Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Day of Christmas...

First - I've got to share with you some birthday pictures tomorrow - it was WONDERFUL, but I want to get through all my Christmas stuff before the end of the year... & it just doesnt feel right dragging out the Holidays into the next year... but most of you are probably thinking, "Havent you drug it out long enough already?"... NAHHHH... one more day... & anyways, its got cute pictures of twin girls - so lets see the final installment of Christmas...

We got to have Christmas at my mom's house which we havent done in a few years.  It was great being back "home"... fun seeing it through the twins eyes.  They were pumped up for presents, but of course, it was the customary torture of kids around the world where you must EAT before you open presents... isnt that the longest time EVER for a kid? 

While we waited, the twins got a new Nintendo DS's & Aunt Bec had to play too... so I got ahold of Madi's & whilw Sophia took this picture - I couldnt even take the time to look up... I had baby ducks to catch on the game afterall!  Important stuff!!!

Then they were off... ripping & tearing paper, smiles, cheers... all that anticipation... 

Here are the baby dolls Aunt Bec got for the twins this year... I loved that the dolls kinda looked like the girls!

The living room was FULL of paper, presents & kids... my grandpa got to join us this year - & you can see my Sister in Law stuck in the corner getting jammed in with presents...

Then it was time for Sophia to model some of her goodies... she's such a poser

And Madi was had to take time to listen to all of the musical animals that my mom had... Madi always, since she was a baby, LOVED all these music playing creatures... I loved catching the picture of her just hitting the buttons on them & just staring ... the wonder of Christmas in a young one's eyes...

And you know what - the wonder of Christmas can still get in a grown ups eyes...

I looked & saw this nativity set from when I was a kid... I can remember this being set out every year & I LOVED it because it was plastic - you can even see the paint has been fading on it through the years.  I loved holding the baby Jesus because the back of it was smooth & I loved to just feel the manger & the way he laid in it... I loved the blue that covered Mary...& Joseph's shepherd hook was real metal...I ended up picking it up & playing with it, & yes, I see that Christmas magic is alive in every age...

So yes... as you can tell, Christmas was just wonderful for me this year... seeing it through the eyes of new parents who have their first Christmas with their baby... sharing it with friends who are like family to me in so many ways.... feeling the love of a family that are miles apart from us... seeing the excitement in the two little girls eyes... & yes, reflecting of memories of my own...

Hope everyone has a wonderful & SAFE New Years & I pray that 2010 holds nothing but wonderous things for us all!


  1. It is amazing how different Christmas is when you're celebrating it with kids. You look at it from your own childish point of view, remembering those Christmases years ago.

    Glad to see you had such a great holiday. Thanks for sharing; the twins are just adorable!

  2. This sooo makes me wish Christmas could be all 365 days out of the year, haha!!!!!! :)

  3. I love the one where she's showing off her bracelets! What a cutie!

  4. Looks like a wonderful time...and I love the bracelet picture too!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you for sharing all of this! I love seeing Christmas through kids eyes. It's so filled of wonder and awe!

    Happy New Year!!

  6. I agree I've seen the Christmas Magic this year and have been blessed and so amazed and in love with the true reason for the season.

    Aunt Bec's you look gorgeous in that green!

    Love the dolls and the beautiful poser :)


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