Monday, December 28, 2009

Our Christmas--2009

**Warning**
LOTS and LOTS of pictures to share...=)
so get ready...

I hope you all have had a wonderful and joy-filled Christmas. I know we sure did.
It was a just a whirlwind of fun, family, fellowship, and FOOD!!!

It's during this time of year that I realize how blessed I am to have so much of our family living close by. We get to spend both Christmas Eve and Christmas day (and most of the Christmas season) celebrating with them!
We are indeed blessed!

During the afternoon on Christmas eve, my family came over to our home to exchange gifts.


After we have a time of exchanging, we all pile into cars and head over to our church to the Christmas Eve service. There were over 5,400 people at the first of two services.
WOW!!

After church, we headed back to our home and enjoyed our traditional Christmas Eve food-- appetizers and desserts!

Early Christmas morning, the kids woke up and bolted downstairs to see what Santa had brought for them!

On Christmas morning, we hide this pickle ornament somewhere on our Christmas tree.

The first one to find the pickle gets to open the first gift.

Corban was the first to find it this year!

Corban was so excited about his new bike!

Riley got a leapster!

Sophie LOVED her new baby doll and...

her pink pony!

And what did Hudson like best...

eating all the wrapping paper

and Sophie's pink pony!!!---lol

The boys and their tackle buddies!

Sweet moments shared...


Corban found this picture (taken over a year ago) and wrapped it up for Shane to open.

The love of a family...


Singing "Happy Birthday Jesus!!!"

All of Shane's family came over on Christmas day for lunch.

Shane's sister and her husband along with Shane's brother and his fiance' went in together to get the boys this air hockey table!!!!

Oh.My.Word. were the boys over the moon with excitement!!!!!

Our sweet friends-the Jimenez's-joined us for dessert on Christmas day.
They brought this beautiful birthday cake!!!

We all sang "Happy Birthday" and enjoyed some yummy cake!
A sweet ending to a perfect day!!!!!


9 comments:

Courtney said...

I love all the great pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday with all your family. Love Sophie and Hudson in their Christmas outfits!

Kelsey said...

I love the cake! Looks like a wonderful day.

These Are The Days said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas, thanks for the picture journal. :)

Celia Jimenez said...

Ah...Cor is so sweet! How precious that he did that! :-) Loved all the pictures! You guys sure did get some fun presents...we might just have to mosey on over there and have a rematch in air hockey!!! :-) (Amy just wants to play with the Leapster!)

Jessica said...

Looks like a fun Christmas! Corbin has the sweetest heart to wrap up that picture for Shane.

Rhett wants to tackle the new tackle buddies with Riley. Maybe we should get him one to give Reggie a rest!

Hope to see you guys soon.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a great Christmas. You have a wonderful family!

paige said...

I totally cried when I saw the picture of Shane's present from Corban! How precious!! I L O V E looking at your family pics - so beautiful - ALL of them!!!!!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Well.... I loved all the pictures! Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! I think Riley looks like your sister a lot!

Terri said...

This post is full of "the love of a family..." You are all so precious! Love seeing your Christmas and all the joy. Blessings!