Saturday, January 05, 2019

Family Christmas

I don’t remember the last time we had sickness in the house for Christmas... until last year!! Right before Matthias and Michelle’s wedding all of us were wiped out with “the plague.” It was not fun at all!! This year it seems we decided to make it a tradition. The day before we were going to have our family celebration, several of us ended up getting hit with some sort of stomach bug. So we spent the evening curled up by the fireplace and praying that everyone would feel well enough to celebrate Christmas the next day.

The next morning started slow, but most everyone was up and moving and ready for a big Saturday morning breakfast!

At some point during the Christmas season the guys get out their instruments to serenade us.

Our ever creative mom asked a friend of ours that owns a furniture store if she could save their huge storage boxes for us. We unloaded them in one of the rooms in our shop and the kids had so much fun with them!! They made their own little town called "Cardboard City"! While they played, we fit in a few quick games of volleyball.

Then it was back to the house to get food ready!!! It was so fun to have so many little babies around our place. There were so many willing hands to hold them that this was a rare sight!

Making pie crusts with the little guys.

All hands on deck to get everything ready!

Supper time!! We still were able to fit everyone upstairs in our house! I don't know how many more years we are going to be able to do that.

The view out of our front window.

Then it was time for the gifts!

Watching the littles open gifts first...

Everyone who has experienced a big family Christmas knows there aren't really enough words or pictures to describe the atmosphere. 

It's so special!! 

"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6


Shonda Johnston said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us! It seems like a truly special time for your family.

Kay said...

I love the photo of all of you from outside the front window. There is nothing better than all the children & babies under one's roof. I know how it can happen all too seldom. We are looking forward to our next time this summer plus the addition of one more baby. :D

Anonymous said...

Can u post Rachel's mailing or email address? I'd like to send her a congratulations on her pregnancy.

Lisa Parker said...
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Lisa Parker said...

How's special?! love the photo of yall from outside of the window! Family time are so special!!