We have been soooo busy with wedding preparations that our Christmas pictures have just laid dormant. I enjoy them even this much after the fact. Better late than never-- they always say.
(Sorry to offend those of you with some sense of timing).
Wrapping presents until the wee hours.
Christmas morning. This year I was up WAAAY before any of the kids. Harrumph.
First Ken reads Luke 2.
Then we open the presents in our stockings.
These goofy things were in our stockings. We really had fun with them!
(some of us more than others).
Every year we try to give each of the kids an ornament that represents something about that past year. Gretchen is holding a sparkley wedding bell ornament (all the planning that's gone on) and Kyle got a heart.
That look on Kyle's face means, "Oh no. What are they doing to me now." He's already opened several disguised gifts. Notice the knowing look on "Gretchen the Innocent." Hum. Believe it or not, that present is a snow shovel!
Grandpa Bud's yearly chocolate covered cherries.
Matthew went on a treasure hunt of sorts this year. The clue indicating his present's location was hidden inside this tennis ball. =)
More Christmas is coming!!!
You can skip the next couple of posts if you need to,
but don't miss Nate's video demonstration "Disguising Presents 101"!