Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

 Too bad, so sad!  I have recently seen a Santa sitting out by a tree full of colored lights on the same road as our church.  I thought...hmmm, that would be great, free pictures with Santa!! (since the mall here won't let us take our own pictures and charges $16 for the smallest package!)

So on our way to look at Christmas lights, we pass the tree and don't see Santa :(  Well, maybe he will be there on our way back...

We looked at the lights, and even got out at a couple of places:

On the way back, I thought, maybe there is a sign telling us why Santa is not there...Instead, this is the sign I found! 
Maybe he is just really busy, or maybe he got sick.  But it was 60 degrees outside and so perfect for Santa time!

We stopped at a neighbor's house on the way home and took some photos with a not-so-real Santa: 

Oh well, Little Man did sit on Santa's lap at the mall with no picture, and he wasn't even scared! Maybe next year we'll have proof...

We all know Santa isn't the real meaning of Christmas anyway!  I am blessed to have my Little Man and a wonderful family.  I am so grateful to have a warm home and the means to buy presents for those I love and those in need.  I am blessed, and it's all because of Jesus!  

I am so excited to be able to go home and spend time with my sisters!  One of our Christmas traditions is to each stand up in front of the fireplace/mantle and answer questions about our year from our dad.  He videotapes us.  It is always so funny.  We usually start acting really crazy and shout out funny answers or run across the camera on another sister's turn to make them mad... After we answer our questions, we sing a Christmas carol and hang up our stocking.  Then when we finish, we all (parents included) sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" to the camera.  It is so fun to watch them over the years!  I will definitely start this tradition when W can participate!

Hope y'all all have a wonderful, blessed, love-filled Christmas!  I am signing off until the New Year!

Joy to the World! The Lord is Come!



Kelly said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Such adorable pictures. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and I cannot wait to see pictures!


flip flops and pearls said...


It IS because of HIM. All Glory be to Our Lord & Savior!

Precious images:)

I pray for beautiful memories for you and and your beautiful family. Catch you in 2011!

Cool Gal said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Shannon said...

Oh my, you might just have to show a snippet of that video. That sounds like a hoot, especially with six of y'all!

W is precious as always! Sorry about the Santa no show, for us Santa was a no GO...GG is not a fan of the Fat Man! Oh well, there's always next year!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Safe travels and catch back in 2011!

trooppetrie said...

I love the blow up nativity, I have not seen that one anywhere around here

Llama said...

$16 for proof that you sat on Santa's lap?! What is going on with the world?! Hehe! I mean, that is just ridiculous! Don't worry, I think that your pictures are even better! Who knew it would be so difficult to find a reasonably priced lap to sit on? Geeze!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas sweetie and that this year brings you new and wonderful things!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Happy New Years Eve! Hope you had a great christmas girl! So glad I got to know you this year! XO

flip flops and pearls said...

I pray that 2011 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Year, Friend! Much Love, Daphne