Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011 Recap

Christmas with little ones is soooo fun!  And, we were home for Christmas this year which I really enjoyed.  The boys got to run down the steps at 5:30 Christmas morning ready to open presents and celebrate! :-)

But, first things first, Nana came on Friday to bring gifts to us because Poppy was not feeling well and wouldn't be able to celebrate Christmas with us as originally planned.  Here is Eriky giving Nana some love...


I took the boys shopping at Wal-Mart and let them pick out whatever they wanted to get Erik for Christmas. :-)  They chose well...


Daddy loved his presents... especially the Bod Man body spray!!  

Here are a few pics from our Christmas morning...


















After we opened presents, we ate breakfast and got ready for church.  Our church was packed!!  I really thought it would be a slim crowd on Christmas Sunday, but I was soooo wrong!  And, our pastor said something that I just loved!!  He said, "A truly great gift reflects the heart of the giver and meets the greatest need of the receiver."  Reflects the heart of the giver, the heart of God, that He would give His son!  And, Christ meets our greatest need!  I thought about that statement off and on all day.  Beautiful!

We came home and played hard all afternoon!  Isnt' it funny how boxes are so much fun!  This is the packaging that my ergorapido came in.  It became a pirate ship and a castle (when turned upside down)...


Cute...


 Sooo cute....


 As per Christmas tradition, we headed over to the Reynolds for Christmas dinner and gift exchanging! We had a wonderful time as we always do.  Deana and her mama cooked the most amazing dinner!!!  And, Sean grilled steaks on their new Food Networkesque outdoor grill/kitchen area ~ so pretty!!!


The kids' table...


After dinner the kids sang happy birthday to Jesus and ate birthday cake...



 And, then we opened presents....









 But, once again Brother gave the most thoughtful gift.  He hand painted this sign in North Carolina and Duke colors for Erik and the boys.  It is a Tim Tebow quote, and it will always be so special to us....


Sweet Days....

2 comments:

deana b said...

It was another wonderful family Christmas! Just as it should be! Our "organized chaos" is always so much fun! Thank you for sharing your day with us!

deana b said...
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