Friday, January 29, 2010 was only a month ago

Since I posted Thanksgiving photos a month late it only seemed appropriate that I post Christmas a month late too...

This year we spent our "official" Christmas with the Campbell family. Christmas really lasted about a week for us because we house hopped between all the grandparents, but it was fun and we are thankful to have so many family members close by. Unfortunately with all the driving/packing/unpacking, I didn't take any pictures except for Christmas with the Campbells. Sorry to my family, you guys got the boot. I promise we love you. Next year maybe you'll get in a photo or two :)

This is Lucy's chair that Mimi got her for Christmas. She LOVES it. Like seriously. Climbing all over it all the time. It rocks too so she enjoys that.

Christmas Eve, trying to pose in front of the tree. This is the best we could get.

Sweet cousins. They love each other. It was really neat this year getting to watch them play because they seem so much closer in age than they ever have before. They're both in the "toddler" phase, which was a challenge at some times, but also really fun.

Watching cartoons. Most likely Elmo was involved.

I had to work on Christmas Eve (boo!) but I made it just in time to go to the Christmas Eve service at our church. The kids sat in this year since they didn't provide nursery, which was interesting, but they actually did better than expected. Mind you though, our expectations weren't that high. After the service Mrs. Campbell cooks her traditional dinner, which was amazing as usual, then we took pictures and let the kids open their Christmas pjs....a tradition in both mine and Mark's family.

Newlyweds! This is their first Christmas together, how cute.

The set up Christmas morning. They got way too much stuff :)

The obligatory stair picture before we "come on down". It's never attractive but we do it anyway.

Lucy was the first one in....

Doin a little jig to the Christmas music.

This is the car Mark and I got her. She LOVES it. It was the first thing she ran to Christmas morning.

The vacuum cleaner was also a big hit. Wish it sucked up dog hair.

Look how big he looks here! Opening up some trucks...

Both kids loved the kitchen. Lucy's pouring some coffee here.

Giving Heidi some Christmas love.

After opening presents, we headed our separate ways to do Christmas lunches/presents with other sides of the family. We came back to the Campbell's that night and spent the next day with them. Mrs. C got them matching aprons so we decided to give baking a shot with the kiddos....

Lucy was more interested in the spice rack.

All in all, it was a blessed Christmas and although it took us past New Years to recover, it was a lot of fun. Lucy got so many new things I had to pack two bins full of her old toys. One goes in the attic, the other goes to consignment! Sorry again this post was so late, but maybe it will bring back some fond Christmas memories for you :)


molly said...

Love this post--it's nice being a little late because it makes me happy to remember! There are some great pictures--I may steal some. Except of course for the trio pics of my greasy hair but whatev....

Meredith said...

My goodness these are cute!!