Monday, December 26, 2011

Our Christmas

Christmas eve 8

Will (on Christmas Eve) looking pretty pleased as he's checking gifts under the tree.

Christmas eve 9
Our tradition for Christmas Eve typically is pretty relaxed and low key.
We attend the children's service at our church,
then come home
and unwrap a few family gifts with our oldest son and his girlfriend.
Christmas Eve Storyboard

Milk and cookies are left for Santa...

Christmas eve 6
This year we let Grace and Will stay up a little later than normal
and they slept in until 7:30 am, that was a first!

Christmas day Grace
Santa left some awesome gifts for 2 children that were awfully good this year.  ;)
Christmas Day Storyboard
I spent about two hours Christmas morning just watching them enjoy their gifts,
 listening to them talk and laugh,
and play together.
Time that was precious to me.

I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

Christmas day Will

12 kind words:

Hoots Momma said...

love this post Gail.. PS I left you an e-mail... but forgot to first say Merry Christmas. Looks like it was one to remember. the story board was so cute.

Love Letters To China said...

You really captured Christmas beautifully Gail. So happy you were able to relax and enjoy the day. I didn't take one picture yet again this year. My morning came way too early. ;-) Next year I'll do better. Especially since I was given such an awesome toy this year.


Number 6 and no more counting! said...


That mug is amazing. I had one when I was a kid. Is that yours from years ago? Or is it new?

So, I am dying to know what William's castle is about? So cute.

the pictures are A M A Z I N G! I loved spending time looking at them.


Eva said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Grace and Will look like they truly enjoyed their presents.

Glad your Christmas was merry!

Debbie said...

This post makes me smile :). wonderful photos.

Gina Kleinworth said...

Looks like it was a very joyous day indeed. I can just imagine that wonderful sound of hearing them enjoying their gifts. Thanks for the smile today Gail!

Sharon said...

Such a great post! I love all of the pictures. LOVE them!

Laurie said...

Love the pictures, as usual. Love Grace's jammies, love Will's castle, and am in such agreement with you about enjoying that time with them playing together. It's just starting at our house, and I LOVE it!!

Sharon Ankerich said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing your Christmas morning!!! Wonderful gifts for beautiful children!!! I love the mug one with the gorgeous bokeh behind it. Beautiful morning for your family!!! Blessings and love! XO

3 Peanuts said...

What a beautiful post. Looks like a lovely Christmas. I have been too lazy to post ours yet...and none of my images even holds a candle to these. That is for sure:)

Courtney said...

It looks like they were very good this year. It is just precious to sit and watch all the joy and wonder in children's eyes on Christmas.

Kim said...

LOVE those faces...
Glad you had a great Christmas..

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