On to the details of our Christmas celebrations...
We began the season with a Christmas date, just the three of us. We went out to dinner and then took Luci down to the square for a pony ride and cupcake. It was such a fun evening and we found out that Luci LOVES ponies. The pictures speak for themselves...check out the absolute delight written all over her face! She squealed and giggled the whole time. Other parents weren't even watching their own kids...they were fixated on our joyful one!
excited to be riding my pony
close-up of the excitement
The next weekend, we went home and had Christmas with Jason's family. It was so much fun to see Luci open her gifts and play with all her cousins. Allie's birthday was also that weekend so we had a double dose of celebration! Since the pony had been such a huge success, her Uncle Kerry took her to the barn so she could ride the mule. She loved it as well! The girl is fearless!
LOVE my new frog!
Betsy helping Allie open presents
The movie basket was a hit with Grace and Dylan
Allie and Luci resting on the frog
riding the mule
We had Christmas at our house a few days before the 25th. It was fun with just the three of us too!
unwrapping presents with daddy
reading in my new chair
As soon as she opened one of her new books, she rushed over to my lap to read it
Our last Christmas celebration was with my side of the family. We spent the holiday out at my parents' new cabin. It was very relaxing to get away and just focus on our family! We were so pleased (and surprised) to find that Luci had 2 big boxes of gifts from Korea! A friend of my Uncle, who lives in Seoul, had sent Luci some beautiful gifts!
modeling my new coat from Korea
really getting the hang of this unwrapping stuff!
I'll even help everyone else unwrap their gifts!
vacuuming up our mess...they should figure out how to make a kid-sized vacuum that really works. The owner of that patent would be rich!
We came home the day after Christmas to find that we had gotten a little snow...it wasn't the 6 inches the weather forecasters had promised but it was enough for us to get out briefly and play around in. Luci loved to walk in it but it was so cold and windy that we couldn't stay out for long.
exploring...so cold and crunchy Luci's feet won't even sink!
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will have many more blessings to come this New Year!!! God has most definitely been good to us in 2009!