Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Day

Remember that Christmas that was so magical? Where your kids just jumped with joy and loved every single moment of the entire day. And you had a big beautiful Christmas brunch, and then opened presents for hours. Yes I remember that one too. It just happened...and I didn't take any pictures!!

I decided I was going to sit and enjoy the day and not worry about the camera so much. BUT I was still planning to take a few pictures to mark the occasion. But it didn't happen. I blame it on the stressed out brain of mine. The one that was busy getting everything ready for our big Christmas Eve party at our house, and the brain that was up until 1:30 am putting together the big gifts, and the brain that was just so excited about being part of the moment that it wasn't so worried about documenting that moment.

Here are some of the pictures I did take.

Christmas Eve, 1:00 am. Everything is ready, and it looks like Santa might have already filled those stockings. He sure is sneaky

The littlest on her new rocking horse from Santa

Showing off their new bath robes from Santa

Playing with the new dollhouse from Mom and Dad

The day was magic. We had Sarah, Nick and Ben's dad over night and Christmas day. The girls loved their gifts. We got Hailey a nice vanity table to do her 'makeup' and hair at. Cait got a kitchen set to replace the tiny useless one we bought for Hailey 5 years ago. And Paige got this beautiful dollhouse. Ben's dad built it for Rebecca a million years ago. Then Ashley had it, then some cousins had it, then the barn had it, and the Rebecca's family had it, then the Barn had it again. And finally we took it into our possession. We repainted it, and refinished the furniture. It was quite the project...but so worth it. This is something we KNOW Paige will love because she literally plays Barbie's for hours every single day. Other gifts that were given at Christmas were: books, a Furbie, some Barbies, Monster High Dolls, a baby doll or two, some Littlest Pet Shop, a PS4 Controller, some makeup, Sephora Gift Cards, tools, binoculars, dirt bike gear, Studio lighting, new camera bag, Ski Hill discount cards and so on. It was a fun Christmas. It was fun surprising people with gifts and it was just great to spend the day with people I love. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is nice to be in the moment instead of behind the lens. Your Christmas sounds wonderful.
Love, G-Ma and G-Pa