HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY JESUS
We lit our Advent wreath during dinner each night
Isaac of course LOVED lighting the candles as we sang....
"O Come O Come Emmanuel"
Isaac was very excited for Jesus's Birthday, when St. Nicholas would come and bring the birthday gifts that Jesus wanted to share with us on HIS birthday.....because He loves us so much
Every day....Isaac would ask, "Is St. Nicholas coming tonight?"
It was hard to keep his focus on Advent, but I guess that the anticipation of St. Nicholas is just too much for little ones to NOT think about
Cute baby toes all painted up pink
Crazy time with Daddy
Being crazy on the famous and super fun Plasma Car
TAKING A BREAK TO NAP
MORE MINION GOGGLE FUN
Yet another crazy game wearing these funny Minion goggles
Savannah decided to make sausage instead of a gingerbread house
but at least we were all together in the kitchen
Gracie Ann looks so cute on her "therapy peanut"
strengthening her muscles
These are little baby washclothes strapped onto Gracie Ann's little hands to help keep her grip open to offset her clinched hands caused by her Cerebral Palsy
Working her brain activity on the swing
Gaining strength in her legs
showing her what her hands can do...She doesn't even know that they are hers!
Madison and Isaac being silly
Out to lunch with Madison and TOTALLY forgot the blessing before our meal! So crazy, right?
I literally messed up the beginning and then forgot ALL of the rest of the words MID-BLESSING!
Madison thought that it was pretty funny so she took a picture AND made a caption!
Madison went to a fun concert with her boyfriend Benny
Jeremy, myself with Steve and Kristin....our longtime friends at Seinfeld Live
Isaac and Jeremiah
I always forget to capture these special moments with my friends
Savannah, Rose and Madeline
More laughing with Madeline
Madison and Ashely
Afternoon movie with the kids at the Lakehouse
SISTER BONDING WITH HAIR COLOR
My girls knew that mama wouldn't say no to sister bonding...even if it included hair color
I gotta say it was fun and cute
Family night at the movies with the 3 oldest
JEREMY AND ANDY AT OUR STAFF CHRISTMAS PARTY
MORE CUTE BABIES
Painting Rocks in the driveway
Making Baby Jesus's Birthday Cake
It's Gotta be an Angel Food Cake...because obviously it fits Baby Jesus perfectly
Jesus's birthday cake is one of my very favorite Christmas traditions
We have made a birthday cake for Baby Jesus for as long as I can remember
.....Setting the table for Christmas Day Dinner
A MOST JOYFILLED DAY INDEED
CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON AT MY MOM AND DAD'S HOUSE
(THE ONLY) Picture (that I could find from Christmas day) brought to you, curtesy of our 17yrs old Madison.....who really captured the spirit of Christmas
One of Isaac's favorite things at Christmas
This silly little Christmas tree that sings "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"
I got it from my friend Eileen years ago and it makes us laugh every time we hear it
NEW YEARS EVE
With our Friends Chasity and Mike and their sweet kids
Hanging out is the best
I love the sound of kids playing all over the house
Why do they think that this is so funny....I guess it is because it is so out of their character
.....they are trying to be "funny" Boys are so goofy sometimes
Daddy/Daughter Kisses are the best ever on New Years
Of course we had a lot of food too
It was a blessed and very joyful way to bring in 2018
Thank You Jesus for all that Christmas means and for the fun of Christmas vacation that allows all of my family to get to be together.....
And especially for Your most important Birth
I love You so much and I am so grateful to You for all of the joy that You continuously shower Your children with.
There were so many more pictures and fun times that I could not even fit into this post...
I stand in total gratitude to You, Lord Jesus Chist for all that You do for Your children and for how mercifly You Love us with a total and Perfect Love