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Christmas Day 2013

I will eventually catch up! 😉 Christmas Day was so much fun!!! We opened presents as a family, finished our Jesse Tree, & spent time with more family later that day. We saw Mimi & Pop-pop as well as the Perrys, Bill’s dad’s side of the family. Once again, we always love spending time with our family. It really is one of the things most important to us.

 

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This is what we were doing late Christmas Eve night to prepare for Samuel’s Christmas. 🙂 I think we went to bed around 12:45 am.

 

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Christmas Eve 2013

Christmas was busy for us. However we loved getting to spend so much time with family! Bill had to work half a day on Christmas Eve. So we started the day with breakfast at my mom’s. Then we met Bill at his mom & dad’s for lunch. Finally that evening we visited with the Raybons. So, like I said, it was a busy day! I am so far behind with blogging! I am going to just let the pictures speak for themselves.

 

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We had so much fun this year! I think this was the most exciting year with Samuel so far. This is a long post with a lot of pictures. We were really busy this year, but enjoyed our time with friends, church family, & family. It was great to see everyone & spend a little time with them.

The celebrations started off with Samuel’s preschool play. He was Joseph for one part. He did great! 😉 Joseph was a little distracted by his headdress though. Haha! It was adorable to see all the little ones singing together & even playing instruments on one song.

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Ready for preschool!

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Here’s his fan club.

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The cutest little Joseph!

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Then we went to lunch & Marbles museum with Emma, Mimi, & Pop-pop!

The first Friday in December we went with our friends Amy & Mitchell to a Christmas concert. It was awesome! It was Newsong’s A Very Merry Christmas tour. Loved it! Definitely want to go again next year. They had Newsong, Sidewalk Prophets, Audio Adrenaline, Love & The Outcome, & Jason Castro. I may have missed one, but I think that was all of them. It really got us into the Christmas spirit! I can’t believe we didn’t get a picture with Amy & Mitchell!

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We of course had to look at Christmas lights! We went to Piper Lights that is local & they had a wonderful drive-thru with a small store that had hot chocolate, coffee, & candy. They also had a small train ride that took you back through the lights. We took our niece Makayla with us. It was cold, but we had a blast!

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We continued our tradition of the Jesse Tree this year. It starts around Thanksgiving leading up the Jesus’ birthday. Samuel definitely understood more this year & was asking a few questions. We pray as parents that God will guide us to know how to teach & lead Samuel’s heart. Our prayer is for him to come to know Christ one day also & be used mightily for the Lord.

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Our 2013 family Christmas ornament:

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I found this Korean nativity & knew we had to have it! Isn’t it beautiful?! There are more pieces, but for now we got the basic set.

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Samuel also loved playing with this nativity paper set & book that we found.

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We enjoyed a Christmas party with our Sunday School class at the beginning of December. Lots of fun & laughs together!

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Ending Samuel’s preschool year they had a Christmas party! These little ones are a lot of fun! We had a Happy birthday Jesus party!

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Samuel’s cousin Rebecca is in his class. They love Mrs. Madison!

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We had some fun with a few Christmas crafts. The gingerbread house is in the back. I couldn’t find my other pictures for that. We also painted with snow paint. It dried puffy like snow!

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The first family gathering was with the Bakers. We haven’t been able to attend the last couple of years so it was nice to see extended family & enjoy time with them. Especially my Nanny.

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Then the following weekend we had the Ladd family Christmas. We don’t get to see all of these families enough during the year! James & Samuel had the most fun playing with a card board box. Samuel’s favorite gift was of course the BIG 18-wheeler he got from Grandma Ladd. 🙂

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We had another Christmas party later that night with the Price family. Lots of fun seeing them & the kids enjoyed playing with each other again.

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The kiddos hearing the story of Jesus’ birth.

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Happy birthday Jesus!

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I love to bake, but couldn’t find time this year to do much. I did have to make time for sugar cookies with my boy!

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We had a wonderful time seeing family that we don’t get to see nearly enough! We love you all & hope you all had a great Christmas too! I’ll be posting a separate post for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Lots of fun!

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This year we got 2 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to fill. We had a great time shopping & picking out things to go in the shoe boxes. It was hard to begin with for Samuel to understand that the things we were buying we not for him. He got it though & had fun picking stuff out…especially for the little boy box. We chose to fill a box for a little boy & a little girl, both in the 2-4 year age range. I hope the items bless the children that receive them. We paid for the shipping online so we could track our boxes online! They each have a bar code that will be scanned & we can track which country the shoe boxes go to! I thought that was a great idea to follow them & show Samuel, so he continued to understand we were sending the boxes to little kids who don’t have very much. I’m so thankful that we are abundantly blessed & hope that we bless others no matter how much or how little we can.

 

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