Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve & Day

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We celebrated Christmas Eve with Justin's family. We all got together for a yummy dinner then shared presents with each other and had the kids perform Luke 2. It was SO GREAT to be together with family.
Before I put all the pictures together from our festivies, I wanted to post this picture: Photobucket For anyone that hasn't gone shopping on December 24th, dont go! I went to pick up a few last minute things that we needed for the parties and it was InSaNe! So many people! Anyway, I took a picture of Breezy that I wanted to share because she has enough hair for pigtails! Yay!
Okay, on to the fun...
Grandma & Grandpa Cook gave presents to the kids. Caleb loved and still loves his book! Thanks G & G Cook! Photobucket

Caleb's cute smile!



Gunner told everyone the story of baby Jesus and how the wisemen "followed the star." He reminded us of a little missionary! Photobucket Photobucket

Grandpa Cook with some of the grandkids. He is adored by all the kids! Photobucket

It wouldn't be a family get together without a wrestling match! Thanks Uncle Scott! Photobucket

Alisa & Joe (and baby #3 due in April!) Photobucket
Uncle Tyson showing off his guns: Photobucket

This was the only picture of the Nativity scene I took. Oh well, at least we got a video! Photobucket

Bree played "the star" in the story of Luke 2, this is why Justin is holding her high in the air. We decorated her with leftover tree decor so she would "shine" like the star! Photobucket We had a great time being together and sharing together the most important part of Christmas...remembering the Savior's birth. The next day was very busy! We celebrated Christmas with our own family then went over to my parents house for brunch and then to Justin's parents for dinner and more presents! Whew! It was quite a day!

Gunner was all business on Christmas morning. Photobucket

Caleb enjoying his presents. Photobucket

GaGa (Grandma) Smith.
Photobucket Breezy & Papa, helping her with her new heels. :)
Papa, cousin Corinne & BreezyPhotobucket

PhotobucketWe hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! The End!


Supermom said...

All of the kids look BEAUTIFUL!!! Bree looks adorable with hair.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year.

~A follower/prayer of your blog~

Melissa said...

Kari you have such a beautiful family. I get excited when I see a new post from you! Thanks for sharing.

The Driggs said...

Love the pics and the recap! That doughnut looks AMAZING and so do Bree's sweet piggytails. Caleb's smile is so stinkin cute. Love the nativity scene and Bree being the star. Isn't being with family the best? That's what Christmas is all about!

Hampers said...

Nice blog with nice picture of cuties enjoying the Christmas celebrations. They are really adorable. It was nice going through your blog.

Steph said...

Love Breezy's new pigtails! She is so cute. That's funny--Brielle got little dress-up heels like that too. She LOVES them! Gunner looks so grown-up telling his story. Your kids are all so cute!

the bates motel said...

looks like you guys had a super fun christmas. love that gunn told the story of jesus. so cute. and LOVE bree's piggy tails! that was such a happy day when i could do that w/ savvy!