Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Celebrating Christmas

Here are a few pictures from the Holiday season -

Jon and Tanner snuggled up and keeping warm, when it DID get cold this December, in MY lavandar bath robe. (I had a pretty good idea of what to get Jon for Christmas!)
Jon loves to make cookies with the girls - at all the holidays. But especially at Christmas time - he loves to give Christmas cookies away to family and friends. He took this picture of the girls dressed in their baking attire (sent by their aunt Marcy) and they are looking sooo adorable! They are becoming quite the little bakers - I chose this shot cuz it shows Lindsey doing what she loves best - pushing Hannah's buttons!

We had our good friends the Grumbles over for Grahm Cracker Ginger Bread house construction. Lots of candy and lots of fun! Hannah and her 4 year old friend Reaganne were able to make true to form houses - while Lindsey's and Taylor's (2 1/2 and 3 respectivly)resembled more of a tent. Only Hannah's house made it past the afternoon at our house - Lindsey's had been all but eaten a few minutes after construction! Hannah used it as a doll house!

Jon and I got both of our families together for Christmas Eve dinner at our house. We had bread bowls - that Jon made. They turned out fantastically! Everyone loved eating the broccili and cheese and potatoe soups from them!

Christmas Eve, and Emily, Hannah, Kylie and Julia pause for a picture!

Sipping Cider - or is it Whasshal!!??!!

Amy Woodward put together a fantastically fun "night before christmas" story with occompanying treats inside boxes that Hannah and Lindsey got to open at each part of the story. They were filled with fun treats for everyone to share. Thanks Amy for all the effort you always put into our Family get togethers!!!

Oh, the bore of it all.........Luckily Julia had texting to keep her interested!!! (teenagers!!!)

In Leiu of our traditional christmas tree from Grandpa Wells, we asked for a christmas amaryillis. Boy, is it goregeous. It was fun to watch it grow from bulb to flower on our kitchen table.

December always seems to bring a bought of sickness to our Family, and this year was no exception, making the season go by even faster than usual. It is always so wonderful to be able to get together with family and friends and celebrate the season of giving and love. We love you all - and especially those who wern't her to share it with us!


Molly said...

These pics are great - especially Jon in the bathrobe!! HA!! Your girls are precious, too.

And I think we need the bread bowl recipe. Steve loves bread bowls and I would love to be able to make them!!

Auntie Heather said...

Nice one of Jon! Did he know you were even going to post that? Hmmm, now I feel obligated to tease him about it.....

The girls looked sweet in their matching baker's outfits, very adorable.

FriscoFour said...

Claire...your girls are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe how grown up they both look! Hope you guys are doing well.