Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

What a wonderful week we've had with family and enjoying our first Christmas as "us three" instead of "us two!" Here are a few pictures of Christmas Eve and day.

Emery opened up a new pair of pj's on Christmas Eve. Trying so hard to rip the wrapping paper! 

Did it!

Christmas Eve was a busy one, as it is every year. We thought we'd try to cut down on the number of places we go to this year, but it ended up being three in one afternoon! Emery was a real trooper, and even though she wouldn't take a second nap she had so much fun that she even stayed up until after 9:30...two hours past her bedtime. 

Christmas Eve morning, happy as always. :)

She loved the puzzle grandma gave her. She also got a little baby doll that she would rock, feed, and give kisses to. She actually fell asleep on the car ride to the third location with the baby doll held tight in her arms. It was so cute!

Family photo at grandma Ploof's

We started Christmas morning with a yummy breakfast of eggs, venison sausage, and pineapple. Dustin prepared it for us and it was so good!! Then we all read the story of Christmas in Luke chapter two. 

"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." Luke 2:7
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Luke 2:14

Last, we opened some presents...
Emery got a little drum from us.

I think she liked it!

Then we went to grandma and grandpa Conners' house...

Emery loves babies! Here is cute little cousin Lincoln, grandpa, Em, and daddy.

She got a cute little pink piano from grandma and grandpa...they had fun with it, as you can see!

Daddy wanted to see if Em could fit in grandma's new soup pot. Yep, she fits!

The stairs, of course! I think she gets her silliness from daddy. :)

Of course, we had to get another family shot of one of the things we like to do best...kiss our baby!!!

Ending the evening with a nice bath and a good book, "The little drummer boy" by Ezra Jack Keats.

We thank the Lord for great weather, wonderful family, and innumerable blessings!! 

"The God of all creation humbled Himself to become a human being—our Savior, Christ the Lord.  Because Jesus was born He could die, bringing the abundance of life we enjoy through Him.  May each of you rest in the security of the Babe whose birth we celebrate each Christmas day." -STR

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well!!

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