Christmas Past...2009 that is!

I thought I would post a few pictures, a snipet of our Christmas with our kids! We had a blast! Everyone stayed here so we had lots of time for playing, laughing, eating and a little sleeping!

First of all, thank you God! What a fun start to our Christmas Eve morning. The little boys and Honey were sneaking into the kitchen to start the coffee and cocoa when what to our wondering eyes should appear...SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our little guys on their scavenger hunt Christmas Eve morning. Emma let the boys do the work this year! :)

Emma and David hanging out while the little guys did the hunt, they were sweet little cousins and found Emma's gifts too!

Now it is the "big kids" turn! Here they are reading the slightly altered "Twas the Knights on Christmas Eve" poem and looking for clues! It is HARD to stump this group, after all, Zach and Ashley have had around 25 years experience!

Our annual Gingerbread Contest was a huge success again. I am blown away with how creative our children are! First we let the little guys do their very own house (Emma Grace-a house will be waiting for you next time!) and then the adults got serious and construction began! It was so fun once again to watch our couples plot, plan and produce such lovely little homes! Larry even brought out a power tool! Scary huh! (Please excuse how we all look...the best part about Christmas Eve was the fact that MOST of us stayed in our "fat pants" ALL day!!!)

Bud, Honey and the four little grands enjoying a Christmas book before bedtime! Sweet snuggles!

I had the great honor of bringing all the grands down the hall on Christmas morning! What a treat!!!

They were an excited little group! First thing to do, find the pickle!!

Here are a few of MANY pictures that capture the fun we all had on Christmas morning! The little ones opened their gifts, then we enjoyed a big breakfast (complete with a new breakfast casserole that everyone loved!) and then it was stocking time! Our family loves stockings! First the little ones opened theirs and then the big kids! Wow, our children did an amazing job stuffing ours! We played and sipped on coffee and cocoa for hours! Then we all loaded up in the afternoon and headed to Larry's parents for Knight Christmas. It was a wonderful day! We are so incredibly blessed!

Emma sporting one of her new bows!

David is excited about Emma's gift...boots!!

Owen is pretty excited about his stocking goodies!

Clay, what is it?

Will has the opening gifts skills!

Bud, looks like you hit the jackpot!

I think Ashley sees a new clothing item in her future!!

David, it's your turn!!!

Meg, what did you get???

Zach, you've been patient...but dig in, its your turn!!

And finally, Honey and Bud's FAVORITE packages under the tree!


The Watsons said...

Yalls family is truly so precious. I hope hope hope that I can do a lot of those same things with our kids (and one day grandkids). Such special memories that bond a family together even more.

annalee said...

i love all your traditions. my favorite pics were getting to see the details in each gingerbread houses!

karen said...

looks like such a lovely christmas holiday. i especially love the snuggly times you had! happy 2010 to you and your wonderfully delightful family! love, karen

Ashley said...

it was SO fun!