Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 Christmas Highlights

Here are some highlights of our Christmas Season this year.

We went to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at our Church.

Leah was busy with Christmas Crafts, making cookies for Santa and helping bake the cookies for the tins we gave to our neighbors. She also made a Gingerbread House at a friend's birthday party.

We spent time just relaxing and reading...

Plenty of Love and Hugs for everyone (including Libby).

Paige got a Sock Monkey for Christmas...Buster got socks for Christmas. This is his imitation of Sock Monkey using his new black socks.

We feel so blessed to have a loving family and so happy that both sets of grandparents came to spend Christmas with us. We had a great time together.


Tracy P. said...

Happy New Year, Joy! Those are some fun memories!

You were right on--we've been in central FL with my dad and his wife, and are now back at my inlaws in south GA. We're making some awesome grandparent memories ourselves.

Your girls are adorable.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Both sets of Grandparents!! Wow...thats fantastic!

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

My oldest loves Sock Monkeys!

Happy New Year!!

Vic Grace said...

Best wishes in the New Year. I enjoyed your pictures. It must be nice to be close to your church. Ours is almost 2 hours drive away on gravel roads so we only go every other Sunday maybe less in winter and we are not able to participate in much. That is one of the reasons we are thinking of moving as we are so isolated out here.

Allison said...

Are those my chocolate andes mint cookies? :) Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!!

Betty said...

Loved the pictures! Looks like a fun time!

Pam said...

There's just nothing like family down time! Loved all the photos! I'm a big picture person. A visual learner I guess!

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the pictures!!! My car color is really called "Sunburst Orange Metallic" and is more of a copper color. We had a copper color Lincoln back in the 1980's and my last car was a 1993 Red Cadillac. I like bright car colors!!!!

Have a Blessed New Year.

Alicia said...

Just wanted to say hi. You came by my blog a while back and I've been meaning to get over here and thank you for stoping by and commenting.
You're girls are a little bit older than mine and it looks like they attend school which makes you a rare contact for me as a christian former homeschooling mom now in the public schools.
I look forward to coming by more.:)

Allison said...

That cracks me up that your nephew (right?) said the cookies tasted like gum :) heheh

Cicero Sings said...

I thought I had marked your link in bloglines but I guess I didn't?! So I've had to look back a bit.

I'm glad you like my winter pics because I'm running out of ideas for any more winter pics!

Looks like you had fun times over the holidays. All the best in the New Year!

Joyfulsister said...

Happy New Year Joy!!
Yay I can visit you again , Thanks for dropping by, What a lovely picture of you and your family. I think being with family is the best event of all, and when celebrating the birth of Christ and the New Years it's an extra special celebration of togetherness.

Hugz Lorie

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey...I LOVE these pictures! So warm and "family-y" lol :) I love how you make the collages!

Hey, that little monkey on the shoulder is so cute! Looks like something I would be carrying around to go beddy-bye at night! Sooooo cute! Can I name him "Mr. Boo-Boo-Bye-Bye"? hee hee! :)

You have a big, beautiful family! :) And it looks like you all had so much fun and made lots n lots of memories! :)

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Dear Joy, thank-you for your recent comments and greetings. It looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Your blog warms my heart!