Monday, December 28, 2015

A Very Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas Eve, that's when our family gets together.  We have fun, play hard, and enjoy each other's company.  This year was no exception, and as my grands get older, the fun seems to get a little more exciting!

We had fresh snow for Christmas, so of course, everyone had to go play in it . . . 

We had fun decorating cookies for Santa . . . 

 Some had wayyyy more fun than others . . . just sayin' . . . 

Yum!  I'm sure Santa loved them!

I just couldn't resist this cute face, looking so squeezable and cute in his red sweater . . . oh my we love this boy!

Tanner had so fun with this doll . . . it was adorable . . .

Everyone snuggled with, Taylor Jo, they all love her . . . 

we opened gifts . . . Averi got a talking calculator, she loves anything with numbers!!  

 Brody can't resist a good book, started reading it before he even went home!

With, Christian, on his guitar, and Brody, playing the violin, they played, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", and we all sang along.  Then Emily and Caleb played us a song on the piano, it was beautiful.  
Then, Joyfully, with all the wiggles and giggles out, everyone went home to wait for, Santa!

When my husband and collapsed, went to bed, Clara had taken a few little stuffed bears  and one plastic giraffe, and tucked them in sweetly, under the afghan on my hope-chest at the end of the bed . . . it was the perfect ending, to a perfect day.

Of course, none of us forgot the true meaning of Christmas, we ever give thanks to Heavenly Father for the sweet gift of the Savior.  Again, as happens every year, the gift has been given.

I hope every one had a joyful Christmas!



  1. What a wonderful Christmas for your family! I love all that snow and the fun cookie decorating. Have a very happy New Year!

  2. Sweet pictures! Looks like a lovely Christmas Eve!


  3. Sounds like a wonderful day with family. What a talented group.....

  4. Ah....the snow and those precious little Blessed you are Barb!!! Looks like a lot of fun was had around your place and a whole lot of precious memories to last throughout the years....Isn't it wonderful..... Such joy and happiness.

  5. A very full and happy day! Loved hearing the music, too. Those grands are all wonderful blessings. It does not get any better.

  6. Your Christmas Eve looks and sounds perfect, Barb, enjoyed all the videos, you have very talented grandkids, I bet they got their love for music from you!~wink~ Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed and Happy new Year!

  7. Hi Barb, I loved seeing your sweet grands, and the sledding looks like such fun. I remember those days! Wish I were young again...sometimes. lol! I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas and I wish for you the very best in the coming New Year. Happy New Year!! Hugs, Cheryl

  8. What a beautiful Christmas you had. Such a blessing!
    Loved seeing your little videos of the singing, piano playing, etc.. so cute!

    We've had a lot of snow here as well, and it was fun seeing the pictures of your Grands enjoying winter time.
    As for me... I stay snuggled next to the fireplace~**giggle**; that's my wintertime activity.

    Wishing you all a very Happy New Years, my friend.


  9. Oh this looked like the best of Christmas Eve days ever. I loved all the fun pictures of your activities with the kids. It brought back fond memories when we had children around. Wishing wonderful blessings for you all this coming New Year of 2016. We love you all and are sending New Year wishes your way!

  10. Happy New Year, Barb! I really loved this post. There's nothing like celebrating the holidays with the people we love the most and kids make Christmas so much more fun, don't they? Blessings... :)

  11. Thanks for sharing all of your Christmas fun. Wishes for a happy and healthy 2016!


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