Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas recap

Christmas has come and gone.....and ours sure was nice! I hope that yours was too! We always have a busy Christmas eve and Christmas day. Both my parents and Jeremy's live in town, so we go from one family to the other.  It's a blessing to be able to spend holidays with both of our families, but it does leave us feeling a bit tired after it's all over.

This is Jeremy with his grandmother, Nan and Ella Claire on Christmas Eve.

















Christmas Eve dinner at my parents. My moms buffet had only enough room for dessert! :)

















Dinner on Christmas eve is always finger foods. Beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin on yeast rolls with blueberry spread, bruschetta and much more!









































Christmas morning at our house. This year Jeremy and I opened out gifts Christmas Eve night after EC went to bed. It was nice being able to focus on each other and then watch Ella Claire with her gifts the next morning.










































































































































Santa came to see Ella Claire and Madelaine at Nonnie and Papa's house too....


























There was double everything. It looked like a twins Christmas. :)


























Daddy and Uncle Brian were in charge of putting together these adorable Melissa and Doug shopping carts. Uncle Brian is sporting his homemade tacky sweater that Jess made him for the tacky Christmas sweater party at church.




























































This next picture is blurry, but I had to post it because its the only one I have of Ella Claire and I wearing our matching aprons from Aunt Kim, Uncle J and Madelaine. We love them and I know we will get LOTS of use out of them over the next few years.


























Jeremy opening his new coffee maker.






































EC sitting with Uncle Brian after opening her gift from him, an inch of pearls for her add a pearl necklace that he gave her last year.






































Madelaine, Kim and Justin










































































































































This last picture of Ella Claire yawning pretty much sums up how we all felt after celebrating the most special birthday of the year. It was a wonderful time with our family and even though I am ready to get back to our normal schedule, I'm always sad to see it end. But, we all know, it will be here again before we know it!

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