We typically meet with Derek's family on Christmas Eve. There are lots of grandkids on this side so it is fast-paced and exciting. Each year we take a picture with grandma and grandpa and all the kiddos.
Christmas morning with just Derek me and the girls.
Happy first Christmas Brecken! 11 months
Getting the gifts into piles.
My parents always have hundreds of geese in their backyard.
My sister got B and T adorable little jackets. Taryn asks to wear hers everyday.
My cousins Jeff and Joni. At this time last year I was at the end of a pregnancy and she was just starting one. So crazy what a year can change! Two little girls on that couch that weren't known yet last year.
My other cousins Lori and Nate live in Nashville and couldn't come back this year. This yearly picture is never quite the same without them. : (
My little sis and Momma.
It was a busy, loving, fun-filled Christmas. While I never really put a ton of thought into a new year, this year seems especially exciting with the unknown of what God will do in our family's life. We have high hopes of bringing our son home in 2012. We have dreams of being able to officially bring Mara into our family. A far-fetched dream but high on our prayer list non-the-less.
I pray that your holidays were full of family and had moments where you were able to slow down and truly think about the amazing gift given to us on that night in Bethlehem.