As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas this year was great...and I got a new laptop! (Thank you to the best husband EVER!) 

Warning......Picture Overload!
(and I have NO idea why halfway through the pictures got huge!)

Sarah and I baked...
and these were so cute that no one ate them!

Our tree...and this is Christmas scaled down.  We started about eight years ago getting only three presents per child to concentrate on the real meaning of Christmas and cut down on the commercialism.   Then the kids started buying each other gifts, and well...this is what scaled down Christmas for seven people looks like! 
 Daryl had time off from school, from the college, and from electrical, and he finally finished Hannah's bed.  Charlotte enjoyed it! (the other picture of Hannah with her bed is on the other computer....will work on getting that!)
 Sweet baby face with long baby hair
 my baby doing very un-babyish things!

 and sporting new big girl hair!
 A Christmas Eve game of Jenga
 and lunch at Sonny's with all the Stones
 We came home to open presents with Maranda

 Despite the face....she loved the coloring book!

 Inspired by "A Christmas Story" and in need of a new Christmas tradition, we went for Chinese.  This is what I got when I asked the girls to smile!

 The elves came while we were out to eat!

 cookies for Santa
 Christmas morning!

 The big kids got phones, so this is what I got from them!

I will be back tomorrow for an end of the year post!   

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