Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

M E R R Y    C H R I S T M A S!!!


The calm before the storm:


Here they come...poor kids had to wait patiently upstairs while we turned on the Christmas lights and made coffee!!!


Even Rosey and Franklin enjoyed some new treats and a new bed.

We finally got all of the Christmas morning mess cleaned up and organized.  MiMi, Katie and Carson arrived around 10:30 for our Christmas celebration.  Although we decided to have appetizers only this year, I still decided to set the table like I did for the Nutcracker Ballet.


Brendan and Jackson let me borrow a few of their Nutcrackers. :)

I wanted a photo of the kids by the Christmas tree, but that never seemed to materialize.  I did snap these with my iPhone as we were singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.




They were sweet!

After everyone left, there was definitely that feeling of a bit of a let down.  We jumped on the new trampoline for a while and had some leftovers for dinner.  We watched "Cool Runnings" Christmas night, and just before bed, we surprised the kids with 2 more presents to open.  We had gotten them Snowshoe sweatshirts when we went on our trip at Thanksgiving.  We also gave them each a new pair of flip flops since we are heading to South Florida for the week of New Years! :)

Emma snapped this photo of me and JC with my iPhone....

J and me

We had such a blessed day.  We all got more than we deserve.  We are very thankful and were so happy to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

I am especially thankful this year for our sweet children and our health.


elisa said...

Merry Christmas!! I have missed your blogging- can't wait to see the Florida pics, my husband and I are headed down solo for my birthday in January and I can't wait. I am so ready for warm weather already. As soon as my oldest two graduate from high school I am moving back south! 3.5 years- :)

Dawn F. Garlow said...

What time did the kids get up on Christmas morning? It's very dark outside! haha :)

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