The girls were so excited for Christmas to be here. Sylvia was convinced that as soon as it snowed that it would be Christmas – of course, it snowed 4 days before Christmas….so she just thought that it was Christmas over and over again! Bella counted down the days, and they were so excited Christmas Eve!
They looked so pretty!
Me, ridiculously pregnant. Nope, no baby yet. Just getting bigger by the day.
This is the castle that Brian built for the girls for Christmas. They are thrilled to say the least. We try not to go over the top for Christmas, and we try our best to make most of our gifts hand made. You would have never known the difference between our girls getting this, or them finding some expensive video game console under the tree – and this takes so much imagination!
The spend about 3/4 of their time in there now. We’ve been working all week on decorating it, and it is definitely coming along…
Christmas afternoon we worked together to make cupcakes to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, the reason that we celebrate Christmas at all. We are still feeling out what Christmas should look like for our family, but every year we get closer, and I love this tradition. We make cupcakes, decorate them, and while we eat them we read the story of the birth of Christ out of the Jesus Storybook Bible. The girls love it, and it centers our celebration.
We had a wonderful Christmas. Celebrating with children is absolutely the best way to do it. Their excitement, imagination, and joy is palpable. It was also so nice to get to celebrate with Bella and Tootaw this year, with no big visit in the middle. I love our family.
“Don't you know I've always loved you
Even before there was time
Though you turn away
I'll tell you still
Don't you know I've always loved you
And I always will
Greater love has not a man
Than the one who gives his life to prove
That he would do anything
And that's what I'm going to do for you.”