Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas Recap

Christmas has come and gone...and I'm way behind!  Since almost all of our pictures have Halle in them...you'll have to settle for our Christmas decorations.  I do have one picture to share of Halle...you'll see.  Pictures first..then more of a post...

This is Halle's "SWEET" bum....isn't that so cute?
This is just a sampling of ALL the snow we got...it made getting around a little challenging!
A close-up of our Christmas tree
 A not so close-up of our tree
One of Halle's "Baby's first Christmas" ornaments
Our stockings.....
Comfort & Joy...and a lighted tree
My beloved Willow Tree Nativity...Aaron made the stable!

We had such a nice Christmas, but...it was very busy!  We started off Christmas Eve night with dinner and presents at my Mom's...Halle did great and slept a lot....I got some really nice sweaters and some warm boots...HOORAAYY...Halle got some cute clothes and few toys...books too.  Aaron received a sweatshirt, some t-shirts and the "Back to the Future" trilogy...he's been wanting that for a few years now.  Christmas morning we headed back to my Mom's for Christmas brunch and stockings....more fun stuff!  Including DVD's....HOORAAYYY!!  Halle napped with Auntie Amber in Grammies comfy chair while Mom and I cooked up some stuff for Christmas night at Aunt Ione & Uncle Ron's.  I made green bean casserole from scratch...soooooo yummy!  Mom made a broccoli/corn casserole and we tagged teamed with her rice dish and even Amber helped with the artichoke parmesan dip.  Then we dressed up a bit and headed to Aaron's families extended family Christmas.  We stayed for about an hour and headed to Aunt Ione & Uncle Ron's.  Halle did not like all the traveling around and every time she woke up she was in a different house...that didn't go very good either!  Next time, we won't be doing so much of that...it's not good for her!  But...it was fun!  The day after Christmas we spent most of the day at Aaron's brother's house with all of our family....the kids had so much fun opening gifts and we enjoyed yet ANOTHER yummy meal!  That takes us to Saturday...we so enjoyed brunch with our dear friends Kyle & Angela and their kiddos, Conner & Sydney...and even Kristin came...we hadn't seen her in FOREVER!  I hope we do this again soon!!  We visited with Grandma Carla in Bellingham at the Care Center Saturday afternoon and came home for a quick nap and were off to the Reimer's for pizza and fun!!  That about sums up our Christmas...we were sad that due to the snow our Christmas Eve service was cancelled.....next year.  We are ready to begin 2009 with lots more memories...we started that out with New Year's Day at Jeremy & Heather's....fun, fun and more fun....we hope your holiday was as special as our's......

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I love your Willow Tree Nativity!! Halle's little outfit is adorable!

Mighty M said...

LOVE the nativity April! And Halle's bottom! ;-) Can't wait until we get to see more of her.

Janet said...

Great pictures! I agree with Mighty M! Halle's bottom is, as we say in our house a cutie batutie. It's great to catch up with your blog!