Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas recap

Christmas recap - post 1

We started on Christmas eve morning with baking a cake for Jesus birthday and cookies for Santa.
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That afternoon we went to our church family Christmas eve worship service.  Maggie was once again not in the mood for pictures.
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The boys were willing to smile for the camera though. IMG_9664 IMG_9669
We did get a few family pictures which I am very thankful for. IMG_9676 IMG_9678
We woke up bright and early on Christmas morning to enjoy breakfast together as a family and then started opening gifts.
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It was the year for legos.  The boys were in heaven!IMG_8012
Santa brought Maggie a new kitchen.  She loves it!IMG_9682 IMG_9683
Uncle Matt helped Santa put the kitchen together the night before.  He added a few of his own things to the kitchen.
He enjoyed seeing Maggie enjoy what he put together.
Dingdad, Yaya, Gigi, and Uncle Matt were all there on Christmas morning.  Uncle Toph flew in at 3:00.
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We stopped opening presents around mid morning and took the boys and Uncle Matt to deliver over 150 childrens books from the Forrest Spence Fund to the kids in-patient at Le Bonheur.  It was really special to do this with my family.
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After we got home from Le Bonheur we gave the boys their big Santa gift...a John Deere Gator.  They LOVE it!  It has been so fun watching them enjoy it...they have all kinds of adventures in it and even help some with yard work while driving it around (picking up sticks).
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Maggie received a Cozy Coupe from Yaya and Dingdad.  She also loves her new car.
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We cooked a big Christmas dinner and enjoyed it all together on Christmas night.  We wanted Uncle Toph to be a part of the dinner.
Don't judge but we used paper plates...I just didn't want to deal with the cleaning up of nice dishes.
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More recaps coming soon.

1 comment:

Laura Sessions said...

Looks like a great Christmas!