Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chrismas 2008

This was the first Christmas our family has spent entirely alone.
(Nice, but lets not get into that habit.)
The girls helped out quite well with the activities in the kitchen.
Mark made his favoirte fruit salad.
Our Christmas program was chalk full of "good stuff".

Nicole played "Little Drummer Boy".

Jessica read her favorite scripture.

And, the boys sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
I told the story of the Christmas Orange and Mark read Luke 2.

Each year after our program is over, the kids share the gifts they have bought for each other. (On the Saturday before Christmas, the family will gather all the loose change from around the house. We count it up and split it between the four children. This year they collected $80.00+. They draw names and shop for that brother or sister.) It's a wonderful and fun tradition!

Then it's time for bed!

The trip down the stairs is so exciting!

Thanks, Nana for the Star Wars toys!!!!

Merry Christmas, we hope you all had a wonderful day and we wish you all happiness!


Nana and Papa said...

It looked like a great day. It is so fun to start traditions. Your kids will remember them for ever.
Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

You have a beautiful family Kris! Glad your Christmas was great!

Dents said...

Wow, your first Christmas solo. It looks like you had a great holiday. That last picture of your kids sure is great!

Jessica Jo said...

I love the idea about collecting the change around your house! we may have to start that next year. It looks like your first solo Christmas was a success!

The Dent Family said...

Are your kids GAP models? You might get a call from headquarters after I send in this portfolio. Speaking of quarters, maybe I should collect loose change at your house:)

Love you guys and thanks for a fun New Years. Bloody chocolates, anyone?