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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Christmas. I know we sure did. Oh, so wonderful! Where to even start?

Last night we had a glorious part with my mom and siblings, and Steve's brother and his family. Amazing food--we always have french onion soup, wassail, quiche, marzipan cookies, lemon tarts, and lots of other delectable goodies. If you think you are all baked out, please don't be! Don't wait until next Christmas to try these oh so incredible white cherry chocolate shortbread cookies. Yum!

We did the nativity--my girls take turns being Mary every year, and this time it was Hazel's turn. Chloe and my niece Jane were adorable angels. Calvin and his little cousin Seymour were supposed to be shepherds, but they went A.W.O.L. Oh well!


Christmas morning. We got about 4 inches of snow last night, and it's just gorgeous outside. We didn't even start opening presents until around 10:30 this morning; we have breakfast first, Steve went across town to pick up his dad, we read the Christmas story, then Chloe gave the most precious prayer before we started. She prayed that we'd have the Holy Spirit in our hearts, and that we would remember Jesus and love him. Wisdom from a four year old!

Chloe pausing mid gift-unwrapping to read one of here new books.


Calvin opening his box of letters.


The violin was such a high point of the morning. As soon as she realized what it was, the joy in her face made ever bit of Christmas stress more than worth it. She's SO excited!!


There was one present we saved for very last...







It's a blue!

I'm so absolutely delighted! Of course a pink would be wonderful also--pretty much you can't go wrong with either option. But in terms of bedroom sharing, even numbers, and a much-needed wrestling partner for Calvin, blue is definitely a wonderful thing!! We're ecstatic. I'm so so happy that the whole thing went according to plan. Such a fun surprise!

Anyway, Merry Christmas to everyone!

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7 comment(s):

Hi Becca! Congratulations on your new baby! And thanks for mentioning the white chocolate cherry cookies--I'm so glad you like them! :-)

By Blogger Andrea, at 5:55 PM  

YAY! I'm so happy for you!

By Blogger Jennifer, at 7:08 PM  

Congratulations on the blue!! Boys are so much fun. (As I'm sure girls are, I just don't have any to know.)

Glad you had a good holiday.
Kristiana

By OpenID cellista, at 9:44 PM  

Aha congrats on the boy!

Love the pics. I wil try the recipe!

By Blogger Mrs. Darling, at 11:02 PM  

Oh, what fun! Calvin will be just thrilled!

I had to smile at your reasons for being glad about the blue. We find ourselves hoping for a pink for those very same reasons - mostly the bedroom issue. LOL. Yes, yes, either is wonderful. Healthy is top priority, but wow, a little help with the shuffling and sorting arena of a big household would sure be handy! ;-) Congrats, again - and kiss those babies! (I cannot get over how much Calvin has GROWN! WOW!)
Dy

By Blogger Dy, at 11:24 PM  

Can you hear me screaming in delight from here? Oh, Yippee!
Two sets of little brothers for us to play with!

By Anonymous sarah, at 9:31 PM  

Happy news for your family, especially Calvin.

Recently, Si learned how to climb onto to the kitchen table. I said to myself "now we are in trouble." My dd loves repeating it anytime the little guy scales new heights.

Two boys, your hands will be full indeed. Great photos. Many continued blessing for you and your family. Happy New Year.

By Blogger Nina, at 5:38 PM  

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