Christmas Eve was a full blessed day! We did lots of baking, cooking and decorating. We also took a walk at the beach and enjoyed the warm beautiful weather. That night we went out to eat at a favorite BBQ restaurant...Such a FUN day!!
The weather has been incredible and we have enjoyed it!
Shayla was very sad that we were not getting snow for Christmas...Somehow she thought Christmas meant snow?:) She really wanted to make a snow angel but we told her a sand angel would have to do!
Oh yea, I just had to snap a few more Santa pictures CAN'T GET ENOUGH!
Christmas morning was AWESOME!!! We had a great time watching the kids open presents. I barley sat down but it was so much fun!
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Jim Jim got a new mat for jujitsu
Daddy and Jewels took an afternoon nap while mommy cooked.
Shayla played close by on the floor
Jojo napped with his new puppy
We took an afternoon walk before dinner to try out the new scooters!
Our first Christmas dinner at home! We have always gone to my family or Daddy's for Christmas dinner. This was a special year because it was just us in our home. I know it will not always be this way and we treasured this sweet time. Everything was delicious and of coarse I cooked WAY to much food:) In fact we had four pies, not to mention cookies and cheesecake!
What wonderful memories we created for Christmas 2013! Thank you Jesus!
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.