Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Christmas Post

Yikes!  It’s almost a month past Christmas, and this is JUST now getting posted.  But between internet issues, computer issues, and just being a busy mom of 4, I’m just glad it’s getting done!

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I realize that I didn’t document ANY of the Christmas fun we had here on the ol’ blog, so I’ll just post a few pictures of things we did leading up to Christmas so that I have it to look back on when I’m old and forgetful.  -Oh wait, that’s me right now!-

Visiting Santa:
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Caroling at the nursing home:
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School Christmas program:
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Saint Nicholas Day:
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Trenton and Charlotte used the money that they made selling toys and books they didn’t want anymore to buy new toys for needy children:
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Decorating gingerbread houses:
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Rudolph the Musical at Hershey:
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Christmas itself was really nice this year.

Our family was asked to carry up Baby Jesus at Christmas Eve Mass.  How special!

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After Mass we came home to see that Snickers (our elf) had brought us some early treats from Santa.  Pajamas and Pie Face!  Who else played Pie Face over the Christmas holiday?  My FB and IG feeds were filled with Pie Face pictures and videos!
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Before long, it was time for the kids to put goodies out for Santa and head up to bed.  Trenton and Charlotte also put out a bag of toys for Santa to take with him.  They couldn’t fit everything in the bag, so they left a box too.  I love their giving hearts!

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Jarrod and my dad had already put one of the big presents together, so thankfully we didn’t have a whole lot of work to do after the kids went to bed.

I knew that we were probably in for an early morning with excited kids, but I was not expecting to be woke up at 1:45.  Trenton came in our room wondering if it was time to go downstairs.  And then he came in our room every 15 minutes after for the next few hours!  Santa should have brought that kid a clock!!!

A reasonable time finally rolled around and all of the kids were up.  They were super excited to see what Santa had brought them!

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After playing with Santa gifts for a while, it was time to open gifts from family.

Once the tornado of gift wrap and trash was cleaned up and the kids were all busy with their new toys, my mom and I got busy cooking.  The rest of the day was spent eating, playing, and relaxing.

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We missed the rest of our family, but we were extremely blessed to have my parents here with us.  What a great Christmas it was!

3 comments:

Janelle Cook said...

Late is better than never, right? I often find myself so far behind that I almost don't blog it... but then I remember that it's more for me and preserving my memories than anything!

Looks like a fun Christmas! I love the pictures of all the kiddos in their PJs! :)

Katie said...

Your family is so beautiful. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!

Meg Taylor said...

Oh my gosh, I love that the kids went shopping for toys with their own money and left them for Santa to take back with him. That is an AMAZING tradition to start!! What a beautiful and loving family you have :)