It was a good one :)
with mom's family
sweet little Robin got a view finder
walking the puppies at their farm
yeah, my sister's gorgeous
so is my grandparents' pond!
his first time visiting this extended family!
bowling and mini golf with my oober competitive family
Christmas Eve brunch
banana nut waffles, bacon, potatoes, strawberries and eggs with queso blanco!
Baking cookies to decorate with the girls on Christmas
Christmas Eve prime rib dinner
enjoyed on silly plates while watching It's A Wonderful Life
reading the Bible, Christmas Eve
while wearing "tacky" sweaters
they're actually just Mom's sweaters ;)
some very thoughtful
a photo canvas collage, handmade by Lindsey
( this one, y'all, brought tears
it's a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, if you can't tell
and I am beyond grateful)
or shouts of joy
and spread cheer everywhere
our Christmas tree
full of memories
nativity handmade by Grandma
stockings with dad's family on Christmas Day
A Tex Mex feast, with fajitas and my awesome enchiladas
all cute with my red tights!
with family, new and old
And so much more merry to enjoy
Praise God that we have such a reason to celebrate
Jesus left heaven
to live as one of us,
and to conquer death(!)
so that we can truly live.
And all of these beautiful pictures
capturing my joy from this season
really point to God's grace and blessing
He is my reason for celebration.