Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas!

For those who didn't see our card, here is the picture that went out. How adorable are my girls??

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Christmas Eve was spent at the in-laws first. Here is their tree!
Here are Ella and her cousin Aneesa with Grandma.
Cousin Chaston (Chazzy-Bear).
Lance and myself -funny shot!
Me and Candace (Lance's sister). I love this picture!
Afterward, we went for some more Christmas Eve festivities at my parent's house. Dad reads the Luke 2 story from the bible as we sing corresponding Christmas hymns.
Here is Ella cuddling with Lexie while singing. The book Lexie is holding is a set of the hymns printed so that we all have a copy -and Mary even transposed them all a bit lower so that we could sing them easier! It's so beautiful with everyone singing in all four parts. :)
More Ella cuddling while singing (that's baby Tessa)!
Grandmother -Dad's mom came from California for the holidays! Dave (who always looks crazy in pictures I take), Lex, and Noah!
Mia just roamed... :)

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It's Christmas day!!! Here's our tree on the big morning. Yes, that is "Biscuit" that Santa brought Ella, and "Cookie Monster" for Mia-babes.
Ella loved him!
Lance got his new "Packers" jersey (it says "Pack Daddy" on the back)!
He got me this gorgeous bracelet -hard to see. I need photography lessons!
Chaedon was excited about his stash... it's mixed in with Mia's toys. :)
Mia was just happy with boxes and the excitement!
...Then she'd had enough.Odds and ends Christmas spew around the house (forgive me, I have to document the cuteness):
More. Yes, I need to get some stinkin' pictures in those frames!
After the excitement at our home, we headed to my family's house for more fun! Here's mom's tree.
Ella -mid-gift-storm.
Mia taking a break in her new rocking chair.Tessa joining her -in her wierd little chair that Rach got her!
Christmas Chaos!!
The fameous holiday rolls! Thanks Rach!!
To top off the holiday bliss, Mia took her first steps!


Joni said...

Looks like you had a good one! I hope I left your gift on the right porch! Have a Happy New Year's! Luff ya!

Teri said...

Mia's first steps! What a great Christmas present. Sorry we didn't get together for the Festival this year. Our lives are nuts. Maybe next year? And we might be up there again sometime this summer!

Mary said...

Great pictures! It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's over!

Unknown said...

Cute pics! You need to post the rest of them in Picasa Web Album!!!

Teri said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas. Sorry we missed you for the Festival. We love you!