Monday, January 3, 2011

Obligatory Christmas Post

This Christmas was our first to spend in Abilene since we've had kids. Jennifer did a great job decorating the house and making it festive. The tree was stunning! She decorated it with little picture frames with a picture of each family member. After the tree came down, she hung them on a mural tree that Ashley painted in the guest room. Such a great idea! 
The house was packed. My whole family came, as well as my Aunt Debbie, Uncle Don and their 2 sons. Our boys had SO much fun playing with some older boys. And Stephen and Grant were extremely patient with my kids. 
Here we are during our own family Christmas. The kids mostly got board games and books from us. 
I got some chocolate covered cherries (with a few days to eat them before my sugar fast began on New Years). Ty got some shoes and a pillow ;)
After Christmas, we all got sick. The weird thing was that everyone had different symptoms. But we all came down with something. Fortunately, we are better now! 
 Here's Levi being his silly self by sitting in Tatum's car seat. 
 Over New Year's we celebrated Christmas with Ty's family. Colt and Levi got new golf clubs which they love! 
The boys also enjoyed playing with next year's Christmas ornaments that I got on clearance :)

Miss Priss is growing up too quickly! She's already 2 1/2 months and just moved into her 3-6 month clothes. She's a big girl! Tatum holds her head up really well and continues to be a sweet as sugar. 

We had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed taking lots of time this winter to share the story of Jesus birth with our kids. We went to the Living Nativity at Colt's preschool again this year and took time each evening to read from the Bible as we completed our Jesse Tree. It's fun to begin new traditions with our young kids! We are so thankful for God's precious GIFT to us in His son, Jesus and for this time to celebrate his birth. 

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