Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our Holidays

Our holidays were so wonderful and I'm truly sad they are over. But we haven't taken down our decorations yet and I'm thinking about giving them another week up as well as dedicating a photo post solely to them! :) We'll see...



As far as all of our festivities...we hosted our annual Christmas Eve brunch with part of my family which was loads of fun. Lovebug LOVED getting to play with her cousins and youngest uncle (seen above). So sweet to watch! Afterwards, we finished putting together some gifts during the day and then had a nice quiet dinner. We got all cleaned up and into our special x-mas eve pajamas and actually got to sleep at a decent hour, which doesn't always happen. Christmas morning was really special with just the three of us at home. We had a yummy coffee cake breakfast and then our little present giving time was so enjoyable! Lovebug's two gifts were immediately a big hit...and she got some cloth books on Christmas Eve from us that she is really enjoying now as well.


Thank goodness for camera timers so we could record our fun morning with the three of us all in this shot. :) Good memories!


The rest of the day was spent with both of our families at two different locations and was great fun! We're so blessed to have such wonderful families. We missed everyone that wasn't there though, especially my two sisters! Lovebug did SO well and was such a joy all day despite all the driving. I know she will enjoy it all even more next year, which is really neat to think about. Look at her all tuckered out going from one party to the next...


Here she is sitting in her great-aunt's little wooden chair from Mexico, which she loved because it was the perfect size. One of the highlights of Lovebug's day though was getting her great-aunt's teddy bear that was hers when she was little! It's so cute and in such great shape even though it's definitely been loved...what a GREAT great-aunt!



Well, happy New Year's everyone! WOW - 2009! I'm really excited for all that awaits us this year! I just got done making a cashew nut "cheese" which we're going to enjoy with some crackers, fruit, nuts, and chocolate tonight along with some special sparkling beverages. Just a quiet evening bringing in the New Year with my two Loves. Maybe we can sneek in a DVD if Lovebug lets us :) - we'll see. Then tomorrow we'll have a long breakfast of special coffee cake (that I need to run and make) and coffee (of course:) discussing and talking about our plans and wishes for the new year! Welcome 2009!!! Hope everyone has a good one!

7 comments:

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Your Christmas sounds like it was so special and serene. Wow. Your pictures tell the story so well. I love your photography skills. Your photos are so cheerful. Hope you have a very blessed New Year's.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh she is so cute!!

Jashley and Grant said...

I really wish I could have been there! Lovebug looks so cute in her little cream hat and flower hairpiece! Just adorable! I'm so glad that y'all had such a good New Years Eve! Ours was very non-eventful, Grant was sick ): Love you three!

Simply Stork said...

what a wonderful picture to open this post...so cute. It sounds like you had a wonderful and special Christmas :o)

may this new year bring many blessings to you and your family :o)

~simply~

Juneau.Eco.Mommie said...

glad to see you had a great holiday too!

Jade said...

What beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. I still have my decorations up too! ;)

Rubyellen said...

you guys are so cute. i was planning on leaving them all up too, but then i got an itch yesterday afternoon and started feeling it was all too messy and within a couple hours it was all gone! ben was so surprised when he got home.

i can't wait til next year! but we will be in your side of the town. next year we will be in texas!