Hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone. This year has FLOWN by! I slacked off in November and didn't post anything so maybe I'll go back and post those happenings later, but for now I'll share photos from our Christmas celebrations.
Our celebrating started off on Christmas Eve. We went to church and then headed home for our traditional breakfast for dinner with my parents, brothers and sister-in-law. This is one of my favorite nights of the whole year because everyone always seems to be in the best mood, which makes for a very funny night.
Look! Katie got her a "fancy camera"! You have to have a nice camera to take pictures of the baby!
I thought wouldn't it be funny to get Jay a pair of sock with bikes on them. I found said socks!
This girl is so adorable and so sweet.
Bryan loves pickled okra.
Joey and Katie killed it with this gift. He has been playing it non stop. It's perfect for passing time while he does his vest treatments.
Sydney painted this sign for the baby. She did such a good job!
Joey is holding baby booties and a pacifier. I repeat...he is holding BABY booties and a pacifier.
Mom: That's for you and Bryan.
Me: Yea that means it's for me!
* Don't worry, I will share with him. :)
Goodness...my Little Lady is so beautiful.
A better representation of The Family!!
Look at that sweet little bump. Eek!! It's just so exciting.
Joey pretty much smiled like this or closed his eyes on purpose in every photo.
Merry Christmas Eve!
The next morning we were up and ready for a day of celebrating. First up was to see what Santa brought. Then a delicious donut and danish breakfast followed by presents. The morning flew by!
It was Jordyn's turn to come down the stairs first this year. Jordyn didn't know what to ask Santa for so she told him to surprise her. She seemed pretty pleased with Santa's choices: A collection off 11 Disney dolls since she is a hardcore doll lover. She plays with her dolls so much many of them needed replacing. She also got some stilts since she loves to play outside.
Next up was Bryce. Bryce asked Santa for the Millennium Falcon Lego set. Lucky for him Santa brought a few more goodies to enjoy including Magnatiles and goalie gloves.
Last but not least Miss Sydney headed down the stairs. Sydney asked Santa for a butterfly knife. Yep...our 13-year-old daughter asked for a knife to do "tricks" with. Santa did some research and decided that a "trainer" butterfly knife would be the smart way to go. This way we don't have any medical bills for sliced off fingers right at the end of the year. Santa also brought her a nice pocket knife so she is all set in the knife department now.
He would have been just as happy with a stocking full of York Peppermint Patties. He can't get enough of them.
This is the look of total surprise. On our last Disney trip Sydney traded a pin that she immediately wished she hadn't traded. Being that Santa makes magic happen he found the pin on Ebay. She was truly excited. I love the look on her face!
Not gonna deny it. Bryan's stocking was pretty darn good this year.
That's the face of really intense happiness. Sydney was in need of a new phone because hers kept shutting off on her all the time. Bryan and I were thankful that Sprint had a really really really good Black Friday deal. Ha!
My collection is complete! Now I can zoom all the way across that big old soccer field.
This is Jordyn watching me open the gift she bought me. Isn't her face so sweet.
And I love the gift she got me. Soft and comfy Mickey pj pants!
The face of a boy excited by his box of undies!
A 52 week mother/daughter devotional book for the girls and I to do together. I am really looking forward to this!
We use a lot of chalk around here for spelling words. He writes his words on the driveway as one of his assignments. A fun way to study spelling.
Jordyn's last gift of the morning brings a big smile!
Her very own phone. She was truly surprised. We felt like it was time since we have a crazy soccer schedule between the 3 kids and I'm not always at the fields while Jordyn is practicing. Her having a phone gives me peace of mind that she can get in touch with us if needed.
Surround sound for the basement. When we finished the basement about 8 years ago he wired it with the thought of having surround sound and finally after all these years he can put all that wiring that I rolled my eyes about to good use.
For lunch we headed out to my Aunt Carole and Uncle Bobby's house to chow down on some delicious food. I'm kicking myself for not taking any photos of our time together. Remind me to do that next year dear family!! From there we went to Bryan's parents house for our last Christmas celebration of the day.
A Disney Starbucks Tumbler...nice choice Jason and Amy!
Big Chicken earrings for Honey!
The Jones Family!
Happy Birthday Jesus!!
We hope you had as much fun celebrating as we did. Until next year, which will be here before we know it at the rate time is flying by.