Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's Christmas!- FINALLY!!

Well, finally a Christmas post, anyway. My computer is finally fixed and functioning again! Yea!
Here are the three kiddos on Christmas Eve. This is the best pic of them together.....
Most of them looked more like this..........
We had a nice Christmas Eve together. We had "attempted" to go to the Candlelight service at our church at 3pm. We were a little late b/c Brent was on call and had something he had to take care of just as we were leaving. When we finally got there and got the boys checked in to the nursery we were about 10-15 minutes late, and there was NOWHERE to sit- I mean NOWHERE, not just nowhere to sit in our favorite section, or where we would have a good view, etc.... NOWHERE!-and our church holds A LOT of people. We had to go get the boys and go back home! It was crazy! I guess it's a good thing that so many people were in God's house on Christmas Eve, but it was a little frustrating for us. We got out of our sweat pants and got ready and made the drive to the church, and hurriedly checked the boys in, just to turn around and go back home, without any candle lights or "Oh Holy Night" or story of our King, born as a tiny precious bundle!...... I was a little bummed.

Anyway, back to our Christmas Eve at home.........
Brent read the Christmas story from the Bible and Hollace did a little performance of the Christmas story using our Little People Nativity set. I was pretty impressed with the details she included. Nice to know that some of it is sticking.

We said goodbye to Elfie. (Yes, I know that is a very un-original name, but it's what Hollace picked a couple of years ago.)

..........and left a little treat of cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for each of the reindeer.

Christmas morning.....the kids were really excited about their DSs. I think they were really surprised.

Thad is thinking, "Where is my DS? All I got is this toothbrush!"

Actually he got a little learning laptop thing. We were hoping this might make him feel like he had his own little DS, because obviously he wasn't going to get a real one- I sort of can't even believe my 7 and 4 years olds got one!

Thad actually was really excited about his gifts. I'm not sure what this silly face was about.

Rhett was also excited about his Iron Man gear.

After we opened presents and had some breakfast, we ventured out to enjoy the snow that arrived Christmas Eve and was still coming down. It wasn't a ton of snow, but very pretty and from what I hear it was the first white snow in Tennessee in 17 years!

It was enough to sled............


and have snow ball fights............


We had a wonderful Christmas at home, just the 5 of us. I am really glad we get to be at OUR home on Christmas! I know lots of people that travel and are somewhere else on Christmas and wouldn't want it any other way. I guess it's just whatever you're use to. We were usually at home at Christmas when I little, so I like to be at home with our family now too.

We packed later Christmas day and headed to Oklahoma early that morning. I'll post some pics of our time there soon.


5 comments:

Dawn said...

Cute pictures--my sister lived hours away until two years ago. Her family actually opted to stay home alone Christmas day this year--they were tired of the travelling!

Dawn said...

Cute pictures--my sister lived hours away until two years ago. Her family actually opted to stay home alone Christmas day this year--they were tired of the travelling!

Janice said...

I'm glad we were always able to be home on Christmas day, so I am glad you are continuing that tradition...as long as you come here SOON after!!!
The kids do look quite excited about their gifts!

Janice said...

P.S. I'm so glad your computer is well and your pictures survived!!!

The Garvie Family said...

So glad your computer is cooperating! It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas!!