Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas highlights

We had an AMAZING Christmas! I will give you the highlight reel...

Here's our Holiday table ready for our Christmas Eve feast. Bill found Greg at the YMCA who didn't have a place to go, so he invited him to come and enjoy our yummy dinner...lucky guy:-)
To much food and a lot of fun, it was a great dinner!
After dinner we had Tony, Wendy and the boys come over for desserts, Wendy made very delicious peppermint cookies.

Just a little peak at some of our temptations!

We then gathered in the living room for games...

I gave the boys new haircuts...don't they look good?

Then Tawny softly played some Christmas music

While Bill read the Nativity out of the scriptures.
Each Christmas Eve the get new PJs, for the older ones, it's just the bottoms:-)
The next morning the kids line up, always youngest to the oldest. It seems like our family may be a bit backwards. Bill and I were up at least an hour before the kids, we finally had to wake them up at 9:00am!
The kids got to see what Santa left them. I want to interject here what amazing kids we have. We told them that we weren't going to get them any gifts for Christmas, and they were very understanding. We wanted them to have something for their stockings, so we tried to find fun creative things. David wanted a green scarf, so I made him one, We found a very comfy throw for Tawny at TJMax, Walgreen's had a robot alarm clock in clearance a month ago - right up Harrison's ally, TJ Max had a speaker port for Eve's MP3 player - Bill's insightful find, Aurora got a large soft bath towel and a bath set found at the flea /bargain mart, Danni loves the horses on sale at Walgreen's and Enoch got nothin'...but love:-) We added up every cent we spent on Christmas this year and we stayed just under $200.00 (that includes our traditional Christmas day movie- Bolt, craft supplies for their spiders, PJs, and anything else 'Christmassy')! Can you imagine what would have happened if we bought gifts for under the tree??
The kids each got gifts from their grandma Williams. Plus they got 25$ from their grandma and grandpa Inman. They decided to take $10.00 and draw a sibling's name and buy gifts for them. They went to the bargain hunter's flea market (we love that place) and did very well, they gave unique and fun gifts and had as much fun giving as they did receiving!
Eve made this adorable frame at school for us!
This is David's last Christmas with us for a couple of years - he's so grown up:-)Our best gifts have been the fun times we've had together as a family. I count myself rich in gifts beyond my wildest dreams!

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks like a perfect Christmas!

JoEllen said...

So fun! I love that Enoch received love in his stocking. What more do you need, really?

Smith Family said...

That sounds so perfect!

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David

David
Real cool guy!

Tawnymara

Tawnymara
Here is beauty!

Harrison

Harrison
Hunky boy!

Eve

Eve
Green eyed goddess

Aurora

Aurora
Perfect in every way

Danielle

Danielle
Princess angel girl

Enoch

Enoch
Nobody is more loved