Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some of my favorites

It was really hard to choose which pictures I liked best from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I opted to just post all my favorites. For some reason I am having problems posting pics from my new Rebel camera. My old camera was a Rebel as well and I have no problems loading them onto the computer, just to my blog. I had a load pictures 2 at a time and that took a little too long!

On Christmas Eve we always go to my in-laws in Bossier. We eat and play Dirty Santa with gift cards. Since kids the gift exchange has taken a back seat just a bit but we still played and ended up with some useful gift cards. This year Uncle Harry also brought a birthday cake for Jesus so the kids sang "Happy Birthday" and enjoyed some birthday cake. That was the highlight of the night for LG!
GG's mother always had sweaters made for Matt and his cousins growing up, so GG started the tradition this year as well!
During the Dirty Santa game something was funny and I caught this shot. Another all-time fave!
And sweet Aunt Lou caught wind that Jake and Landry Grace had no Christmas pajamas and took it upon herself to have these ordered and shipped express. She's just the best and that is an understatement!
When we left Bossier on Christmas Eve, LG fell asleep on the way home and was unable to help Jake leave cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Next year we will have to leave a little earlier!
My little wild-haired Landry Grace with her brand new kitchen that Santa brought.
This is another favorite(LOVE my new camera!). Jake is really into race cars and this set was a hit!
The excitement in this picture says it all!!
I meant to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus before opening gifts, but Jake had already rummaged through all the presents before he came to wake us up that morning. Plus LG wasn't awake yet so we just did this after presents. Notice the candles are from their 2nd and 3rd birthdays. Glad I saved them!
WISH I could figure out on my MAC how to rearrange the pictures but the mouse won't let me move this down so it's out of order. Aunt Lou surprised the kids with a new John Deer Gator. LG loves this thing more than the kitchen she's been asking for....go figure! Aunt Lou hits the nail on the head every time with gifts!!
Matt with his babies! What a difference a comb makes with LG's hair. I don't know how mothers with more than 1 girl do it. It is a constant battle to do her hair as she HATES it. I've gotten to where I will promise her candy so that she'll sit still and not scream while I do her hair. Hopefully she'll get better!
Putting on her silly bands. If I have to pick up one.more.silly.band.!!!!!
Wish this wasn't so blurry but it was right after Uncle Mark and Aunt Lou had driven up with the Gator.
I'm sorry but I have to say it!!! Another all-time fave!!
This picture and the next are out of order....A gift from my parents that we just about took back. But they love this thing! It's a scooter and ramp. Fun for indoor activities and it folds away for easy storage.
Jake cuddling with LG's new Bitty baby. He may like it just as much as she does:). Thanks Mom and Dad!
Thought this was sweet of all the parents minus GG who wasn't here yet. Look at sweet Aunt Lou's face!!!
And this captures the moment as well!!
Jake with Aunt Lou!
LG with GG!
On Sunday morning my brother Brian was in from Denver to celebrate Christmas with his sweet girlfriend Mandy Anderson and son Grant, also 13(they live in Monroe. Mandy and Brian graduated from HS together and recently reconnected), along with my niece and nephew Nick and Abby.
Love this sweet picture of the four of them. My nephew Nick,17, is autistic and sweet Abby,13, are always a JOY to be around. We had a lot of fun that day!

Below is all of us together, minus my brother Darrell and his girlfriend Stephanie plus my sister Laura and nephew Cameron,12.
My camera was on automatic but continued taking pictures and I thought this was a fun candid shot!!It was a great Christmas season and we are so thankful for what we have and most of all for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Unto us a King is born! Merry Christmas!!!


jessie said...

awe, fun times! glad y'all had a great christmas!

i bet the pics are so big they take a while to upload. try resizing them before uploading to the blog. it may not work but that's what came to mind first!

jessie said...

oh, and that is the CUTEST kitchen i've seen! in about 2 years i'm going to ask you where you got it so i'll need you to remember! haha!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

All the pics are so great! The action shots on the Gator are so fun. Merry Christmas!!