Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Part 1

The temperature outside is very cold. I've only been out a few times today, but I know it is freezing because it is 3:30 and the edges of our pond are still frozen. I love it. The boys have not asked one time today to go outside. They are now snuggled on the couch and chairs and floor watching the movie The Velveteen Rabbit. I am sipping coffee and enjoying a fairly relaxing afternoon. Joshua is home today, and I am savoring my last weekday with him for a while. Since all the boys are focused on this sweet movie, I thought I'd use this little window of time to post some of our Christmas pictures. Christmas Break has been such a sweet, sweet time. Our family has been able to slow down and recharge a little. Erik and I have gone out on several dates, and we have had a good bit of quality family time. The big boys (Joshua and JCT) have decided over the last two weeks that they are, in fact, each other's best friend. And, I have never been more thankful for my husband and my boys. Nothing like a little time-out to make you ready and excited to be a part of life again!! Now about our little Christmas vacation. . .

On December 22nd we drove to Little Rock to see Nana and Poppy!!! We had not been to Little Rock in well over a year, so the boys we slightly excited on our drive to their home!!! The plan was to drive to Little Rock on the 22nd, then caravan with Nana and Poppy up the mountain to spend Christmas with my brother's family in Fayetteville!! The best part was that the forecast called for a Christmas snow in Fayetteville!!! So, much to look forward to. . .

But, first here are a couple of pictures from our day and a half in Little Rock. . .

Joshua and Poppy. . .
The boys in Santa hats ~ so excited about Christmas coming!!!!!Me and the love of my life sharing a secret or a kiss ~ I don't remember which. . .A bedtime story read by Poppy. . .The next day my mom took the boys to a wonderful little place called Wonderland. The boys go every time they visit! They love, love, love it!!! There are so many different areas to play in that the boys could stay all day. . .




But, they couldn't stay and play all day!! We had a little drive up the mountain ahead of us!!! We were all very excited! I was excited to see my big brother who I love so much and was missing badly!!!! And, I adore my brother's wife, so getting to see both of them and their sweet girls was such a huge treat!! It had been way too long!!!

3 comments:

Deidre said...

Wonderland looks like a very fun place.

We have looked at the Velveteen Rabbit movie several times and thought about buying it. Is it good?

myletterstoemily said...

what a sweet family of boys! must get crazy sometimes! i raised five children and have a blog
for young mommies.

Ali said...

I just got your card... thanks for the outtake!! I have a scrapbook page of all our outtakes... real life, baby!!! You and Erik look like me and Sam... "Still TOGETHER... REALLY TOGETHER through it all!"

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