Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas on the Early Side 2008

We spent Christmas Day with Jake's family. It was a good day with good food and BIG news from two couples. We have a nephew due in April and another baby due in July. I'm going to be busy working on cross stitch birth announcements during the coming months. I was wondering what project I was going to work on next. Here are some of the pictures we took during the celebration.

Jake and Peder listening to the Christmas story being read from the Bible.

Emmy and Mari during the Christmas story. Marissa and Jenna have all kinds of cool doll toys.

Mari with Uncle John....she was quite the social butterfly.

Peder hanging out with John, Nick and Marissa. He retreated to the couch when Marissa kept trying to put him to bed. :)

Mari playing with Auntie Jill. Once again a very social girl.

Emmy playing INSIDE the doll house that Marissa and Jenna got for Christmas. She liked climbing in and playing with the door.

Peder playing with his new backhoe. Very exciting!

Peder loves this toy. He loves flying this around.

Mari loving her new Care Bear and pillow. What a snuggler.

Our girls love stuffed animals and dolls and are always giving them lots of love.

As you can see by Emmy giving a kiss to the orange Care Bear

Emmy with some of her new books. This girl loves to read.
This picture isn't Christmas related, but I thought it was too cute not to post. Jake's brother Nick came over to hang out for a bit while in town from Chicago. Mari took very good care of him. She snuggled with him, sat on his lap and forced crackers down his throat every chance she got...even after he had said "All done" numerous times. She just likes to take care of others.


Beth said...

I see all sorts of joy in you pictures! Mari is a little flirt and I can't blame Peder from running from the little girls...I assume cousins.

thanks for your comment...I think you are right...the more I can erase or eliminate stress in my life the more joy will happen... I guess it is a daily work in progress..

Carol E. said...

I love how snuggly your girls are!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how little she looks in that house? She looks like she could be a little doll inside the doll house. Way cute!
Looks like you had a very merry Christmas!