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December summed up in one post

Hannah got to be in her first school play with all the third graders in "Paint the Town December."  She was one of the Christmas painters who got to talk about the miracle of the birth of baby Jesus. Remaining groups told about the other December holidays.

I made my Christmas cards again this year, which were a lot of fun.  I've posted more details on my card blog to give more of a description of what I created.
We took the kids to see The Muppet Movie, which was Hannah's first time to go to a theater since we moved back to the United States. As you can see, she was thrilled to have her big sister home from college. (Instant movie review: we were very entertained by it and I give it a 4 out of 5!)
Since we've added another family member, and are expecting one more next month, I had to start from scratch again with matching stockings.  I bought six brand new ones, since it had been a few years since I bought the last four and wanted all of them to match, so we had Hannah's and Isaac's names embroidered on the new stockings, along with the usual ones that say Mom, Dad, Lindsey, and Christopher.
Our choo-choo train stocking holders only came in a set of four, so I added the snowman and angel at the front and the caboose for our expanding family.

Christmas morning and the suspense to see what Santa may have brought is so exciting!
 Hannah loves getting new clothes and this was one of her Christmas outfits.
Here's the aftermath! We had to leave for church and weren't quite finished with opening everything.  It was nice that we had only Sacrament meeting on Christmas day so we could spend time together with the family.
Duct tape and cash--it doesn't get much better than that according to Christopher!  He was thrilled to get them.
Even Isaac got some Christmas presents and he hasn't even been born! 
Hannah and cousin Marren

The day after Christmas, we loaded up my new 2012 Honda Odyssey, and took a road trip to Colorado to visit Kelly's family for the week, and made a stop in Oklahoma at my sister, Tracy's house, and Hannah had fun meeting her new cousins, aunts and uncles.  She had fun playing in the backyard with Hadley and Marren, my two nieces' daughters.  I was suffering from morning sickness (all day long) basically the entire week, but was glad that the rest of the family got to enjoy the company of family.


Julie said…
I love Isaac's new Longhorn paraphenalia! He will look so cute in it all. The stockings look great on the mantle.
Lisa said…
How fun! Your family is growing and is so beautiful! I love that Isaac got some horns gear! He will look adorable in those little hats! So excited for you guys! :) Hugs!

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