12.29.2010

Christmas in Photos

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I am still a little bit in denial that it is over already. I have forced myself to stop listening to Christmas Carols, but we are keeping our decorations up until after the New Year.

Having a baby at Christmas changed everything about it. It some how enhanced the meaning for me. I have always celebrated the birth of Christ at Christmas, but something about being a mother, made me really connect with the Nativity story. I have a new appreciation of the many sacrifices that Mary made as well as riding countless miles on a donkey at nine months pregnant!


This year we went along with our normal traditions but tweaked them just a bit. Christmas Eve, Keating and I some how had the house to ourselves so I decided to make sure I had a lot of great photos of him in front of the tree. Sometimes I forget to take photos and I wanted to remember every detail about his first Christmas.

{I really love those overalls, in case you cant tell!}

He was more interested in playing with the dogs and eating my iphone than taking photos... but I think I got a few good ones!



It looks like he is praying, Such a little angel! ;)





Last Spring we went to a festival and had this ornament made, I really cant believe how much his little hand has grown since then! I want to do one every year because it is so sweet.

Christmas Eve we headed out to church. They had all kids come to the sanctuary for the service so needless to say we had our work cut out for us. My dad went to take him walking half way through, and I kept hearing a loud little voice yelling "DA DA DA DA" his favorite phrase. Overall, he was really good.

After church we headed home for Christmas eve dinner with our good friends. Keating was up way past his bedtime, but he loved showing off his new Christmas PJ's. He looked like such a big boy wearing these!


Even though he obviously doesn't understand the concept of Christmas morning, he woke up bright eyed at 6:45 am ready to go. I was surprised that he was actually really into opening gifts. He knew that they were toys for him, and he immediately wanted to check them out.
{sorry for the flashy photos, I really need to buy a good flash}


For months, his GPaw has been scouring Ebay to find vintage Tonka toys for Blue. Here he is checking one of them out!


After opening gifts we headed to my sister in laws house for our annual brunch and to open gifts with them. While we were there, it started SNOWING! We were predicted to get a white Christmas, but I wasn't going to believe it until I saw it!
{Yes my child doesnt have a jacket on, but he was only outside for a second}


These are all before the heavy snowfall, but Keating LOVED playing in the snow!


Such a little dare devil. I'm going to have my work cut out for me!

We didnt have a baby friendly sled, so our redneck laundry basket worked just fine! Lola really wanted to sled too!

Christmas night we had family over for fondue, and played a game called Mexican Train. Have you ever played? It's a ton of fun and gets super competitive. The rest of the night we spent making snowmen and sledding in the snow.

This Christmas will be very hard to top, we had a lot of firsts with a new baby and our first White Christmas ever. I am sad that it flew by so quickly, but we made so many great memories! I am so very blessed and thankful.

I hope everyone else had a very Merry Christmas!!

12 comments:

  1. Love the pictures!! The one of K and B sledding is precious!

    And I can totally relate to the nativity story now that I have been preggo! What a sacrifice!

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  2. Mexican Train is our favorite game! And I love the pictures of Keating sledding! He is just too adorable!

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  3. Adorable! I love the laundry basket sled!

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  4. OMG the "praying" pic is the cutest ever....you have a gorgeous family!

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  5. the second to last photo is priceless! xoxoxo

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  6. He is starting to look like such a little boy! His face in the sledding pictures are priceless!

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  7. OMGoodness! These are such great photos! What wonderful memories you have captured... especially the laundry basket sledding. SO fun!

    We loved the White Christmas too! We may NEVER see that again!

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  8. You've got to tell us about Mexican Train!

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  9. he is such a cute little man!! i love it! and your hair looks fab...tres b. davis =)

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  10. *tear* You do us Georgians proud, sliding down a hill of 1/2" of snow in a laundry basket. ;o)

    Looks like a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  11. PS - I LOVE Mexican Train. There are a million ways to play, too!

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  12. He is getting so big & as always looks so adorable!

    A laundry basket is a GREAT sled as far as I am concerned!!

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