Christmas 2012

What a wonderful Christmas we had.  This year has been really good for us as a family and we have grown so much this year spiritually. Our church home and our Sunday school class have been such a blessing to us.  We have learned so much from our Sunday school families and it has made us closer and stronger as a family. Our focus this Christmas, as always, is Jesus and what he did for us.  It just warms my heart when we ask our 5 year old what Christmas means, and she says “its Jesus’ birthday”.  This season we focused on helping others and remembering the reason for the season.

We headed to church for our Christmas Eve service, our family was able to join us and watch the girls perform in the service.

Karyn sang a trio…by sing, I mean she stood there and didn’t sing a single word.

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The girls with Grams & Granddad.

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The girls with Great-Grammy Rose.

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The girls with Grandma & Heypa.

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After service we headed out to dinner and then to see Christmas lights.

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Once we got home, it was time for one gift and a story read by Daddy-O.


New PJs for our little girlies.


Daddy reading the Night Before Christmas.


Setting the cookies and milk out for Santa.  The girls were very excited! They both sat with Santa, talked to him and were very excited in hopes that they would get the bikes they asked for.


Off to bed the girls went and what did they wake up to?


Karyn came down about 530, which is normal and she comes right into our room.  Well this morning she came down and when she didn’t come into our room, I got up to check on her.  She was just standing in front of her new bike and just looking at it.  It was so cute, I don’t think she knew what to think.  I was able to get her to come lay down for a little while longer till sister got up.


BIKES!!! They were both excited to get what the asked for, it was a rainy morning so they took their first ride down the hallway.



Sweet Karyn, bed head and everything.


The girls got a game from Santa, this is a tradition from Tom’s family.  Every year Santa brings a game that the family can play together.

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Our rainy morning turned into a snowy afternoon and we had a White Christmas!! The snow was so much fun and this year the girls wanted to go and play.

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Lets play!

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Fast forward 2.5 days….the snow was finally gone enough that the girls could try out their new bikes.

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We had such a wonderful Christmas and we are looking forward to enjoying walks with the girls on their bikes.  We are also looking forward to some family tennis games with our new rackets from Santa.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.