Christmas in Pictures

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our Christmas mornings have been starting out a little differently these last few years than they used to.  When we were little, it was SO hard to go to sleep on Christmas Eve, and stockings were opened as soon as our eyes opened the next morning, which was usually 6 am!!   These days though....I'm usually super tired on Christmas Eve which means I go to sleep with no problem, and the next day is a good excuse to sleep in, not set the alarm. :-)  Funny how things change as you get older.  Anyway, we had a leisurely morning, opening our stockings and having a nice breakfast. 

And then, of course, the festivities started.

Before opening any presents, Dad read the Christmas story while the little boys followed along in their picture book.   

 And then we stareted unwrapping!!  We go one person at a time, youngest to oldest, so Josh got to pick out the first present.  He was so excited!

He and Isaac are SO into Thomas the Train right now!  He ate off his new plate for Christmas dinner!


Courtney and I got new pajamas!  We joked that now we won't look like homeless bums when we go to bed.....normally I just wear comfy excercise pants and a t-shirt, but now we have *real* pj's,  like the rest of the world wears, lol! (Tell me I'm not the only one who wears the afore mentioned to sleep in? )


Isaac was so excited to pick this gift out for Mom.  He told me the beads on the top of the notepad were "very beautiful" and it would be just perfect for her.  I loved taking him Christmas shopping!

Later, Jonathan stopped by for a bit to deliver some presents and have dinner with us. 

 The big kids!
I got dad this very unique gift - a whistle key finder!  It attaches to your key ring, and when you whistle for them, it lights up and beeps so you can find them!  Dad is always losing his keys so it's pretty practical, plus he has a good whistle..........!!!!

Our yummy Christmas ham!  We had all the good stuff for dinner.....sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, jello salad, and wassail.  It was so good. We also made a "birthday cake for Jesus" that we didn't have time to light candles on and eat that will be tonight!

And that concludes the pictures for our Christmas!  We had a wonderful day.  Next up will be New Year's Eve next week - I make a surprise meal each year and then we watch "It's a Wonderful Life" in the evening.  :-)


Quick Christmas Update

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your families.  We had a relaxing day with presents, the Christmas story, a huge dinner, visiting with friends, and watching our traditional "A Christmas Carol" movie in the evening.  I don't have time to post all the pictures right now, but here is our family picture for the time being. :-)


Sister Kisses

Saturday, December 22, 2012

So apparently my blogging break isn't exactly working out.  I just had to share this picture!

Joshua is the only one left who likes kisses from big sisters (meaning he doesn't "wipe them off" or say "yuck".)  What a sweet moment to capture.  


The End of the World Is Near.....

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Okay....just one photo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This was a picture from the other night when we older kids and Dad headed to a Christmas dance (which turned out to be Anyway, this photo was handy so hopefully it will suffice as a tiny update for now. :-)


So Maybe It Will Be a While

Monday, December 17, 2012

I was thinking I would start posting soon......but so far this month is quite hectic and I am really enjoying relaxing with my family in my spare time. :-)  So at this point, I think I will take a short blogging break for the remaining days in December, and will return next year!  Thanks for bearing with me....see you in 2013!


One of My Favorite Quotes. Ever.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

And just so you all know....yes, I am still alive. ;-)  I have taken an un-intentional break the last few weeks....but I haven't dropped my blog completely.   This month is keeping me very busy so far (which is great) but I do hope to return to regular posting soon. :-)


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