It was bittersweet not being in Texas with our family on Christmas day.
But Christmas was still lovely and wonderful. Im so thankful for our little family here.. I will share all the pictures soon once I upload them! ;) Until then.. here are some pictures from around our house at Christmas.
(note: not pictured is how messy our house was when I took these. Somehow you just cant see the mess.. but its there! Dont let me fool you)
(all our advent ornaments covering the bottom of the tree since little hands hung them!)
our new ornaments this year:
(note: I also finally -3 years later- ordered all the kids "1st christmas ornaments" so that was nice to have it done!)
Sweet Jackson made this ornament for us and River is SO proud to have a picture of his friend on the tree!
all the advent ornaments thrown all over the tree. Chapel loves pulling them off and setting them back up there.
Our friend ashley gave this tree to chapel for her birthday! HOW PERFECT and ADORABLE!? Its so sweet and probably the best idea ever! Chapel's own personal little christmas tree - with a "joy" ornament for Chapel Joy!
Here is a closer pic from my phone:
we were able to hang Chapel's stocking from my mom this year:
of course our favorite.. the cards.
Look at how adorable our friends all are! The boys love looking at these and seeing who everyone is!! Im so thankful!
probably my favorite thing this year is all the little crafts & toys & messes from the kids that are all over like this:
they stick these up daily.. then unstick them.. then restick them.. and so on.
Rivers gift to us from his preschool that he made!
I love all the little personal things like that all over the house. When he brought this home it was supposed to go under the tree. However, HE immediately opened it (even though it was a gift for us! ;) But he was incredibly proud of it.
We also put stuff in the basement for the first time this year:
the boys LOVE having christmas stuff down there and getting "cozy" to watch christmas movies.
our tree with all our family ornaments .. the boys LOVE this tree:
and all the kids tree's in their room:
(he picked the charlie brown tree ;)
and Wylders room:
(this is outside Wylders room)
Praying you all had a wonderful Christmas and felt the presence of the Lord throughout the day!