Monday, December 26, 2011

A Blessed Christmas

As we celebrated the birth of Christ--we rejoiced--together! John 3:16...."For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." The gift of all gifts.

We counted our blessings. We have so much to be thankful for. Our little family of six. Together. Our first Christmas in this home and our last Christmas in this home. Adam--home! Lucey's 3rd Christmas with us....her forever family. It's hard to believe she has been with us this long but on the same note it's impossible to imagine life with out her.

Lucey is ready for Christmas Eve Candlelight service.

My Troops! My Loves! All together. It's so amazing!

I really need a tri-pod. This was my attempt at a family picture. Camera, propped. Not so bad except that I look larger than the entire family. :-)

Lucey fell asleep during the worship. The choir sang beautiful. She went fast asleep.

I always make homemade soup for Christmas Eve. We enjoyed a nice meal together.

A random shot of 3/4 of the Troops.

Christmas Eve tradition is for the kids to exchange their gifts with one another. They get so excited over this. They spent time picking out the perfect gift. I usually give them their jamies on this night as well.

Waiting patiently on the steps to see what Santa brought. (we do Santa--kind of. We don't make a big deal over it...she was not really into it so much...but went with the flow.)

She asked Santa for a Light Saber. She couldn't think of anything else. I could see her wheels turning while sitting on Santa's lap. She doesn't watch TV with comercials and we rarely go down the toy aisle. She just had not idea what was out there. She remembered a light saber for some we got her one.

Making her brothers proud!!

Time for stockings.

Lucey making cookies with Daddy. Yes, Christmas morning.

Having our breakfast as we open gifts. My boys loves this tradition. Well, anything with food is at the top of their list!

Christmas morning with my honey! Watching our children and feeling amazed---they are our gifts.

We are on our way to Kansas City this to run....

Have a beautiful week!


  1. We did soup on Christmas Eve too but only because I was exhausted from baking cookies all day. I like your idea of doing them Christmas morning instead. Merry Christmas!!

  2. What a beautiful Christmas your sweet family had! LOVE the stockings hanging on the chairs. All I did all season was take them off the firescreen. :) SO thankful you all had such a great time celebrating Jesus!!! Blessings and love! XO

  3. Looks like you all had a very Merry Christmas! Love your family picture and the kids with their stockings!

  4. I love the family picture it turned out beautiful you have a gorgeous family. The picture of Lucey asleep at church is priceless so sweet. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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