Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Blessings!

It's almost been a week since Christmas.
I haven't had the time or energy to post.
Not that I've really been all that super busy.
Our house wasn't chock-full of gifts to find places for.
But I've been doing regular day-to-day stuff and playing with Eloise.
Blogging just hasn't been a priority.
I did figure I'd get on here and share a few photos from our celebration(s) though.
I believe we have somewhere around 450... yes...
pictures between Christmas Eve and the 26th.

I am not going to share THAT many... trust me!
But I'm sure you know what I mean when I say that you can never get those moments back.
Of course, you can never get ANY moment back...
but we wanted to capture as much of Eloise's first Christmas experience as possible.
She seemed to have a good time - though she really didn't know what was going on!

Christmas Eve was spent with my side of the family... eating a yummy brunch and then opening a few presents!

Later on that evening, we were able to visit with some friends who have a 3.5 month old little boy. Eloise wasn't all over him - which I was thankful for. She just tottered around and played, stopping now and then to point at the baby and talk some gibberish!

That is one big boy! He only weighs 4 lbs less than Eloise...
and is only about an inch shorter.
Do you remember that I just said he is

(Cory claims that if that kid doesn't go to the NBA or NFL...
his friend has failed as a parent!
Ok... he's just teasing... but seriously. Huge Kid.)

Christmas morning was spent at home.

It's so hard to get a good picture of "the kids"!

(That's the stocking I made Eloise!)

Cory's parents came to celebrate with us!
I think they enjoyed watching Eloise and Boo open their presents and play!

After 2 hours, Eloise was tuckered out.
We didn't end up making it to church because she needed to eat, sleep and get dressed.
They made our church service earlier than normal... so things got all out of whack!

Later in the evening, we went to Cory's parents house and had Christmas dinner!

And when we finally made it home... Eloise was zonked!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Savior!!


  1. What a nice time...loved the pics and your little girl is such a doll! Thanks for your lovely comments and we both wish you and family a Happy 2012! Loretta

  2. Of course, I love all the photos! That family picture of you all and Boo is wonderful! The picture of Eloise with her arm in her stocking made me looked like she would get lost in there! ;)

  3. Sounds (and looks) like you had a great Christmas! I am finally able to comment on Blogs! (Couldn't do that for months).....yeah!!
    Eloise is just as sweet as ever......she's just the cutest!!!!
    Take care


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