Chloe - she is reaching for her gift!
Hunter 0 excited about his money (and loving boots shown in the photo below!)
Em and her hat!
Brooke and something for zhu zhu pets!
Paige opening part of her gift!
Levi shaking a present to see if he could hear anything!
Zac and a book!
Chloe giving kisses!
Marcus and Steph - they had baby news that night!
Complications now with the baby - pray for them!
Andrea and Daniel laughing about something!
Ross and Allison with kitchen items!
Sweet gifts for me!
(Paige holding one of Marcus' cute puppies.)
Mama and Daddy's turn at last.
I love watching other people open their gifts!
The most obvious - funny gift in front of the fridge.
Kenlynn even personalized the shovel with my name.
Yes - I had it on my Christmas list (for yard work!)
And I watched Christmas Day arrive...
We left really early (5ish) to go my grandmother's house for Christmas morning.
Gathering for breakfast -
missing someone, forever in our hearts.
Another tradition - watching my Granny open her presents.
And photos with the cousins -
While presents are nice, and the food is fabulous -
the sweetest part about Christmas (after celebrating Jesus!) is the time spent together.
I cherish those moments!
To end the year - I found a computer armoire to add to my Christmas gifts.
Craigslist, surprise from work, answered prayer.
My mama made a comment about receiving the desires of your heart.
Please Jesus - I need a few more miracles! :)
And then 2011 ended while I gave thanks for all my many blessings -
giving honor to the great I AM, may I never forget His works!
Some of the days in December -
I'll describe them as the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory!
Missed the YFC Christmas event.
I did make it the next night to see Ross & Daniel skydive.
Miss Chloe looked cute in the green and pink.
Daniel and Ross had fun!
The Christmas program -
the children are always a highlight of the morning.
I posted a group photo earlier of the kiddos -
the girls/boys all were matching.
The grown-ups were matching too.
It is hard to have a full family photo right now, so it was just us girls with the parents.
Chloe's first Christmas!
Bible Study came to my house -
I took a few photos of the inside decorations.
We made Christmas goodies at my house this year.
I finished photo editing from a family session in one night 12/23.
My Christmas corner - cards and presents.
I didn't put up a tree this year.
I had fun wrapping presents! :)
It turned into a crafty-kind of project.
My favorite decorations -
the real reason for Christmas is all about Jesus!
On Christmas Eve, I cleaned up at my house, packed my car, and headed to help Mama.
I loved the feeling of packing up from my house to go "home" for Christmas. :)
A second wreath added to my front porch...mesh wreaths were easy to make!
Decorating on Christmas Eve with mama...more from that up next.