Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas everyone! We have been busy, busy, busy the past few weeks leading up to Christmas and now it is here! It's Christmas Eve and our cards were mailed today, my parents arrived this evening, and we are just getting ready to head to bed so we can wake up in a few hours for CHRISTMAS! We had our traditional crackers, cheese, and sausage dinner with my parents after they arrived tonight and opened a stocking stuffer. There is about a foot of snow on the ground, making it feel very much like a white Christmas, especially with everyone's Christmas lights reflecting off the pristine snow in the dark. With Christmas music playing in the background it finally feels like Christmas is in the air! And I suppose it's good that the feeling has finally arrived, because Christmas IS INDEED HERE!

I am so excited for Christmas this year. My parents are here for Christmas for the first time, which feels really special to me. Eliana is finally old enough to understand some of what is going on and I'm excited to see it all through her eyes. Children are wonderful that way! And I'm excited because I got Leif a gift I think he'll really like and he has no clue what it is! =D That so very rarely happens and it's been killing me not telling him what I got! So, finally, tomorrow he is going to get to open his gift!

I will share our Christmas letter and picture a little later in the week (once it has a chance to arrive in the mail to everyone, since I didn't get it mailed until today!) but I can't help spreading the cheer today, too! So here are a few of the pictures that didn't get mailed out with our Christmas cards... Enjoy!

Eliana's Christmas 2008

Eliana's Christmas 2008

Eliana's Christmas 2008

Eliana's Christmas 2008

Eliana's Christmas 2008


Jaime said...

I love the last one of Eliana looking at the candle with the tree in the back. Beautiful.

Actually, I love all of them!

Mory said...

Cute pics! I want to know what Leif's present is....hope he loved it. Have fun with the folks.

Susan Beth said...

Love all the photos and so glad to see a post again!