Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End Of The Year Roundup

Wow. Do the days just FLY by or what?!?! Since my last entry we have been super busy with Holiday preparations, enjoying my parents who were visiting, and celebrating Christmas together. Below is a quick Cliff Notes version of the last 1 1/2 weeks.

Neil & The Littles making homemade Eggnog

Livie being goofy and sitting in a bucket, subsequently becoming stuck!

Lindsay decides to give Livie a little 'pick me up'!

Our ballerina, Sophie

Sophie sportin' her new 'do'

Look, Mom! I FINALLY have enough (just enough, that is!) hair for pigtails!

Chris coming in the house (via the garage) after his team, The Chargers, goes undefeated to win their Division Championship in Flag Football! Way to go!

The coveted trophy

Medal for MVP
And then came Christmas Morning...

Christmas morning was filled with the laughter of children, 4 tired adults trying to wake up (thank the Lord for coffee! LOL) and a tree filled with gifts for all of those we love. Santa was good to our children, who apparently made the 'nice' list. ;-) Luckily, Neil and I made the list as well.
While it is always a magical time of year, lest we forget the importance of this time, and its meaning in our lives as Christians. Although Christ Jesus was not necessarily born on December 25th, it is the date that we set aside to remember Him and just how awesome He is!
We wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Mary...and family!


Carrie said...

Amen!!! I am glad you had a great Christmas! Have a happy New Year!

Kristin said...

So glad that you and Neil made the nice list. :-) I guess we didn't this year....except from family!

Love your year-end wrap up. I hope you have fun tonight. We are doing pretty much the same thing. I'm too tired to stay up late!!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

You truly are a blessed woman as am I in all the things that really count.

Happy New Year dear friend. So happy to have ther opportunity for new beginnings!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

How sweet!!!! Those pictures are precious!!!

AZMom said...

LOL LOL LOL at the stuck bucket daughter. :-) I'm glad you had a great Christmas! Happy new year!

Carol and Taylor said...

So glad your Christmas was Merry and Bright. Hope you all have a very happy New Year!


Carol and Taylor

Tammie said...

Looks like your family had a nice, simple Christmas & end of year. Those are always the best - just family & close friends.

Loved the pics!

Oatsvall Team said...

what great pictures ... love the pigtail one .. i thought my emily would never have enough hair to put in pigtails .... blessings to your family ... may 2009 be a blessing to all !!!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

That gives new meaning to what my mother used to always say.... "you're going to get a good swift kick in the bucket". heehee

Happy New Year!!!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I hear you about the days flying...I'm thankful the winter break is over but looking back it did seem to go by fast.
Your daughter is too cute in the bucket. My youngest loves to wear them on his head. Thankfully none have gotten stuck!

Vivian M said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And congrats to the undefeated champ!
Huge hugs, and hope to see you the next time we come down!