Christmas was on Sunday this year which actually made it that much better. The reason we celebrate Christmas is Jesus Christ so what better way to do so than to worship Him with fellow believers in His house.
We scatter family Christmases throughout December. Our immediate families have our traditions still set though. We head down to Neena and Papa Dale's on Christmas Eve Eve and spend the night and open presents the next morning. We come home on Christmas Eve and wake up here on Christmas morning to find out what Santa has brought us. Then after we do our Christmas, we head down to Gramma and Pop-up's for Christmas with them and my Grandmother and Grandaddy. We try to spend a few days with them, but sometimes it just doesn't happen depending on work schedules.
We stay busy, but we love spending time with family so it is worth it. This year was especially fun because we got to give our presents then surprise everyone with the baby news! :)
Here is a picture rundown of Christmas 2011, brace yourself!
Decorating the Christmas tree! She was a little more into it this year!
|Isn't she a doll!|
|See? Big helper!!!|
|Christmas Card Photo!|
|We exchange our presents with Andy, Jen, and Madi that night!|
|Brailyn finally woke up! Madi waited patiently and then they were both so excited!|
|Traditional walking down the hall pic!|
|Brailyn's table and chairs from Neena and Papa!|
|"Playing" Madi's new game with Uncle Andy!|
|Daddy reading her the Christmas Story before bed Christmas Eve. One of my very favorite traditions.|
|Christmas morning! It felt so magical! I think it was the tricycle. Gave it a 1950's feel! HA|
|She was one excited girl!|
|Our sweet baby!|
|"Simba and Mawa!"|
|I said she was excited...|
|Little monkey helped herself to her candy!|
|Our angel baby ready for the Church play! Her first one!|
|Family pic on Christmas day.|
|You can barely move in their house after we open!|
|LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture! Playing outside the next day!|
|Something went awry.... it happens!|
|This is New Years with my best friends from high school. Lauren(middle) has the twin girls. They are precious! Elizabeth is on the end. She moved far, far away on us this past year. :( Love these girls! All 5 of them!|