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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012.....

Warning! Way too many pictures to come!!! It's my blog......just sayin.....
How is it that Christmas comes and goes so quickly as we age??? prepare prepare prepare, rush rush rush, cook cook cook, now clean clean clean......well apparently I'm not in the cleaning mode yet since I'm on the computer but it can wait.....I know for a fact it is not going anywhere or getting cleaned by anyone else:)

I don't have one super special picture of my Janie on her first Christmas......too much going on. I'll save that for next year when she understands all that is about to happen. She was disappointed to find out that Santa was not waiting for her in the den that morning. Um...... guess we should have explained more clearly that he was just bringing her gifts and would be super busy that night. In my defense she did not pay one bit of attention to the "Twas the Night Before Christmas". My vow for next year is to be more diligent in getting one good picture of her, not just watching her take it all in........I needed to do that this year. She had that 'huh" look on her face all morning.......precious!! On Christmas Eve she preformed a mini concert singing "Tingle Bells"......
Merry Christmas Eve!
The Wells family joined us for the evening...

Just got one picture before the games began....

Caden was our organizer...

Allie helped...


and Eric helped...


the competition was fierce....


until Hank got involved and then it became more fierce....

haha

Tyler just chilled...

as did Jacob...

another game was played 
and then another of which I did not get any pics
I was Duck Commander while Courtney was  Betty Boop
enough said...

just a little reality to show....

life around here is just like yours......:)

Pajamas were opened
which obviously Madeline did not like...
as shown in the previous pic...
I have not idea what Janie was upset about
probably about being with all of us:)

Janie recovered nicely
as did Madeline
they performed....
Janie singing "Tingle Bells"
as Madeline danced....

morning came oh so early.....

presents were discovered
"where oh where is that Santa I was promised this morning??"

the animals were visited by Santa as well...
Madeline was very excited by this fact:)
notice she never recovered from Mom's choice of pj's this year...
she revolted and wore her own style....
do we think this is a premonition to the teenage years?????
Oh but she is so cute!!!!


ahhhhhh



just cause......

and the moment we were waiting for all morning .....
"Where has that ringing been coming from?"
John David's first inkling that it may be for him....

This just makes me smile....
when he realized the ringing was for him...

this was the most fun moment...
he had no idea...
the first words out of his mouth were
"Julianne deserves this not me"
Well, my sweet John David,
that is why you got an iphone before your 11th birthday:)

crafts were made

castles put together
Eric was the "chosen" one all day long..
to be called upon by all things Janie:)
he did not disappoint her once!!
I'm sure he slept well that night:)

Goldbug trying to sleep through all the festivities with her new stuffed animal...

Janie pulling Eric along for more playtime.....


Another Christmas come and gone.....
all for which I am thankful...
for our family....
our craziness....
and above all else...
for Christ....
who gives these moments to us freely
with love and abandon....
I am thankful for all His many blessings...
most of all His blessing of Janie given to us this year....
my prayer is that we lead lives that show our thankfulness to Him...

7 comments:

  1. Looks like a whole lot of fun and craziness all wrapped up in one :) What a precious gift having your sweet girl home. I agree hard to capture all those firsts and precious memories in the midst of craziness!

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  2. Love the pics and the pj's!!! Now that's what I called an ORGANIZED Christmas wardrobe!! Well...w/the diversion of Madeline's choice of pj's! Still LOVE her Pj's as well!!

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  3. Your family just seems so fun! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. Oh My Word!! I laughed out loud at this entire post!! Loved all the pics...loved your pajama choice and loved that Madeline revolted :) hahahahaha!! Love your sweet John David and the look on his face about his phone! Most of all....love you! Can't wait to meet your crazy family one day soon!!!!

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  5. Well... My two over achiever friends both have their Christmas posts done!!! I guess the trade off, is my dead tree is down, and the house is almost back to normal!!!! I have barely downloaded a photo!!! I do need to do it before January!!!! This whole post is wonderful!!! I am just going to ditto what Jen said!!! Are you sure Janie is the Diva?? :) HaHa on the "Angry Birds!" Perhaps next year everyone will be in jammies sprinkled with pixie dust!!!!!

    I wish we were celebrating New Years together!!!!!

    Love Ya,
    Diana

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  6. What a great Christmas with your sweet family! You are so blessed!!! Loved every single photo! LOVED John David's comment too~ precious! Blessings sweet friend!!! XO

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  7. Your Christmas looked just magical! I loved all the pictures. You have a beautiful family!

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