January 29, 2011

A look back at Christmas

Christmas 2010 was full of fun.  Jenna and I spent an evening putting together and decorating a gingerbread house.  It was fun and Jenna loved putting all the candy on it.

A family picture on Christmas Eve

After making homemade pizza for lunch, we opened gifts with the kids.  Garrett had not touched the presents under the tree or really played with the tree at all during the weeks leading up to Christmas.  However, once we started pulling the prsents out from under the tree and opening them he quickly realized that he could fit under there and reach more.  It was very entertaining to watch him scoot under the tree!

He knew exactly what to do when a present came his way.  He loves his new cars, his very own bean bag (no more sharing with sis) and Elmo books that make noise of course!

Jenna was so thrilled with her rollerblades.  She has been practicing downstairs so that when springtime comes she can keep up with the neighbor kids.

Christmas Eve we celebrated with my family.  Here are the kids with their cousin Allee and Gram.

We felt very blessed to spend the holidays with so many family and friends and made many changes in our family to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.  One of my favorite memories of Christmas was hearing  Jenna pray "thank you God for sending your son, baby Jesus, to Earth to be born so that he could forgive our sins"....from the mouths of babes.

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