Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas 2008

Well I can't believe how fast Christmas came and went. I am really sad that December is over. We had such a wild December that I feel like all we did was run here, clean up one disaster after another, and get those people we love so much taken care of & well! Sickness plagued our home with one cold after another for most of the month, Jake dislocated his OTHER knee, Karter was is ICU twice, and I didn't get my own Christmas cards done to send out!

But with all that said, Christmas was amazing. I have felt almost guilty as I take down and put away the girls' nativity scenes, kind of like I am putting Jesus in a box for next year. So my new goal is to have something that reminds us of Jesus out at all times through out the year, whether it be a FHE lesson picture, a picture of Christ, or just something so that we remember him all year!!!

Another thing I tried this year was down sizing the amount of presents my children recieved and also shopping months ahead of time. I felt less stressed with each of those aspects! We are so blessed with what we have and there was not really any need to go overboard. The girls have toys that could keep them entertained for years to come all of which have been in their possession for years already! But they each got a couple things that they really wanted (all under 30 dollars- yipee!!!) and they were happy as could be!
I like to take pictures of the girls with the presents that they got: here is Teya minus the clothes she recieved:

My mom made the girls each dresses (I will post later) and aprons! So cute!Tai loves, ok that is an understatement!!! But she is EXCITED about her new robe!Tai with her presents (minus the clothes).


Mandy said...

Looks like you guys had a great holiday! We're down Salina way quite a bit...we'll definitely have to come by one day! Maybe all go out to dinner or something!

Tiffany said...

I can't believe you did xmas for your kids for $60!! You need to teach me some stuff bc I went WAY overboard!!! I can't help myself. This is the year of savings though . . .dang it.