Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas 2009

Another holiday season has passed, and 2009 was like a blur flying by faster than a shooting star. We have been truly blessed this year and are grateful to God for all He has done in our lives.

We celebrated Christmas with Gabe, Ryan, Dane & Hunter the weekend before Freddie's birthday. We had an enjoyable time opening stockings. Then we went to Wichita Falls to eat out for Poppa's birthday followed by some shopping and an excursion to Christmas Critters at the Nature Center. This was an outdoor exhibit of Christmas lights. It was a neat place, but brrrrrrrrr it was so cold!!!

Dane was so funny because he was really into Christmas this year. He could hardly wait to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. Brie enjoyed visiting with Santa; Hunter was not sure about him, and Brodie wanted NO part of that jolly old man this year! Another funny thing about Dane was he was in a shopping mood. We went to Hobby Lobby, and he kept putting things into my shopping cart. He wanted everything from a snowman pillow to scrapbook paper to beads--it was so funny!!

When we returned back home, we opened gifts. It was fun watching Hunter actually open his own gifts this year. :)

Then we had a blizzard on Christmas Eve. Our electricity was out for about 5 hours and I had not finished my cooking. So we went to Danita's to try to do some of my baking. Josh was gone all day trying to get everybody's power back on, so we just hung out with Brie, Brodie & Danita. Christmas Eve at Granny's was postponed because of the weather.

Christmas Day we woke up and saw what Santa brought Brie & Brodie. Then we returned home to exchange gifts. Brie loved her princess vanity keyboard and Brodie couldn't stop playing his new guitar. We may have a family band before too long, lol!!
We ate lunch at Granny Lewis' and the kids opened gifts. It was fun watching Brie and Maddie play together because it reminded me of when Danita & Amy were younger. Then we returned home and spent a quiet evening at home.

It was a great Christmas and we were so glad that all of our family was healthy and had safe travel. We enjoyed celebrating the birth of Jesus and look forward to what 2010 holds for us.


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great pics! Glad to hear you had a great CHRISTmas! :D

Robin said...

Wonderful pictures and I can not imagine having Christmas with a back drop of snow like that!
How perfect.
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