Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas at Our House

I still can't believe the holidays are over and it's already 2011! But it is, and I figured it's about time I got around to posting our holiday pictures. :) Our camera has been on the fritz, so I didn't get near as many pictures as I usually do of this time of year. Plus after I got home from the hospital and the whole gall bladder surgery thing on Christmas morning, somehow snapping photos wasn't at the forefront of my thoughts.

Mid-December, Jeremy headed out of town for a week on a business trip. So, the kids and I decided we would tackle the tree and surprise him when he got back home.

Uh, John David, I think that Santa hat is a little small! :)

Jeremy's mom was able to fly in for Christmas, and it was a huge blessing for all of us! In the 13 years Jeremy and I have been together, we have never been able to spend a Christmas with his mom, so to say the least, it was very meaningful to have her here. Plus, when I ended up in the hospital just a few hours after she arrived (the Thursday before Christmas), we knew God had it all worked out. She was able to spend some good quality time with the kids, and we didn't have to worry about them while Jeremy went back and forth between home and the hospital. While I was in the hospital, Jeremy, his mom, and the kids managed to do some quick Christmas light touring around our area, and enjoyed the lots of snow we got that weekend!

John David and Kylie using their sleds as snowboards - such fun!
Christmas morning came and it was a blur of wrapping paper, smiles, and thankfulness to finally be home with my family.

John David was pretty excited about his Dollar tree handcuffs!
Even Chewy was in the holiday spirit!
Kylie and her kissing frogs
Grandma and Luke

This is my favorite picture from Christmas weekend. It's a bit blurry, but I thought it was precious. As we were opening presents, it started to snow - a lot. Kylie is always so amazed with the snow, and she just went and stood by the windows watching it fall.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! While ours may not have turned out exactly as we had planned, we were still able to enjoy each other and remember the true reason for the season!