Sunday, January 20, 2008

Family Christmas

This Christmas we were blessed to have both of our children, Courtney and Jeremiah, and their families with us. This was the first time in about 5 or 6 years we've all gotten together. We had expected Courtney and Dave to arrive with the kids in the afternoon, but our doorbell rang at 9 in the morning. Thomas, Taisie, and Levi were hiding by the door, with Courtney under the porch taking pics of my reactions.
Jeremiah had Lila enthralled by his beard. She wasn't quite sure what to make of him.
We gave Thomas and Taisie Nintendo DS Lites. They each had different games and played all morning.
They apparently enjoyed them because they hardly set them down for the next 4 days.
Levi got his own, unbreakable, digital camera. He ran around taking pics of everyone and everything. The camera has games on it and will also let Levi take videos.
I got to hold the baby some, which was a good present for me. Lila just kinda took it all in and watched everyone acting goofy. She opened her collection of rubber Disney Princesses and wasted no time chewing them. Can you say "teething"?

Levi got a dragon costume from Uncle Jeremiah. He had gloves, shoes, head, and a cape with scales. You can only imagine his ferocious roar.
Courtney had received her Christmas gift early. Family members sent funds to Dave and he presented them to Courtney so she could buy an exceptional digital camera.
Jeremiah was right in there with the kids. Throwing paper everywhere. He did the uncle thing very well.
Dave kept getting the one things kids dread at Christmas, books! But, it didn't seem to bother him much.
Taisie was flooded with Hanna Montana clothes, dolls, games, jewelry, and of course plenty of Disney stuff.
We all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed our time together. Christmas is so much more when there's family there to enjoy it with you. I hope you all were as blessed with your Christmas day as we were with ours.

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