The photos Christmas Day~2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here are some of our Christmas Day photos.  I prefer natural light for photos but I think I need an external flash and or a tripod.  I do not like to use my flash but it was DARK and these photos have shadows etc.


My boys all ready to come downstairs early Christmas morning.  
Kate is still sleeping and we let her sleep a little longer. That makes everybody happy:)


Will is very happy with an I~pod and some Legos.

Dave is thrilled with the grapefruit tree he has always wanted. He really wants a citrus grove like his Godfather has but this will have to do for now:)  The blooms smell so good!


My creation
Harry had a great Christmas!  
He loved his creep crawly oven and the silver jingle bell that was anonymously left for him.



Aunt Staci always gets Kate the perfect gifts.  Last year it was a GREAT tea set and this year a microwave AND a coffee maker.  Kate played with the coffee maker all day!
Thank you Fairy Godmother!

Kate wore her "Christmas morning gown" again this year for the morning.  It still fit her and I figured there aren't many opportunities to wear a "Christmas morning gown!"

Reading with Aunt Waukita.

My creation
Uncle Joe, Aunt W, and Aunt W's Mom came over for Christmas dinner.

Kate, Aunt Waukita, Aunt W's Mom (TI) Uncle Joe, Harry and Will 

This last one of our family is after a LONG day of cooking (for me) and immediately after red wine, coffee and glass ornaments all went flying in my living room.  Most of it landed on me so I had to go change right before this photo.  Do I look stressed? I was.  

My creation

Kate also LOVED playing with the box from one of Harry's toys right before bed on Chrsitmas night!


  1. Enjoyed all your Christmas photos! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!! Many Blessings!!

  2. Love the pictures..
    Looks like a Great Day..
    And you look beautiful..
    Not stressed at all..
    LOVE the legos..I still have a 16 year old that LOVES Legos...
    Have a Happy New Year..

  3. It looks like you had a very special day!! I bet Dave was thrilled with his tree....I have always wanted a lemon tree, but we would have to move in order to have one that will actually grow!!

    Your table dining room table looked absolutely beautiful....Happy New Year to you all....let's hope that 2009 brings us many special moments!!


  4. Isn't that just precious that he wanted a grapefruit tree??? With all of the things that boys his age want..I am touched.

    Great pictures! Happy New Year!

  5. i love your photos from christmas day! you don't look stressed at all:)

  6. What cute pictures! And isn't it funny that with all of the presents they get the kids have just as much fun with the boxes and paper that came with them?? Precious. :-)

  7. I lok forward to your beautiful photos and your beautiful family.. Your dining room looked exquisite! Isn't funny that our husbands work so hard and they love the simplist of gifts and that they relish in what they give to us!! You don't looked stressed, but I have been there!! Happy New Year!

  8. A lovely Christmas!! And isn't it always the boxes that get the most play from the little ones?

  9. legos and an i-pod, a child yet wanting to be a man. saw the same in my nieces and nephews, growing up yet still in childhood, so sweet.

  10. Great photos!!!! I have to comment on how beautiful the dining room is!!!!! I LOVE the sconces and the amazing chandelier!!!!

    Happy New Year!


  11. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! How fun that you will have citrus growing out your back door too! :)

    Wishing the 3 Peanuts gang a very Happy 2009!

  12. I think you should have embellished a bit on the wine, coffee & ornaments flying, sounds like MY kind of Christmas!!

    Making Memories, Mama!!!

    Happy New Year!

  13. What a special Christmas in your new home! I miss the days of Legos for Christmas...a different time in our life. I wish you and your family a very magical, blessed New Year!

  14. Just wanting to wish you all a Happy New Year!

    Love the beautiful pics, seems as if Christmas was a blast at your household.

    Kate's dimples are sooooooo cute!



  15. beautiful memories:) I know what you mean avbout the flash thing, I haven't really spent anytime learning about eternal flashes either but keep thinking fill in flash with one would be a good idea sometimes.

    I LOVE the tree gift. I know Dave will love it always.

    You don't look stressed, just lovely as always. :)
    Kate does look like she is having a ball with her kitchen goodies:)

  16. Looks like you all had a lovely Christmas! The peanuts' faces were glowing! I'm so happy for you - I know this was a nice end to a crazy year. (By the way, looks like my sis and her beau are getting serious. May be headed back to Houston some time next year!! - I've got some pics of them on my blog.)

    God bless you all!!

  17. Great images :D Love seeing all of you - even if it is just on the blog :D Looks like everyone had a great day and got the perfect present. I can't help but LOL at tDave's grapefruit after our conversation earlier!
    Happy New Year!
    Ladybug hugs,

  18. So glad you all had a great Christmas! Wising you all the best in the New Year!
    Kim and Katiebug

  19. What a wonderful Christmas in your new home! I just love your usual!!

    Happy New Year!


  20. The pictures are beautiful!!! You look fantastic!!!! Not stressed at all. I didn't dare take my picture by the end of Christmas...I might have broken the lens on the camera.
    : )

  21. Glad you all had a nice Christmas in your new home! The pictures are beautiful. You can really tell how much the boys have grown lately, I think, and Kate is adorable, as always. That christmas morning gown is so sweet.

    Gin =)

  22. Love the sweet memories captured so sweetly on film!

    Happy New Year!


  23. Love the certainly are blessed!

    Happy New Year!

  24. Great Christmas photos! My boys also had the "ringing bell" from Santa's sleigh left with their other Santa gifts! They were truly happy that my husband and I could hear them ringing as well! I love their innocense! We also got 2 creepy crawly ovens. I caved today with my 5 year old and got it out and set up. He filled both molds and then the oven would not turn on! That has been the story of our Christmas presents! So many things have not worked properly! Amazing!

  25. Beautiful family.... love the pictures!! Happy New Year!

  26. wow looks like you guys had a wonderful christmas! happy new year!

  27. I loved seeing your pictures from Christmas! Your table looked so beautiful all set for dinner. Did you get a new chandelier? It looks great in there.

    Happy New Year!


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