Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Hansen Family Christmas Story

Now that I've let a few weeks lapse before sharing our Christmas stories, I'll just have to hit some of the highlights. On Christmas Eve morning, we all went and saw Tangled (which I highly recommend; I laughed, I may even have teared up a bit). I love to see that Disney is returning to their winning musical ways. :)

The fun continued with a sibling photo-shoot in the afternoon. We had realized that with no adorable babies and children around, we hadn't even taken out a camera, so we tried to rectify the situation:

Our photo-shoot even included an exotic, outside location! Our lovely backyard and trampoline made a nice backdrop:

It took a few tries but we got some good ones!

Christmas Eve was great as usual with some of the now traditional favorite festivities of watching Meet Me in St. Louis, opening our new pajamas, and having an egg nog toast before bed.

Christmas day was awesome as well. Grandma and Grandpa Larson flew in for the occasion and we had fun opening presents and spending time together. I think this year was probably a record as far as drawing out the Christmas morning anticipation. It was 1 or 1:30pm by the time we started opening presents! It was truly a great day. And Natalie and I were completely floored by a pretty exciting surprise gift. We each got an iPod touch!

The rest of the break flew by all too quickly but we did lots of fun things: played games, watched movies (ate genuine movie popcorn and other wonderful food), rung in the New Year with a Martinelli's toast, and even went bowling. Such a relaxing and rejuvenating time. I enjoyed myself immensely. (To see more pictorial evidence of said enjoyment see

Now it's back to school and back to work! Happy 2011, everyone! (A little late, I know; but hey, there is much left of 2011 and much to be happy about, so I think it's merited, yeah?)


  1. Reading this just made me so happy! Christmas break was really so much fun. It was definitely unique, but in a good way! I keep going back and looking at all the pictures we took, that was sure fun. I love you!

  2. We are so very grateful that you could come for Christmas and New Year's Day! We made such wonderful memories and you have such a fun way of writing about them!

  3. I'm not sure how I missed this when you posted it. Sometimes my blog list doesn't update! :(

    Anyway, I missed you guys so much this Christmas! I wish I could have been there, too! I love all the pictures.