care of me and fits in to our family so well, I am incredibly lucky to be married to him. I hope every Christmas we have will be as wonderful as the one that we just spent together- full of laughter and children and food and family.

After all, what is more Christmassy than being in love.

7 thoughts on “Sorensen’s Christmas 2008

  1. That was a great post! Madi seriously is a little chunk! Her cheeks are adorable. Finally a baby that put Tanner’s rolls to shame! Love that your mom was playing Rock Band! Your family looks like tons of fun to be around! All of you have flawless skin…I am really jealous! The Christmas vest is hot! Glad that you had an awesome first Christmas as a married couple! It is always fun when you can surprise your husband with something!


  2. So super sweet. Hopefully I will get to meet you soon!


  3. Yes, yes, yes! I’m glad you got the camera. It was a must. And your mother? All I can say is WOW. She really is the direct relative of my father. Yikes!Looks like all is swell with the Sumsions. Is Mo going to marry this guy I keep hearing about? Oh, and when did Cindy get so in style with those sweater vests?


  4. Micci-It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I love the pictures of your family and the last one of you and Jazz is so cute! Congrats on making it through the first Christmas!


  5. The new camera is going to benefit us all. Your blog is rocking even harder than it did pre-Christmas!


  6. i am seriously digging the vest.


  7. Sounds like you guys had so much fun!! We are jealous. We didnt get a spare moment together THE WHOLE HOLIDAY! ha ha! You guys are so cute! and yes… that baby is adorable!


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