Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Festivities

We had a lovely Christmas this year with our new little family. We spent Christmas Eve with the Spencers, where we ate dinner and opened presents from the grandparents. It's so much fun watching all the grandkids get so excited!

Christmas morning we stayed home and made breakfast, and opened presents by ourselves. Here is a picture of what Chris asked Santa to leave in his stocking this year. Go figure.

We brought Emme out and set her in the bouncer in front of the tree, and she was a happy camper while we opened her stocking and her presents and showed them to her.

When Chris opened this one, he said "...and you got some tights and a chew toy!" Emme responded by telling her dad that she is not a dog -- those are teethers and not chew toys.
{Look at her look at Chris! She just loves her dad.}

Emme sitting in her bouncer with her adorable present outfit on.

All of the edible contents of our stockings were non-chocolate this year (due to the gassy nature of our child)...

...including the hot pockets and taquitos.

Later that day we went to the Spencers for brunch. Emme's asleep in this picture because her naps got all out of whack with all the excitement on the 24th and 25th.

That evening we went to the Pace's for Christmas dinner. And Emme finally woke up, just when it was time for her to go to bed. :)
{How adorable is her little Christmas outfit!?! Thanks, Grandma Pace!}

All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas, and we loved being able to spend it with our families. We can't wait for next year when Emme will be big enough to help open presents and get excited about toys! When we reflect upon all the changes that have happened in our family this year, we feel so blessed and so full of love. What a wonderful year it has been! We look forward to all that lies ahead for us in 2010.

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