My custom for the past few
years has been to create
a Christmas ABC post
for our annual Christmas "letter".
This year, I decided to go into the
picture archives and just
randomly pull some of
my favorite Christmas pictures
and memories. I decided that
since the Christmas ABC's
had 26 pictures representing
the 26 letters, I could not exceed that number.
This post is picture intensive. I
have learned that creating a blog
is as much for the writer and for the
reader. So, if you choose to not look
at all the photos, I will never know,
and will certainly not be offended.
If you stop here, just know
that David and I wish you a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
A WONDERFUL 2013.
For the brave among you, read on.
|Our first Christmas with a grandchild.|
|It's hard to believe that this|
little guy is almost 6
and is in Kindergarten.
|I bought this Santa at Tease Me Hair Salon.|
I love taking it out every year.
|For many years, I had a Christmas tree forest.|
It is one of the few things I regret
"weeding out" when we moved.
|David taught the young adult class|
at Southeast Church of Christ for
many years and we hosted an annual
brunch for "our" kids.
Miss those sweet faces.
|Our stocking selection has grown as|
we have added more grandchildren.
|Mandy and Jeremy. A favorite shot.|
|Classic Kelly. Love this photo.|
|Much like Poppy used to do to Jeremy,|
Aunt Kelly has stolen Caleb's special blanket.
|I love baking with my 3 little guys.|
|Our first Christmas in Colorado at our townhouse.|
|You have to wash your hands before you start the|
|What a fun Christmas all four|
of our kids were expectantly
waiting for their two little guys.
It's hard to believe they are 2 1/2
years old now.
|A favorite "self-timed" Christmas photo.|
|Yes, that's Caleb talking to Elmo.|
Now his brother loves Elmo and he's into
|Sweetie and Poppy would always|
go from house to house to their
4 children on Christmas Day. What
|Last Christmas, we visited Harding for|
our nephew Ryan's wedding to
his sweet bride Caitlin.
|These 3 little guys truly love each other.|
I can't wait to see how they
will react to the little girl
Kelly and Adrian are expecting in April.
|We had our Christmas on December 1st this year.|
What a lot of fun!!!
|This creation, made by Caleb and Aaron will|
certainly become a Christmas heirloom.
|See the Santa in Aaron's hand?|
It cost Nana $1 at the Dollar store
and was his favorite present.
|I didn't get a photo of this,|
but wish you could have seen David
chowing down on all the
goodies in his stocking.
He had a field day!
|If you have made it this far,|
you know that David and I count it
all joy to have such a precious family
close to us here in Colorado Springs.
We pray for you JOY as you enjoy
this special season of the year.