January 1, 2013

Our Christmas {2012}

Well, I cannot believe how long it's been since I did a blog post!!!! Almost February, and I'm just now getting around to Christmas.... Well better late than never, right? I will be doing a lot of catch-up posts, and just back dating them. Soo much to catch up on!! First up: Christmas was extra hectic this year, since we came back from Disney World the day before Christmas Eve! I was so glad I had finished up the Christmas shopping (and wrapping) ahead of time. We went to Christmas Eve service at our church at three. It was such a good service. It was more traditional this year, and it was a candelight service, which I loved. Claire came into the service with us, and was a perfect angel. I loved having her in there with us. Graham had a blast playing in the nursery.




 
 
After the service, we came home to grab some appetizers and snacks that I had made for the evening, and headed to Chad's Aunt and Uncle's home for the Christmas Eve family party. We had a great time, as always. That side of the family is huge and I just love the tradition of a big family gathering at Christmas. There are tons of little bitty kids running around too, so that makes it extra fun and crazy. Graham has a blast with his cousins.Around 8 or so, we went back to our house along with Chad's parents and David and Kara to open presents.










 
 






 
Christmas morning, we woke up with the kids and opened presents, just the four of us. Graham's main present was his Power Wheels truck, a big hit! Claire mainly got books, a fisher price purse toy, a gloworm and several spring/summer outfits from Remember Nguyen, the girl should be set for the next 6 months. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After presents, we ate breakfast and got ready to go to my parents for Christmas day. We spent the rest of the day at my parents, and had a great visit with my aunt and uncle, and my cousin Shannon and his family, and my sister and her family.











 


2 comments:

Christina said...

I am playing catch up too. Love that you can do scheduled post for the past. I bet Graham loved his truck! Those things are so cool! Garek's glowworm is his comfort blanket. In the middle of the night if he can't sleep he comes in holding it. So sweet. Looks like you guys had an awesome Christmas. So nice to be so close to family.

Christina said...

I am playing catch up too. Love that you can do scheduled post for the past. I bet Graham loved his truck! Those things are so cool! Garek's glowworm is his comfort blanket. In the middle of the night if he can't sleep he comes in holding it. So sweet. Looks like you guys had an awesome Christmas. So nice to be so close to family.