Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merry Christmas to All...

We are a week out from going to FL for Christmas break, I can't wait! We leave Dec 20 and will be back Jan 4. I'm sure the next week will be a little crazy with more festivities and packing, so I'm "sending" you an early Christmas card!
Today was our family Christmas in a way at our house. This year I got each of the kids one "bigger" item from me, as their only gift. Braeden and Olivia pretty much chose what they wanted, though they didn't know if I had gotten it or not. I do have items for them from Santa as well. The gift from me I gave them today after breakfast so that they could have some time playing with them before we had to leave. Santa's gifts are packed and ready to go!
Olivia got an American Girl doll, she named her Bella! :) (Twilight fans, I had NO influence over this name!) Braeden chose a castle. And Liam was given a train table with tracks and hills built in so it can't be taken apart, and that's what the boys both have played with all day! :)

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!!!


Love the pictures!

Merry Christmas!

Hey - where are you going to be in Fl?

Sara said...

Great pictures!!! As for the sex question...OY! That is soooo soon. I have no suggestions. At all. Tell me how you handle it so I can be prepared. haha!

Lisa said...

My parents live in Clearwater, so it's a great vacation place for us!!! We'll be there Dec 20- Jan 3. :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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