Christmas 2011

I have officially declared this Christmas the best one ever.  There was just something about having my little family together on Christmas morning and watching the joy on Jonah’s face and soaking in all the gifts God has given us this year that could not be beat.  I’m still so overwhelmed with thankfulness and joy.  I feel like I’m just going to burst.

Our Christmas was divided up into 3 events: Josh’s family on Christmas eve, our little family + my dad’s family on Christmas day, and my immediate family on the 26th.  It was actually really nice to have it spread out like that and not have to worry about driving around town on one day or lose time with one group to see another.

As great as our holiday was, there are always little hiccups to get over.  Jonah somehow managed to get infections in both ears and had fever from Christmas eve until Monday afternoon.  Our poor dear.  Amazingly, he was a trooper on Christmas morning and really enjoyed opening his presents!  It was such a treat to watch.

We had all his presents laid out for him to see.  There were a couple that were wrapped, but he had a lot more fun just being able to go from one new thing to the next.

He loved his new instruments that Josh picked out.

And was obsessed with his new lion hat.  He had to wear it immediately. (And can’t you see the sad, fever look in his eyes? Poor buddy.)

He loved putting his new markers in and out of the container.  It was hard to get him to open anything else after these.

When he opened his new TOMS, he sat down and stuck out his feet.  He is a little shoe-obsessed.

He got a just-like-daddy guitar.  Notice, he is still in those shoes.  They didn’t come off until naptime!

Here he is making animal noises at his new French blocks.  All of the words are written in French, so they are great for his language learning with daddy.

Once we showed him the cape I made him, that had to go right on too–with his lion hat of course.  This kid cracks me up!

So many fun memories from the morning!  It was so much fun.

Well, Christmas has come and gone.  Another year is beginning.  This time of year is always bittersweet to me.  I have so much to look forward to in the coming year, but I get so sad thinking about my baby growing up, me and Josh aging, and time just passing by.  I always wonder if I am really doing all I can; if I am really living fully and for the Lord. This is the time we have and it is such a precious gift.  As a dear blogging friend of mine says: No matter how little or how much time we have left, it’s never too soon and it’s never too late to live a fulfilling life. There’s never too little time left to make a difference, to change a life, to live with purpose. And there’s no such thing as too much time. Time is the greatest gift we have been given.

I think I will be holding on to those words as we begin this new year.  I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year…from our family to yours!


One thought on “Christmas 2011

  1. Nice shout out on the blog! Is it weird that I was thinking how great a quote that is and it took a while to realize it was my own haha. I’m so glad y’all had a great Christmas!!! I LOVED looking through all of the pictures!

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