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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ the Lord.

Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Friday morning I awoke at 6:30am to Gammy saying, "Becky! I think the boys are moving around upstairs!" I jumped out of bed & started preparing the cameras. Every year we have had to wake the boys up but I had my suspicions this year that they would be coming down on their own. About 15 minutes later I realized that she must have been mistaken andd started preparing the Monkey Bread, it's a tradition that we have Monkey Bread on every major holiday & for Dallon's birthday parties. ( I'll post the recipe at the bottom.) Finally, at 7:30 the boys came down, sleepy eyed.

The cookies had been eaten & the milk was gone too! Each boy had a gift waiting from Santa! Roman got the Pokemon trading cards he asked Santa for! And surprisingly enough, he knew which ones to get, even though Roman didn't tell him!Dallon got the potion maker he asked Santa for! (Whew!! Glad he knew where to get one of those!)

Rocco wasn't sure what he wanted but Santa brought him a Storm Shadow (GI Joe) costume because he just knew he would love it!

Roman & Dallon received air pellet machine gun/pistol sets from us as their 'big' gifts. First they opened the safety goggles, then the BBs, very confused at this point. Then they understood it all when they opened the gun sets. Here is a picture of Roman wearing the goggles & Dallon looking at him like he's wondering what 'they do'. (Rocco's opening his Bendaroos.)

In this one they're wondering why they got BBs.

Then finally!

Rocco received a bike from us as his 'big' gift.The boys gave Daddy Gator shirts. We got a GREAT deal at JC Penney the day before! Two for $9.99! Thanks to my $10 off $10 purchase coupon. And who can resist taking a picture of these cuties? (Dallon's piglets)

Daddy bought Rocco a real tool set because he is Daddy's little helper! (We removed the razor knife.)

Dallon using his new Disney Flix Camera/Movie Maker.

The rest of the day we lounged around in our new PJs. (Gammy bought some for me.) Most of our family is far away so we relax, no running around for us. No make up, no hair fixing, etc. We did cook prime rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, croissants & apple pie. YUMMY!!!

Mirandos' Monkey Bread 2 cans of your favorite biscuits (I use Pillsbury Butter Flaky Grands) 2 sticks butter melted in a bowl 1c sugar with cinnamon powder stirred in until brown **Optional - 1/2c pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 350, grease a bundt pan Cut biscuits in fourths. Dredge biscuits through butter then coat liberally in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place pieces in bundt pan until all pieces are coated. Bake 35-45 minutes depending on your oven. When done the bread will be risen & darkened on the top. **If using nuts dredge them through the butter then place 1/4c in pan before bread then again midway through. Carefully turn out on to a cake plate & serve right away with milk.


  1. looks like yall had a great Christmas!! loved seeing the pics!

  2. looks like u guys had so muich fun! cant wait to do this with my own children!!