This Christmas was a bit untraditional for our family. Other than the obvious transitions of welcoming a newborn into the family unit, there was the fact that Christmas was on a Sunday and we had both a Christmas Eve service and a Christmas Morning service at church. (Which were both amazing! We did joined services with another great church in town and were able to worship as a large body of believers - very special.)
We woke up at 7 a.m. to open stockings and gifts before church and enjoyed coffee and carmel monkey bread. :)
Lucy was so excited to see the special "seat" for "Caroline" from Grandma and Grandpa
Side Note: She had on sweat pants under her nightgown because 1) She has taken off her diaper before when she didn't have a cover on and 2) Our house is kept cold year round and she sleeps better if she is warm. :) Don't they match nicely.... :}
Lu also enjoyed Michael's new dump "truck" :)
My 3 loves - this is my computer background - it makes me so happy. :)
Those are all the pictures I have of Christmas morning - our camera battery died. :( Michael will forgive me... right?
Off to Church we went and came home to enjoy a beautiful ham that Mom Kidder had prepared for us (she made the entire meal - I was/am so thankful!)
Our Christmas Table - I found the table cloth for $20 (originally $50) at Crate and Barrel!
Lucy trying out Michael's paci - she has been known to take it away from him right after he calms down and is content.... just a tad-bit frustrating - but we are working on it :)
We spent the afternoon relaxing (everything was done!), soaking in each others company, since Mom, Dad and Amy had to leave the next day, and watching Zookeeper (a predictable but humorous movie).
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season, full of wonderment, peace and joy.
Brad, Sarah, Lucy and Michael