Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

 Christmas Eve with still half the household fighting sickness! We decided to play it simple and not spend the day cooking :) We had lots of fun making our own pizza breads for dinner instead. the kids really enjoyed it but maybe John enjoyed it the most??? lol

 Christmas Morning was lots of fun this year for Gabe..he loved everything about Christmas this year, the tree, the lights, the presents, the cookies! He really seemed to understand it better this year! Christmas was bitter sweet this year! With us all being sick and this being our first Christmas with out mom, we really missed her and it just seemed so weird that she wasn't here. We thought about how much she loved Christmas! We decided to honor her this year and will continue the new traditions in the years coming, such as baking breads, putting bows on our tree! It will never be the same without but it will atleast keep her in the midst of it! 

 New Bike for Nathaniel

 PlayStation 3 for Junior and Spencer

 Laptop for Dest...which i was sadly reminded that she will sure need this next year when she leaves for College :( Way to spoil a moment!!! lol

 A bike for Gabe... maybe this will be the year his brothers wont use his for spare parts and he will actually learn how to ride it! Good sign, he was able to get on it all by himself this time :)
 Love my family more then they will ever know! 
First family photo that Gabriel actually sat down and was happy to participate... look at the smile, the eye contact! He was saying Cheese!!! Love it!
 These kids of mine are the most awesome kids ever! 

 How God has BLESSED me so much!!

 I love how Gabe has his hands around Nathaniel's waist! Brotherly Love!
 After almost 18 years... I think we are finally understanding how Blessed we are that we have stuck it all out and how much love we have for each other! 

 Me and the "princess" striking a pose with our new scarf and head wrap! 

1 comment:

ourjoyfulljourney said...

It definitely was a difficult Christmas..but God got us thru! I plan to continue to carry on her traditions with you guys..baking, bows..I agree, it won't ever be the same..but she will be a part always! xoxo
P.S. When i saw the last picture and your comment..all i thought was.."I can do ALL things thru christ who strengthens me!" It certainly can be his year! ;)