Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful white Christmas this year. What a treat. It was so beautiful and snowy here. It's been many years since there's been snow for Christmas, and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. The Christmas Eve services were canceled from church so we brought church home this year.
Nick read Luke 2 of the first Christmas for us and the kids sang a couple Christmas carols that Ethan's been learning at school. We thanked God for providing for us through this rough year and that He would continue to do so in the years to come. We're so thankful for our family, home, friends and all we've been entrusted with.

It's our tradition to open gifts on Christmas Eve (that way you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn the next day). The kids were very excited with the few things we gave them. I'm all about keeping it simple and they were perfectly happy with it too.

Ethan got new shoes which he really needed.

Reagan got a new doodle pad since our other one is so trashed.

Some of their favorite children's books about Miss Birmbaum, by Lisa Passen. Check them out, they're really funny.

New fleece blankets that I made the kids.

And their big gift was a Leapster for them to share and they each got a game to play in it.

Reagan and her "quillow" from Auntie Shonda (quilt and pillow).
Nick got me some new workout clothes and shoes and a $25 gift card to my favorite coffee stand that serves the chai I love. He knows me so well. I got him and collage of pictures of the kids for his office at work, a couple new shirts and a new "bath sheet". It's a huge bath towel and we got one for our wedding that he's always used because he likes how big it it, but it's so old and gross, so I got him a new one. He's very hard to buy for but I knew he wouldn't guess this one and it was something he would really use. :)

On Christmas Day, Nick's mom and brothers came over to have Christmas dinner with us. I made all the fixin's. The turkey was so yummy. Ethan played the Wii with his uncles and Diana and I played a few board games. It was fun. I missed not being with my side of the family, I think for the first time ever. But it was still a very Merry Christmas.


jsknowlton said...

Reagan's hair is so long. It reminds me of you when you were little.

Chris Steele said...

I love your pictures. You and Jon should work together (