Saturday, January 19, 2008

Christmas Joy Part 3 - The Festivities

Is it too late in January to blog about Christmas?

Here is my reasoning why it's not too late -
1. If this were a scrapbook, it would be at least July before I got around to it.
2. I have had SO much going on since we got back, I really haven't had time to post before now.
3. Aren't we supposed to feel the Christmas spirit all year long?

So, in the spirit of Christmas, here are a few pictures from our trip...

On Christmas Eve, we had a special visitor come to the house! The kids were so excited when they saw who came through the door...They all got to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
Even Teddy!Then we had our traditional family program with singing carols, musical numbers and Dad reading the Christmas story while the grandkids dressed up as the Nativity scene in the costumes my Mom made. They all looked so cute!

Ashley was a A wise person!!Teddy was the understudy for the part of the wiseman.
Bella was an angel.
Tyler was SO thrilled to be a shepherd.And Ashlea and Tanner, the teenagers, were Mary and Joseph. They were very sweet to participate, even though I'm sure they were thinking the whole time, "I'm too old for this!"It was a very entertaining presentation! Ashley was a wiseman who wandered afar - like all over the living room. Bella decided she wanted to be the angel and the wiseman and the shepherd and Mary and kept taking Ashley's crown and gift and Tyler's staff and Ashlea's baby Jesus doll. Tyler was NOT INTERESTED.
It was hilarious! They were all so funny and it was definitely a memorable evening!

On Christmas Day, we went to Scott's aunt and uncle's house for a wonderful dinner. Grandma was able to come from the rehab center to spend some time with us and we were so grateful to be able to see her.Then we went over to Stephanie's house and had our traditional grab bag game! Everyone brings a ton of random gift and we all open them and trade and barter and laugh at the funny things we get.Looks like Scott's mom got some cool new sunglasses!Here I am with my grab bag gift....I think I'll keep him!I am so grateful for our awesome families and friends and how spending time with them makes the Christmas season even more special.


Jill said...

It's never too late for Christmas! I'm glad you posted - I was beginning to wonder why I hadn't seen a post from you, yet! Happy New Year! :o)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a super fun time!

Anonymous said...

as we were looking at your pictures Chloe spurts out "I love Brother Kines and Sister Kines!"

jennifer said...

Awwwwwwww! We love Chloe!

Sarah C said...

The picture of you and Scott in the blue shirts is so cute.