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Christmas Day

We were able to spend Christmas Day and a few days after with my in-laws and we had a great time, as always.  It was very special since Husby's sister and her family were in.  They live in Tennessee, so we just get to see them once a year or so.  We got to meet and love on our newest little nephew, which was such a treat.


We started the morning with a delicious breakfast casserole and opening gifts.  The boys were so excited to see each other!


Husby's parents started a new tradition of going around and saying what we are thankful for.  This is Levi saying that he was thankful for "Jesus dying on the cross for our sins".  :)  So sweet.  They, too, asked the boys to tell them the story of Jesus and they nailed it!  So sweet.


Here they are putting on their matching superhero belts.  They all got a different hero!


And what's a little boys' Christmas without a sword!  Good call, Poppy.  Here's Levi about to pummel my Bro-in-Law! :)


Husby and I got the oldest boys Power Ranger toys and my goodness gracious, they played Power Rangers for 3 days straight!!


It was certainly a hit!

Ezra was sick and took a nap while we opened gifts, so he got to open the rest of his later.  Poor baby!


We had a huge lunch with Husby's grandparents and all of us and were stuffed to the gills of good cookin'.  There was a lot of sickness going on so we all just laid around catching up for the rest of the day and it was good fun.

That night, we kept with tradition and went to a Chinese buffet!  It was scrumptious, even though I had been looking forward to the chocolate ice cream the whole way there and they were OUT.  Ha!  I still managed to eat lots of other things, though.  Of course.  Like chinese donuts. ;)


The next few days were filled with fun as we went and met Husby's cousin's and their families at Incredible Pizza and were able to catch up with most of them.



My MIL & SIL making sweet rolls!


And it was hard work! :)


And Ezra shared a sweet moment with his Grammy at the piano.


We were also able to get family photos made but I've only seen a couple so far.  It was quite a circus getting those made!



It was a great Christmas 2013.  We are so blessed by our families and the time we are able to spend with them, and then influence they each have on our children.  God is good!

I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. So nice you were able to have those family photos taken....your husband's sister lives off and now you all will be moving farther nice to take a remembrance like that....and oh, my....five boy's???...ha, ha.....the last photo of your sweet family...just the four of you....that is definitely a keeper!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  2. Love the family photos. Looks like a great down to earth home loving Christmas with you in-laws.

  3. That last shot of the four of you is precious! Oh, and enjoy this last "warm" Christmas--funny how we live in the DFW area now and are complaining of temps in the 40's but I remember my college years in Western NY (not far from where you're going).

  4. Your family photos are just beautiful! Canvas, for sure!

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