The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Our sweet friends, Amanda and Phil, hosted a Redneck Christmas party....hence the camo, bump-it, and overalls! We all brought "gifts" from home to exchange, which was hilarious. 

They even had a cooler of Krystals!

We had a gingerbread house competition...boys vs. girls
We got this idea from some friends who do this every year with their extended family and have the guests at their Christmas party vote on the winner.  Their kids are now teenagers and they get so into it building really elaborate houses and sets. 
The girls and I went with a princess theme.

The boys' theme was "Winter Wonderland."

We each had 1 hour and $10 to spend on the set. Since we aren't having a party this year, there is no winner and it was just our kids.  Which is good because I think the girls would have lost and now I know what we are up against for next year!  Next year we will have a prize and plan it so that our cousins can be here.

Last night Brian finally lost his top tooth.  He's not going to be able to eat if he loses any more! 

We went to a local farm that decorates their land with lights and you drive through.  We put the kids to bed, let them fall asleep, and then woke them up to go.  We do this every year and they just think it's so magical!  Driving home, Todd asked the kids if they will still let him drive them around to see the lights when they are teenagers and Brian said, "No, I'll drive us then because I'm going to have a monster truck ."  Can't wait for that....I'll keep our camo handy!