Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Merry Christmas

Yesterday was our first Christmas without Brad. It actually went really well. We usually have the kids draw names and buy for one other person, but this year I decided to have them buy for everyone. I thought it might help our 'view' of Christmas as a time of giving. They had fun picking out things for each other and then on Christmas, giving their gifts to their siblings. It was a lot of fun.

All of my family came over and spent most of the day after present time. I may not like how we 'got' here, but I am so grateful to 'be' here. I love being by my family and having the kids get to know their family. It has been quite a blessing!
My 'in law' family came over Christmas eve
and we had fun playing,
putting together the basketball hoop (it took hours! Thanks Jeff!!), and playing Apples to Apples. This picture is all of my inlaw family. Quite a nice looking group, no? :o) This pic is of Ben and his cousin Morgin. So cute!!

On Christmas, my family all came over, minus my brother in Tucson. It was another great holiday with the kids playing nice, good food, fun games, and lots of laughing. My sister brought her Rock Star boyfriend and he fit right in! Here is Josh with Quincie and Riglee....he was great with the girls!

Our family got Band Hero from Thorin. I love how we can all play together! And, Ben even reads the words to the songs and sings for us. it is toooo much fun! Course, it would be better if the lyrics were better, but hey, he is reading! All in all we had a wonderful Christmas eve and day and I am so glad we had family to share it with!


Cheryl said...

Beckie what wonderful photos and so very glad that you have a loving family near by. May you have a Happy and Blessed New Year.

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