Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Christmastime...


Our family thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas season. The Lord blessed us with many wonderful times together!


Jonathan...jolly as usual; watching us put up decorations!


Alanna just couldn't wait 'til Christmas...she gave her gifts a few weeks early! [smile]


William was pleased with a license plate for his bike.


Ivan loves coconut, and is becoming quite the baker! These coconut truffles were delish.


His special airplane cookie. I love how meticulous he is with the decorating.




Buckeyes! A favorite. 

We went to see the Christmas lights downtown on Mom's birthday...

 






We decided to forgo our traditional Christmas Eve fire since it was so warm outside. But we still had pumpkin pie. =)


We had a delightful time on Christmas day...





With ten of us, and five people giving, there are ALOT of presents to go around! 




Jonathan never lacks attention!


 Excited to start opening presents...




It's a blast watching various family member's reactions to their gifts!


     


 









Alanna and I accumulated more layers as we opened presents. [smile]


Outside time...a cold front came just in time for Christmas day!


Christmas dinner...






"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people... 
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life!"
{Luke 1: 69, 74-75}

6 comments:

The Anders said...

Great pictures! Christmas with kiddos is so much fun! :)

Susan Schmidt said...

Love these pictures!! Your Christmas looked wonderful. I loved the picture of Teresa and Jonathan outside. Also, I'm sure y'all have been able to enjoy some fires since Christmas Eve with all the cold weather you've had lately. :)

Anonymous said...

The pics are good. Christmas decorating is always so much fun.a Looks like the kids loved decorating the cookies. (= -Lydia <3

Pauline Taylor said...

Love these pics:) thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

So happy that you had a wonderful Christmas! love all the pictures...
Treasure

Anonymous said...

These pictures are so beautiful! Thankful that you all had a wonderful Christmas together. Thank you for posting pictures; I love getting to see all of your beautiful faces. I also smiled to see so many pairs of shorts on Christmas! : )

~Aunt Leah