Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bits of Christmas Present

Christmas Present-as in Christmas presently.  Currently.  Not a gift.
Except for this picture.  This is a early Christmas present.  To me from Abby.  She loves to buy gifts, but she does not like to save them till Christmas morning.  Yes, they are as comfy as they look!
Love this "pop" of Christmas color in my dining room!

And a little bit of Christmas on our bookshelf

My favorite "new" Christmas decoration this year.  A super glittery star I found at Goodwill. Reminds me of this one.

I love taking pictures of Christmas lights.  It took me about 43 seconds to cut a heart out of construction paper to place on my camera lens so it could look like heart lights on my tree!

One of my favorite things at Christmas

A special spot we keep on the counter for hot chocolate

We started this last year and I'm pretty sure this will happen every year.

I've finally decided what I want to be when I grow up!  A hot chocolate photographer!

Definitely a hot chocolate photographer.

Another picture by the Christmas tree.  Me and Lisa.  Right before our kids Christmas program at church.

Caleb's first time to play in the orchestra at church.  And he was in full bearded Micah costume!

Abby is hidden in this picture but she is standing back there.  Isaac was a soldier, but my pictures of him in costume didn't turn out.  No, he didn't have a speaking part .  But I'm pretty sure he was having a conversation here!

Can't get enough of this boy!

All dressed up with somewhere to go!

Our annual church Christmas dinner was last night.  Such a fun evening with an amazing group of friends!

We took all the kids to the Creation Museum's Christmas Town with my parents last week.  My mom wanted to do this together for her 70th birthday.

She also rode a camel to commemorate turning 70!

Her birthday is TODAY!  Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you!


Stephanie said...

Love all your Christmas cheer! Bokah is adorable, you clever girl! Love the goodwill star!

Green skirt = beautiful!
Isaac = too cute for words!

And I'll be right over for some hot chocolate, please!

Anonymous said...

LOVE it all, esp the family pic, the hot chocolate pic, the Christmas decor. All of it, I just love it all :) Merry Christmas!! ~Carla!~

Anonymous said...

actually grandma rode the camel cuz apparently she has wanted to ride a camel all her life :) haha

~I`m sure you can guess! ;)

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The Dickinsons said...

Janie, Love all of your Christmasy pics. Your socks look cozy! Love the hot chocolate bar. The heart-shaped lights on your Christmas tree were fun.
Loved your family pic at the CNC Christmas dinner. You gave me an idea. You see, the other day when I saw your blog...we had just purchased red and white gingham shirts for our boys to wear on Christmas Sunday. I was trying to think of what to do to them to "dress them up" when I saw your Isaac's pic. So, you can go to my blog to see Noah and Elijah looking similar. =)
Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet Mom. Glad y'all could go to the Creation Museum together!
Hoping you are having a HAPPY New Year! We are! We are counting the days until we get to come home and see everyone there. Hopefully in March.