Tuesday, December 28, 2010

do.

merry christmas!

the girls and i have spent the past few days driving back and forth and all over town to make sure we hit (almost!) every family event. today will mark our fifth christmas gathering. crazy? yes. stressful? a little. super-fun and totally-worth-it? definitely.
here are some moments from the past few days...

christmas eve day:
we spent christmas eve day with mr.a's extended family...

quinn tries out her mini tea set...
 my newest nephew!

christmas eve:
piper hangs her daddy's stocking...
our attempt at a "family" picture
(per piper's request)...

 christmas morning:
we spent christmas morning with my family.
a christmas picnic...
 i love this face...
 piper says, "hi daddy!"
 we always read the christmas story...
 before presents...
my sister & i diy'd our own version of this...
aren't we awesome?!
my best friend...
a christmas day tradition since 2000!

the day after christmas:
we spent the day after christmas with mr.a's other extended family.
they're a little kooky...
skype session...
i got a little choked up when everyone started singing christmas carols to him.
eating lunch with mr. a...
charades!

my (unsuccesful) attempt at a group shot... 
(almost) the whole fam damily...
though we desperately missed mr.a...
the girls and i truly had a blessed christmas. we are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many friends and family. mr.a's relatives are as dear to me as my own. they make me laugh, make me feel loved, and were a great distraction from missing him. i am one lucky lady.

5 comments:

  1. that was an AWESOME post so postive Loved the ending. My favorite you had so much fun! Can't wait to catch up soon!

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  2. looks like you had a joy filled christmas! we call chris's family the "whole fam damily" too! :) crazy in-laws!!

    your sign for your mom was AH-MAY-ZING! great work girlies!

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  3. What an awesome place to celebrate Christmas! Beautiful!!!!

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