Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas & New Years

Christmas for us is about the birth of Jesus so we try to keep things pretty simple and focused on his birth. So there are not a lot of presents (but of course there are some presents) but instead we spend a lot of time together as a family making memories and continuing our tradtions. We read the Christmas story in Luke and normally we have a birthday cake for Jesus (though we did not do that t his year) Our Christmas with 5 kiddos was very sweet and peaceful.

Matching (all Monkey) PJ's a Christmas tradition
Bubba getting a huge sucker from his stocking

Right after Christmas is New Years which was alot of fun. First we decorated the house in the black and silver theme and made punch and snacks for the evening. We ate some nice little snacks during the evening while we waited for the clock to strike 12. At 12 am we went outside, along with the rest of our neighbors and proceeded to start popping off firecrackers. The girls love to do this!

Parker &  Peyton watch Dad light a big firecracker!
Bubba celebrating with his noisemaker...isn't he getting to be such a big boy!

Well that's just a little Christmas and New Year update I certainly hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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