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.  :-)


Kayla said...

Aw... It looks like you had a nice day! Tell David I really like his shirt. ;)

lauren nicole said...

Christmastime is always the best! Beautiful pictures!

Kiah said...

It looks like you had a lovely Christmas! You are not alone in the pajama realm, Rachel! I do wear pajama pants, but I always just wear a t-shit, usually an old baggy, holey one that my dad got from a men's retreat years ago. :)

Mikala said...

I wear sweats and random shirts to bed, too :-D

Great pictures!

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