Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry "Day-After-Christmas"!

We woke up to about 3 inches of snow today. It was so pretty! So, we are snowed in today and I am loving the fact that we have nowhere to go and nothing to do. Things have been happening so fast here for the past few days. It has been a blur. I have wanted to blog each day, but we have had a house full of friends and family and the holiday fun has been in full swing.

So...I think I will just do some highlights!

1-Chili and Cheer
We had such a good time at our annual Chili and Cheer with our neighbors. We love them and our kids have grown up together so we always have a great time when we hang out. We have gotten together every year for the past ten years or so! I am thankful for our sweet neighbors. They are really alot more like our family than anything!

2-Christmas Eve
Our Christmas was a little different this year because Steve's parents are gone to Arizona to see his sister. Usually on Christmas Eve, we go to the Christmas Eve service at church and then over to Steve's sister's house afterward. But this year, we went to my parents' instead. We had a good time with them. I love spending time with my family!

My favorite part of the night was listening to my dad read the Christmas story from the Bible. I have heard him do that for years and it is such a sweet memory.

Steve and Laura having fun...

3-Christmas Day
Christmas morning was very relaxed this year. Steve and I even woke up before our kids! I think that is the first time that has ever happened! We opened our presents and had a big breakfast. Friends and family stopped by throughout the day and we loved seeing them and getting to visit together. We even got to take naps on Christmas afternoon.

Christmas night was another family party at my house. Everyone came over and we ate AGAIN and opened our family gifts. We even played a little Dance Central on the Kinect! It was a wonderful Christmas!

Today has been so lazy. We have played in the snow and watched movies and eaten leftovers. It was perfect after the busyness of the holidays to just slow down for a minute. The snow is beautiful and fluffy and it feels like we are in our own little snow globe!

I hope you had a great Christmas too. I am praying that it wasn't too stressful and that you were able to slow down and really remember what Christmas is all about.

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"


  1. Looks like a wonderful Christmas!


  2. Betsy, i really enjoy reading your blog and hearing about your wonderful family, seeing your lovely house and being encouraged by your love for Jesus. I'm a university student like your kids, but I live a lot further from home, so reading your blog is like having really friendly neighbours.

    Ooh and by the way, here we call the "day after Christmas", Boxing Day. Is it not called that in the US?

  3. It looks like you've had a wonderful Christmas! I'm so excited that you're getting snow, but it's so weird because we're NOT. In fact, I bet you've had more snow than we have all season. That's CRAZY, isn't it?

    Not to worry. We're heading to Winter Park this week to ski and just relax for a few days with J's family. There's plenty of snow up there. :)

  4. I think both our families enjoyed the best Christmas ever! I love that yours had a beautiful snow to top it all off!!


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