Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve

This year we celebrated Christmas with my family.
We always gather at my Grandpa's house where we eat good food,
watch the little kids perform,
and talk about the Savior's birth.

The food is almost ready,
and the fun begins.


My Grandpa had his garage converted into the perfect gathering place.
We call it "the big room."
and we fill it up.
Blythe had prepared a great Christmas medley to sing,
While Pearl very quietly sang jingle bells.

Then Luke {the unhappy one in the green track pants}
wanted to be the only one with jingle bells.
We later discovered he hid Pearl and Blythes instruments,
which as of yet, have not been found.

The tone turned more reverent, and time was turned over to Grandpa
who read "Maybe Christmas Doesn't Come from a Store."
{Read it here.}


Then Uncle Chad read the Christmas story.
With Christmas hymns sung in between.
Pearl and Blythe held hands all night.


After the stories had been read,
Everyone broke into the presents.


Luke is gifted some cowboy gear, and a play farm set.
Then once again, he is happy.


The Paperbadger as Santa.

Have you been naughty? Or nice?
Kelly loves Christmas!

the family shot.


going
going
gone.


Pearl wakes up to make a stop at the Lindsey's,
where she gets lots of help opening her
awesome Dora bike from Grandpa and Liz.

Are you still reading?

Well good, because we still have to open
Christmas pj's at Papa and Nana's.
but not until Pearl quenches
her thirst with a chocolate milk straw.
{good find Cristy}
Showing them off.

She plays us a tune on the piano.
Then finds herself to be quite tired.

So home we went.
Where she fell fast asleep
under the glow of a very tiny
Christmas tree.

7 comments:

Cody said...

What a great Christmas! Can't wait until next year. I'm glad that after all these family parties I have finally been honored with my picture in the Jewkes Box. God bless you.

Cristyannie said...

This is the best post. You are so great at capturing every moment. Shelly and I looked at this last night and loved every second of it. P.S. Ben's screensaver is now the picture of Kelly.

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Jenny in Utah said...

you guys really know how to party - your little Pearl is such a doll - how come you are letting her grow so fast??? ;)

Dave and Kristen Geurts said...

How fun! Glad you guys had an awesome Christmas... we MISS YOUR FACE !!

cathy bubert said...

I love this post! It keeps the Christmas feeling going . . . Love you all!

Wahines in Bikinis said...

So maybe it's just my blurry vision, but does the picture with your grandpa reading have Miss Shells sitting in a wheel chair?

Hope everything was merry and bright! congrats on baby girl #2!

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