Saturday, December 27, 2008

Best Christmas EVER, a Mary one!

Where do I even begin? It was so amazing! Baby's first Christmas was more than I ever hoped for! Let me start with pictures explaining how we revealed his presents. One of his gifts we could not wrap so we just put it under the tree with the other presents. 


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So, we waited  until his second time to be awake to open presents. Otherwise everyone would have to get up at 5 a.m. Yuck! It was around 9:30 when we started the festivities!  We decided that I would carry baby bear into the living room and show him his car! He was so excited to see all the gifts. I think he enjoyed the wrapping paper as much as anything. 


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He really enjoyed us putting him in the car. He knew exactly what to do! Hands on the wheel and go! Must be a boy/male thing. =0)


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He got so excited that he giggled! I love these pictures. We also got him a swing for the outside porch. We really wanted to buy him some outside toys that he could play with. A swing and a car seem to be our best choices. You can't go wrong with a radio flyer! Anyway, the bucket swing was a hit!


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Grandpa and daddy held the chains up on each end so baby would know what it was for. He thought it was funny being swung by his daddy and grandpa. Then we opened all the other gifts. From the pictures below you can see he had a big Christmas!


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I know what you are thinking. We went overboard! Just remember we had grandparents there too with all their gifts. I have always loved Christmas. It is not about the gift giving or receiving. It is all my family together in one room! Singing, laughing, telling funny stories, enjoying each other's company, and just the love that fills the room from each person. It makes me feel all warm inside. The world is right for a few moments. However, this Christmas meant more to me than words can even express on paper or verbally. I loved watching my son open all his gifts and seeing that beautiful smile, smile back at me. It makes me melt!  I turned to hubby after baby had open all his gifts to say ," My Christmas is complete. I don't need to open my presents that are under the tree. The best gift of all is sitting right in front of me." Hubby leaned over to kiss me and nodded his head in agreement. The scripture that came to mind is found in Luke 2:19 " But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart." This was right after Jesus was born. I now know how Mary felt. Just like Mary this momma was storing treasures in her heart on Christmas day. 


Merry Christmas y'all!!!


  1. Looks like he had a great Christmas! Rylen will tell Jonathan that he got a great selection of goodies! Especially the dog, which is one of Rylen's favorites. Merry Christmas!

  2. I understand completely! It looks like you all had a great Christmas. Isn't so much sweeter as a mom? Being a mommy has shown me God's love more than anything else ever could. Love you guys!

  3. I wish I could squeeze him through the computer!! I love your thoughts on the Mary verse.

    In reply to your comment on my blog: Of course I didn't do birth announcements, I have 5 kids!! I didn't get Christmas cards sent either. (I can't really blame it on kids though, I'm just lame.) I do have a couple of pics for you that were supposed to go in the Christmas card I didn't send. I'll pop them in the mail this week. We are going to get professional pics done soon, hopefully. Life is crazy around here!

    Love you!

  4. p.s., If you would quit being stubborn & get on FACEBOOK we could chat all the time & you would see lots of pics of my kids :o)