Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

Our family had such a wonderful Christmas this year. We celebrated with four year old twins and an eighteen month old little boy. The excitement of our three little ones could hardly be contained. We all had so much fun making lasting memories and sharing new traditions.

On Christmas Eve, the kids received a very special phone call from Santa, himself. Abby Kate wouldn't let him off of the phone. When Jason and I tucked Abby Kate and Joshua into bed later that night, they both had an absolute meltdown. The thought of Santa squeezing down our chimney was just a bit too much. We finally eased their fears by telling them that we would leave the front door unlocked for Santa.

Christmas morning we awoke to the excited squeals of Abby Kate and Joshua. (We ended up putting their baby gates on the door to keep them confined so that we could video tape them seeing what Santa brought. I don't think that the gates will work next year. I guess that we will need to set the alarm.) Abby Kate, Joshua and Jackson loved their presents from Santa. We spent the better part of the morning opening up all of the presents under the tree. Jason and I agreed to open our presents next year on Christmas Eve after the kids are tucked into bed. We finally got around to opening our gifts after all of the kids' presents were unwrapped, opened and "free". (Those little twist ties are just a bear!)

Jason got me the most wonderful Christmas gift. He gave me a published copy of my blog! The whole reason for me starting this blog was to document and journal my life with the kids. This is a treasured gift that I am so thankful for!

I will close with some pictures of our Christmas...

Christmas 2008


Joshua on his Diego trike with his new microphone!


Happiness!


Abby Kate and her new princess bicycle!


"I don't need mistletoe to get kisses"


Abby Kate
(My brother-in-law snapped this picture of Abby Kate when she visited them.)


Time to clean up this mess!


Merry Christmas

8 comments:

TARA said...

So glad ya'll had a merry one. I love your stockings. Hope 2009 is a good one.

The Honea Bees said...

Great family pictures!!! Looks like you all had a very fun Christmas too!
I have been wondering if you can print out the blog...now I know! I will be asking for that next year!!
Happy New Year!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Good pictures! I'm glad that ya'll had a good Christmas with your kiddos. :)

Laura Beth said...

Jason is so thoughtful! Glad you guys had a great Christmas! How much fun with three! :)

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

I meant to ask if Jason used a website to print out the blog for you. If so, do you know what it is? I would love to have it to save for later. Would love to see what yours looks like all printed out, too. What a keepsake for you and your family.

Jason said...

Anna,
I did use a website. It's called Blog2Print. There are a lot of websites out there that do this kind of thing, but this is the one I went with. I was really pleased with the quality. I printed her a copy of her first year's worth of blog posts; we'll have to print off the others at some point. We'll let you see the hard copy, though, if you're interested. If you want to check out the website, click here.

chesley said...

Looks like Anna asked my question...that was too cool of Jason! Great pictures!