Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Ours Christmas was so busy and seemed to zoom by too fast, but it was again so wonderful to be able to see the sparkle in the kids' eyes. This was Kemry's first Christmas *HOME* and Karson's first Christmas truly being able to understand the real meaning behind it. It was such a joy getting to see the excitement and wonder of Christmas in them as their parents. This is the first year we've been able to celebrate with my family on Christmas Eve here at our house. Usually we go to my parents and then my grandparents and then my aunt's house all on one night. It's really rough for the kids and we always end up getting home so late. This year they all came here for dinner and present time. :)
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This was BEFORE Santa came! I was getting concerned Santa wasn't going to have anything left to bring or a place to put it.
Kemry REALLY got into the gift opening. At her birthday just in September she didn't care a bit about presents or opening them. Something big changed between then and now. :) She could be a professional. At one point she disappeared and we found her in the gifts hidden. If you look closely you can barely see her little dark head behind the Santa gift bag.
She had half of them half opened before they were handed out.
My sweet little guys Karaline and Karson. The rabbit ears are in every picture these days. LOL
These girlies LOOOOOVE their daddy!
Monkey See Monkey Do....of coure the purple cup is Kemry's and the green one is Alex's. These guys won't drink their own cups even if they're exactly alike and have the exact same thing in them. LOL
Aunt Kasey and Karlypoo.
FINALLY present time. Kemry's first gift was as tall as her.
YAHOOOO!!! Karly is such an excitable child. :) If you want to feel good about yourself, get Karly a gift. It doesn't matter what it is, she LOVES it and makes a huge deal about it. LOL
Kollin was a VERY happy boy. Everyone got him his favorite, most desired games.
Karaline was very happy with the Cabbage Patch Doll she got and it fits in perfectly because her name starts with a K!
CHAOS
After everyone left we read our last Bible verses to complete the Advent chain and then read the story of the Nativity and then came one of the kids' favorite parts - going outside to leave food for Santa's reindeers.
Here they all are sprinkling magic oats for the reindeer around the ground. Christmas Morning
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Did he come?? Can we come in yet? This is at 4am and I had to go in and check to see if Santa had even came yet.
I love this picture because all the kids' expressions show their personalities. Kollin - "SWEET! A Wii!"
Karly - just lots of giggles
Karaline - she gets so shy and embarrassed when excited
Karson - "He DID tome (come)! He DID!"


Our home will never be the same again
Morning hair and a runny nose- still beautiful! ;)
Moon Sand creations
Christmas Dinner at John's parents' house
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My BIL's fiance made this for his parents. John's family is from Alabama and are HUUUGE Bama fans. John's dad has slowly over the years turned into a UT fan. Logan, my BIL for some reason is a Georgia fan. What a combination!
The whole family - mine and John's - gets together on Christmas day for dinner at my inlaws house. It's really nice to cut out "house hopping" for us.
My MIL fixed a HUGE meal and it was all really good too! :) Kemry and I want it all but we know it won't all fit on our plate!
December 22
My brother's wedding
(told ya our Christmas was LOCO busy)
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My handsome dude! Kollin was an usher.
The girls were flower girls.
John was a groomsman and my dad and the babies just came looking snazzy. :) Here was my one quick attempt at getting a picture of all my little guys together all dressed up. It didn't work out very well.
I love this picture of Alex and my dad smiling at each other. Kemry got taken out of the ceremony early and was the first at the reception ready to party!
chocolate face Karson was a ring bearer

10 comments:

Kerri said...

Love all the great pics - FUN, FUN FUN!!! When I was a kid we used to always get up around 4 am to open presents - can't beat that and the late morning nap that followed. :)
Kerri and Ruby

The McKenzie Crew said...

Wow - a busy time around your house for sure!

So glad you guys had a great time:)

Our Family of 5 said...

woweee!! You have been a busy little bee!! Great photos!!

Ruthanne said...

You guys have been CRAZY busy!!! It looks like you had such a fun Christmas!!!!

THE MERRILL FAMILY said...

It might have been busy, but y'all look like you had an absolute blast over the holiday. So glad you had a fun Christmas with your family all together. What special memories to treasure!

JoAnn said...

Merry Christmas Cash Family!!!!!!! You are so busy Kelly, but always making it fun for the kids- that is the greatest part of all- the kids will always remember how they sprinkled magic oats for the reindeer (even though mom has been run ragged LOL) You are a special family- Many many many blessings into the New Year!

Steve & Amy said...

What a BUSY time for you & your family! But what a WONDERFUL Christmas! Looks like you created many wonderful memories! Merry Christmas!

Becca said...

You have sure been busy! I don't know which picture to comment on... Maybe the one with Kenry in that beautiful dress she wore to the wedding. She is a dollbaby! Hope you guys can take some time to relax soon!

Natalie said...

Kelly,

I love all the pictures of your adoarable kiddos! You guys sure have been BUSY!!! I had to laugh because Arianna was the mad present opener at Christmas too and could have cared less just a few months ago on her birthday- LOL Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Letitia said...

Looks like you all had a great, memory filled day.
Down on your Dec. 20th post~that last picture melted my heart! She looks so much like my little 2 at that age, esp. Daniella. There's just something about those sweet little brown, little girl faces! : )
Letitia
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