Friday, December 30, 2011


I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas! We had a very nice one, although it wasn't white this year. This was the first time I can remember where we didn't have snow.

For Christmas Eve, we went to my parents house. This is our usual tradition, and it is always special. It was sad that this year my sister and her husband couldn't be there. We missed them!

Here we are, getting ready to hear the Christmas story.

I love Evie's face in the background!
I love this picture of my Dad, about to read from the Bible.
After reading the Bible, we opened our gifts.

Then we ate a wonderful meal. My Mom always has the most gorgeous table decorations!
This picture of Evie cracks me up. She is very intently watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" :).
This is another tradition we do. After Evie gets in bed on Christmas Eve, we read "Twas The Night Before Christmas". She doesn't believe in Santa anymore, but she still thinks it is fun to read the book.
Here are Jeff and I on Christmas Day! We are trying out a new camera to see if it works. We were bummed that the pictures we took that day weren't very clear.
Here's my sweet Evie girl on Christmas. She looked very Christmasy in her red sweater.
We had another wonderful meal with Jeff's parents after church, at our house. We ate first....
Then read the Christmas story from the Bible.
Then we opened our gifts.
Jeff and his Dad both matched on Christmas. I thought this was a great picture of them both (even if it is a little dark).

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas!!


winterwren said...

Hello, Jen!

These are such dear photos, especially the ones of your families reading the Christmas story together and of Evie being tucked in. And I think the photo of you and Jeff is super cute, even if you could not get your new camera to work as you had hoped.

I hope you and yours are well.

Jen said...

Hello Winterwren :)! Great to "see" you again! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

April said...

I really enjoyed all your Christmas photos; you have such nice traditions and it all looked so cozy and homey everywhere. Evie is growing up so fast!

SchnauzerMom said...

Wow great photos. Looks like you had a very Merry Christmas.

Jen said...

April - Thanks! I'm trying to make new traditions, to make it special :).

SM - We did have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you did too!