Monday, December 28, 2009

We need a little Christmas....

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year....and I'm always sad to see it come and go. I thought I would share some of my favorite memories from Christmas this year..

Fun notes from Jenna....with words spelled wrong!
Pretty snow...2 days after Christmas! A letter to Santa. I'm so sad that the years of believing in Santa are almost over at our house. Hopefully Jenna keeps believing for another year!

Wrapping gifts! I love wrapping Christmas gifts!! This year I took a day while the kids were with Chris' parents and took my time wrapping. I used lots of different red and white patterned papers and pretty ribbons.....and barely any gift bags! I love how it looked under our tree.

Making Christmas goodies....especially cut out cookies with my kids!! Since we had the whole week before Christmas off and no where to go, we were able to do lots of baking this year!

Jenna made a special cookie just for Dad....a tribute to our friend Pink Angel who we saw in NYC. :) Speaking of baking....thanks to my mom, I FINALLY had success making caramels using my Grandma L's recipe this year. I have tried to make them numerous times and either end up with caramel sauce or a brick of caramels. My mom helped me make them while they were here...and they turned out perfect! SO excited!!!!

Getting Christmas packages from Texas! We miss our Texas family so much - especially at Christmas. This is the first time in several years that we won't see them at Christmas.

Jacob got a fun Nike sweatshirt and the Iron Man DVD from Marc, Jill, Luke and Mia....

And Jenna got an American Girl outfit for her doll and a fun headband!

Presents from Brenda came the day after Christmas....

Jenna got lots of fun girlie accessories...including Texas sized hair bows. She loves them!

And Jacob got the lastest books from his 2 favorite authors....

And a few photo-less memories.....

-Christmas Eve church singing Silent Night by candlelight
-relaxing on Christmas day with our little family of 4 and Chris' parents
-seeing how excited my kids were when they opened all their gifts!
-Christmas with our neighbors on Sunday night - pizza, gift exchange, and lots of laughs!
-Finding out that Kramer (our dog) is going to be okay after he got very, very sick on Christmas Eve
-listening to lots and lots of Christmas music
-eating lots of yummy Christmas goodies
-texts and phone calls from friends and family on Christmas day
-spending time with my parents before they left for Texas
-still having one more Christmas with Chris' family on January 1st


aunt nancy said...

Sounds like a great Christmas and we're glad we got to see 3/4 of the Coveys. I love Jenna's letter; she didn't even ask for anything. Enjoy the rest of the break, and Happy 2010!

Michelle said...

So glad you had a great Christmas this year Amy!

Jill said...

thanks for sharing! i loved seeing them with their gifts, and the pink angel cookie was very special. :)

cheryl said...

your christmas sounds amazing! :) i love the letters that jenna did...just makes me want to hug her. :)
and those christmas cookie photos make me a little sad. i was a part of that last year...:( hopefully next year though! :)

Jill said...

oh and no caramels for me this year, BUT i have successfully made them in the past a few times! yay me!!