What a blessed holiday!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My whole entire family has been effected by the economy is some shape or form, so it was very refreshing on every extension to feel the realignment of festivities to truly reflect the meaning of the celebration. There wasn't as much hubbub about gifts. But there was more laughter, more games, more teasing and less fretting about what was spent.

First thing Thursday morning Tony, Isaac and I started the day with our little family's Christmas. We had yummy peppermint stick coffee and watched as Isaac tore open his first present.

We went with the Beginner's Bible.

As you can see in the background, Tony can't be trusted in the toy store and splurged on a Cat truck walker. Isaac is a big fan!


We enjoyed a Christmas Eve brunch with my Mom and Stepdad to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Of course we were late due to the hour it took Tony to shovel us out of the initial wave of snow (we got smacked with 10-14 inches over the 3 days).


It was okay though, as my Mom's eggbake needed some additional time to cook. :)

We then watched Up and then headed back home to get ready for Christmas at my Dad's. We got Isaac all spiffed up!

He was super psyched to hang out with his uncle Levi.

Loved cuddling with his Momma.

But was most excited about opening more presents!

Christmas day was spent with my Mom's family and dinner with my Mom, Stepdad, Daniel and Levi. Unfortunately no pictures, which I truly believe was due to my living in the moment. I haven't laughed so hard in a long while and enjoyed being with my family Friday evening. Daniel really seems to be doing well and is back in school!

This used to be my signature shot, but I seem to be a little rusty!

I've been too busy taking pictures of this little bugger.

Grandpa made Isaac and Wyatt similar toy chests! Isaac seems a little curious, while Wyatt's made up his mind; he doesn't like it!

Especially once he figured out this: nom, nom, nom:


Meredith said...

I LOVE Isaac's expressions while opening the gifts!

Also, J and I absolutely love the movie Up. It's one of my new favorites. To this day, Justin will randomly stop mid sentence and yell "Squirrel!"

Sarah said...

Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful Christmas. The pics of Isaac hanging out in his new toy chest are too precious!

Faith said...

Isaac looks so excited to open presents. So cute! I'm glad you guys had a great Christmas!

Leslie G said...

Looks like fun! Cam loves his big dump truck too. I think we're going to take it outside when it gets a little warmer!

Rose said...

Looks like so much fun...your photos really warmed my heart! :o)

..and a Minnesota Wild shirt to boost! This is one true Minnesota hockey loving boy!

Lindsey said...

Awww Isaac's smile melts my heart! He is the cutest!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT pics. He is always so happy!!

Unknown said...

His smile is contagious! I just love the pure joy as he opens his presents! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

Leah, the way he looks is really starting to change. This is about the same time that I looked at Juan and wondered when he started looking like a little boy instead of a baby. It's crazy!

That chest is awesome...and what a great teething device! :)

Melissa said...

Is it crazy that I can read your posts and see all the great pictures and I feel like I actually know you guys?! :) Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas... what a blessing to focus less on the presents and more on the true meaning of Christmas! Hope your 2010 gets off to a great start!

Meagan said...

I just love the toy chests and all of the pictures! Isaac is getting so handsome! And his hair is getting so long!

Madeline said...

That is one happy little man (amd family too!)
Thanks again for sharing your adorable family with us. Brings a smile to me everytime :)

AJ said...

Isaac loves Christmas for sure! Uh...and Colin has that same CAT truck. He loves it as well. The toy chest is gorgeous, and apparently tasty as well :) Yay for spending time with family. It was good talking to you today. ::and...end randomness::

Alicea said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! I cannot get over how much you look like your mom! :)

Ginger said...

great pictures as always!! I love the one of Isaac opening gifts!! You have such a beautiful familyQQ

ThoughtsON said...

Your little guy seriously has the CUTEST face I have ever laid eyes on. I never fail to smile when I check out your blog! His expressions are priceless!


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