January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

Way back when John and I were newlyweds, we would drive our wheels off visiting family over Christmas. Over the last few years, this has gotten more complicated. As much as we would LOVE to see everyone, it just hasn't been realistic with the boys. So we stayed in town for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

We hung out with John's family Christmas Eve day and then went to the Christmas Eve program at our church. Finn was the little drummer boy for the song, "Little Drummer Boy". Picture below taken by family friend Mr. Jay E.

Finn was so very serious, but told me he had so much fun. Little emo kid. Love him. It was so exciting to see my little squirt up there, I about died. More importantly, the program was beautiful and God was glorified.

Christmas day we stayed home all day in our jammies. Mom and dad came up for the day. It was the perfect lazy day and I only took a few pictures.

The next day, we got dressed:)

We had somewhere very important and special to go.

For the first time ever, we were going to Auntie Jessica's and Uncle Steve's new house.

I love Jessica's stockings. She whipped them up this December.

This was also the first time ever that all of our family was under the same roof at my sister's house. What a blessing. We shall not take this for granted.

Mom was trying to make the kids smile.

I think she succeeded.

For most of the group shots Emily and Finn were making the craziest faces I've ever seen. They were in kahootz and I could not get them to cooperate.

And then I found these. I felt victorious! I got Emily to look at the camera and smile! Finn is still making faces, but I will catch him another time.

Did I mention I love Jessica's wood floors? No? Well I love them:)

The cousins are back together and that makes this Christmas very special indeed.


  1. I love this post... we had all our kids/cousins under the same roof Christmas morning and it was so special and such a sweet memory... YEA FOR COUSINS!!!!!

  2. so cute! Twain so SO BIG! He looks like one of the kids now, not a baby. . . why, oh why, do they have to grow up!?

  3. oh, what fun! you always get the BEST pictures. i just love to see your beautiful family!

  4. Every time you post a picture of all your boys together, I die - they are sooooo CUTE! I even show Chris, every time. LOL :)

  5. um. i want her floors. and seriously, how do you get all 4 of your boys in front of the tree? i can't even get my two. boo. ;)

  6. So cute! What a blessing to have your other sis in CA again. :)

  7. Too many beautiful kiddos for one post!!!!

  8. Guess what?? I saw your little boy at the Christmas Eve service! That was my favorite song of the whole thing! Small world.

  9. your kids are SO cute! i love how cool they dress too. wish i had a knack for that.

  10. That was an awesome day indeed! Hooray for sisters and cousins under one roof!

  11. We decided to just do Christmas with one side for the same reason. It was nice to get to my aunt's house and just relax the whole weekend.

  12. what a wonderful Christmas! Your boys are so cute! :)

  13. I was going to write you back on my blog, but then didn't know if you'd ever see it. We are in town for a couple weeks because my husband is doing a job near here. I'm staying with his family. The Bussell's. I was talking with Lorie today and I think you might know them. Anyways, I think we'll be going to the Bridge while we're in town.