Thursday, October 23, 2008

Garrett's first Christmas

These are photos out of my scrapbook. This was Garrett's first Christmas. Doesn't he look so happy? He wasn't even crawling yet. He could sit up good but he would end up rolling over. My daughter called him a weeble-wobble. We stuck the bow on his head to make him look like a Christmas present.

A very special Christmas present. Isn't he just precious?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christy in the Christmas pageant

This was Christy all dressed up for the Christmas pageant at her school. She was around 13 or 14 years old. She got 3rd runner up. She always loved to be in pageants especially if talent was involved. She loved to sing. She still does. She sings to her baby all of the time. When she was in the first grade, she sang 'Away In The Manger' at her Christmas program. I was so amazed that she wasn't shy at all and she sang so sweet. I wish that I had pictures of that night.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brothers on Christmas morning...

This is Cole and baby Garrett one Christmas morning. It was Garrett's first Christmas. I had him all dressed up in his cute little Christmas outfit. Cole had just gotten up and he wasn't dressed yet. I thought this made a cute picture.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christmas with daddy 1996

These are Christmas pictures out of my scrapbook of me,my sister,dad,and brother at daddy's Christmas get-together at his house in 1996. We had our family Christmas party earlier than usual that year because we knew it was going to be my papaw's last one.(my daddy's dad) The doctor's told him that he only had 2 weeks left. He went to the doctor complaining of heartburn and they found cancer. It was the saddest Christmas ever. We had the party on Dec.3rd and he went to Heaven on Dec.16th. I know ya'll were not expecting such a sad post on my Christmas blog...however it does have a happy ending. My papaw is in heaven with Jesus waiting for the rest of his family to join him. And we will one day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My first post on my Christmas blog...

Welcome to my Christmas blog! I just love everything to do with Christmas. I got the idea of a Christmas blog from Becky at 'Of Bluebirds and Roses.' She just started a Christmas blog recently and when I saw it I knew that I just had to create one too. I asked her first if she would mind if I made one. I didn't just want to 'copy' her idea. She wrote me back and said that she was glad that she had inspired me to create a Christmas Blog. Thank you Becky.

I have many happy memories of past Christmases. To me that is the most cheerful and joyful time of year. People seem more friendly and there is just a more pleasant atmosphere. I love to see all of the store fronts decorated. It really puts me in the "Merry" Christmas mood. I love to ride around at night and look at other people's decorated homes. I really like the ones with the more elegant looking decorations. Sometimes the more simply decorated homes are the prettiest to me. However...I do like to see a few that look like the one in the movie "Christmas Vacation".

This was my pink dining room one Christmas years ago. I was more into victorian style decorating then. My favorite color has always been pink. I guess you can tell!! I had a tree in 4 different rooms. Even my bathroom! Each one had different themes and colors. There is so much that I love about the holiday season. The most important being the birth of our savior. The real reason for the season is Jesus. I hope you like my Christmas blog and I hope you visit often.