Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas 2012

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the excitement of getting a new ornament. I remember my mom buying us kids new ornaments each year, and I've loved continuing the tradition with my own little family.  
And here's a list of more traditions I hope to hold on to:

* Get a real tree
* Watch Catherine Hardwicke's 
The Nativity Story on Christmas Eve 
* Make Jesus a birthday cake
* Do some sort of service for another family on either Christmas Eve or Christmas day. 

While I really enjoyed this Christmas, I felt it could have been a little more spiritual. So my goal for next year and the years to follow is to give Christ a gift: the gift of serving others. I'm not sure how we'll do it yet, but I think it'll be a good lesson to teach my babies. And so fitting at such a special time of year. 

This year Santa got Annabelle a one-of-a-kind wooden kitchen. He slaved away on it, and I'm quite impressed with how it turned out. Him and I have very similar taste. :)
And it was so fun to see her face Christmas morning. 

And this year Henry got a little toy. And that cute candy bar. I had never seen one of those before, and I have no idea if they're even good. But I'm pretty sure he's gonna get one in his stocking. For the rest of his life :)

I think Santa knew his kiddos really well this year, cause Annabelle hasn't stopped playing with her kitchen since Christmas morning . She loves bringing us a cup of hot chocolate and a fork to stir it. 
And just this morning I asked for a quesadilla and an apple, and she came back saying: "No more apple. Taco?"

Close enough :)

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas as well.

Now onto 2013. 
I have a feeling it's gonna be great :)


  1. THe kitchen turned out perfect Emma!! And Santa ;) I love all these pictures!! It looks like it was an amazing Christmas! :)

  2. Haha boy that Santa sure did a fantastic job in that kitchen! ;) This was such a great Christmas! These pics are adorable :)

  3. hahaha, "No more apple. Taco?" That made me laugh so hard! Your Christmas looks so calm and serene! And your real tree is gorgeous...I may have to start that tradition up myself. :) And you know how I feel about that kitchen!

  4. oh my, i am dying over that kitchen! it's perfect. what a lovely christmas.