Friday, January 02, 2015

Christmas 2014

Christmas Eve

I've been hearing from others about how Bella looks older, but I haven't really seen it.  Until I looked at these pictures of her.  She's growing up right before my eyes!
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But she still fit in her Christmas dress from last year.  Is it bad that I had her wear the same dress?  No one here has seen her in it!
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Curtis was much more cooperative for pictures this year than he was last year.
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I sure love Graydon's smile!
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The kids had their program at the first Christmas Eve service.  We had two little sheep. 
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And an angel. 
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I didn't take this photo.  It was on our church's Facebook page.  I think the Christmas candlelight service is so beautiful.  
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I always like to get a family photo afterward.
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We let them open one present on Christmas Eve.  These nice gifts came from Miss Jane.  
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Our tree with all of the presents under it. 
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Christmas Morning

Andy and I were actually up before the kids this year.  Of course, we waited in bed for them to come get us - which didn't happen until 8:30ish.  Graydon was the first one to wake up.  We heard him whisper to Curtis that there would be presents under the tree.  Soon, the sound of his footsteps filled the hallway.  They were at a normal pace on the way toward the living room; but when he saw the tree, those steps became a run back to our room to get this morning started. 

We lit a candle and sang 'Happy Birthday' to Jesus.  The kids found their stockings. 
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Then it was present time!
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They each made a pile of their gifts. 
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And then tore in!
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One of the new gifts was a robe and slippers!
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If I had to guess, I think Bella's favorite gift was the Connect Four game.   Graydon and Curtis were super excited about remote control helicopters and LEGOS!

The aftermath. 
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Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. Lots of happy memories. :)

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