"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Week

The week leading up to Christmas this year was a busy one full of lots of A-Team family time, shopping, cooking and just good old fashion fun! We tried to keep this year as simple as possible and as much about Jesus as we could. Yes, we still watched all the "Santa" movies along with Veggie Tales and Rudolph (Austin was WAY into reindeer this year:), but we just decided that the focus in our home was on Jesus and His birth, and not the "big guy in the red suit." We did advent and the kids loved counting down to Christmas and talking about all the details of Jesus' birth day. It gave us so many wonderful opportunities to talk about the gift of Jesus and answer any questions that Austin had since he is starting to "get" so many things about our Savior. Here are some pics from the week:

How cute is this pic?! I just love cute Christmas apparel! We took this after Church on Sunday.

LOVE these kiddos!

Ainsley in her "Jolly" dress from JG. :)

Okay, not the best pic, but Daddy just looks so handsome! I am one lucky girl!

Now on to our Gingerbread house decorating!

A sweet family in our Church brought over an already made gingerbread house with all the yummy treats to decorate it! That was great for us b/c the hardest part is putting the house together! (Thanks, Seagos! :) Here is Andrew icing away and being such a great Daddy!

The kiddos loved decorating (and eating!) with all the candy and treats.

Here is our finished project and the sugar high. So fun!

Christmas Eve

Nana came on Christmas Eve and brought a whole bunch of presents. This is such a cute pic of how excited the kids were. I think this picture pretty much sums up Christmas this year. Isn't it amazing how much excitement is involved in the anticipation of Christmas Day? One of the many reasons why I love this time of year!

We have a little tradition on Christmas Eve where we open up "red gifts". It has to be a red gift wrapped in red paper and it usually is pj's and cute slippers. Here are the kiddos in their new pajamas right before we left for the Christmas Eve service at out Church. (Also love that all the children go to the service in their pj's! Fun tradition!)
It was completely snowing outside and very weathery as we drove to Church, but we were all loving it! It just doesn't get much better than a white Christmas here in Texas! The service was wonderful and then we came home, tuck the kids in bed and Andrew got to work putting together a doll house. It was a great night! More pics to come...


David M said...

What a GREAT time for you, Andrew & the "A" kiddos. LOVE the pics!