More Christmas

All the snow has melted so we better get this last X-mas post done.

Here we are at the Dunphy X-mas. The highlights were neck warmers and lottery tickets.

At our house we had stockings from Santa - only a week or so late!

I think Violet was trying to hide from her presents

Lastly we had the Brodd Christmas out at the cabin.  I had to use my cell to take pictures and all of them came out blurry except this one!

I think Adam may be the world's okayest husband and father as well!

Fall Celbration!

File this one under "we thought it was posted, but was stuck in draft"...

Fall Celbration 2014 finally had weather we could all enjoy.  Festivities were moved back outside (instead of the garage and basement for the past couple years) and all were in great spirits!

Of course, we had the pinata again this year...  I think this is the most kids ever to take a whack at it.

From the younger kids...

To the older kids...

While we didn't capture the kill shot, I think we may need to have two pinatas next year.  One for the younger kids and one for the older kids...  Maybe some tape reinforcement on the later!

As the sun started to fall, the campfire got some attention and even roasted some marshmallows (we think!). 

The good news is we posted Fall Celbration 2014 before the actual Fall Celbration 2015!

Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning

Catching up on the rest of the Christmas posts. 

Our traditional Christmas Eve includes homemade pizza and opening our family presents.  The girls were so exited to open their presents and did a great job in taking time to smile as well!

Big sister even snuck in a smooch!

Following bath, the girls dressed up in their new jammies and posed with their loot

While they were excited, the girls prepped for Santa's visit and when to bed.  The next morning they rushed downstairs to check what Santa left in their stockings and their one Santa present.  The girls were happy to see Santa delivered their wish of a "dog in a cage" - i.e. a small stuffed dog in a plastic kennel.

Another great Christmas...  Two happy girls

Yahh for SNOW!!!

After the early snow this year, it seemed like we were going to be in for a long winter.  However, with the increased temps and even rain showers, our December was looking for like April.  Luckily for us, the Minnesota winter is back, and just in time!

After we got some more snow, the girls were able to spend some time outside playing in the fluffy white stuff.

At first it was riding down the slide...

but then we needed some more action and each ride was coupled with a shovel full of snow!

While we did manage to play out in the snow a few days, the brutal cold is now among us and we are stuck inside until the temp gets back up above zero.  Gotta love the winter!

Some Christmas Cheer!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!


Jingle Bells

Christmas Tree 2014

As is standard now for the Brodd family, we head out to the Christmas Tree Farm the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The weather was pretty good and the girls were in good spirits.  While we didn't see Santa at the tree farm, we were able to take advantage of the wagon ride through the snowy tree farm.

Sylvia goofing around

Violet is always smiling!

We decorated the tree on Sunday, but unfortunately no good pictures!  We will no doubt have more pictures to post throughout the Christmas season.

Grandpa's Cabin

Cleaning up posts from last summer.

While we haven't been Up North to Grandpa's cabin for some time, not much has changed.  The water is still crystal clear and the fishing was great.


Sylvia with one of her many sunnies

Enjoying some icecream in town

Paul Bunyan's Girlfriend - Lucette

still out fishing in the kayak

Violet even got into the fishing fun

While it was a short weekend, and a long drive, it was a great time for all of the girls!