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Friday, December 26, 2008

A Wonderful Christmas!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! We sure did! My family came over and we ate, listened to Christmas music, and opened presents it was alot of fun!

Santa brought Chase just what he wanted, Guitar Hero world tour, or should I have said just what DAD wanted... ;) It looks like Santa liked Melissa's peanut butter balls, yum yum. For you dish ladies, I know the spring plate does not go with the Christmas plate, just grabbed something... lol!
Chase had a few questions for Santa, you can click to enlarge it to read what he wrote. It was so funny!



Here he is EARY Christmas morning. I think I was still asleep when I took this picture. He was so excited and hardly slept at all on Christmas eve. Neither did I! lol.

We are just about ready to open presents! Dad is on the left, then mom, and hubby Kevin. Chase is anxiously waiting! We are just about ready to start the frenzy........


THE AFTERMATH!!
That took a while to clean up!


This is my brother Daniel, and his wife Liberty after we ate a late lunch and were stuffed!



Liberty made this for my mom out of cardstock. Mom is really into butterflies because they symbolize that we are a new creation in Christ. Wow! Look how good it looks with my curtains. LOL! Hmmm......


In the midst of the Christmas frenzy we all remembered what Christmas is all about. I hope you all did too.

I have family coming in from Kentucky next week so we get to celebrate again. Oh, and I did get a new digital camera, so maybe I will have clearer pictures. Happy New Year!!


22 comments:

Diane said...

I loved Chase's letter! Santa had some quick answers too! Great pictures - it looks like you all had a wonderful day! ♥ Diane

Susan said...

Looks like a wonderful day for everyone!

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl I just loved that letter to Santa..how cute was that?? and all your wrapping paper that looked like my house also..and glitter we won't even go into the glitter I see all over the floor and carpet..my LR looks like a disco at night..glad you had a wonderful Christmas..Mine was just so blessed and great...hugs and smiles Gloria

Chris said...

GM Kristen, looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. I'm just lovin going to all the posts and seeing the family celebrations.

Love Ya,
Chris

Paula said...

Hi Kristen, I found your blog the other day and really enjoyed spending some time reading it. It looks like your family had a great Christmas together. Love the letter to Santa!

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah! Chase is so cute!

So happy that Santa liked his cookies. LOL!
They are yummy. :)

Have a great weekend!

laurie said...

Kristen, I loved Chase's letter to Santa, and Santa's answers! I'm so glad to hear that your Christmas was wonderful. It's just not fair that your home looks beautiful even with the mess of unwrapped gifts everywhere! laurie

Bo said...

Thank you Kristen for sharing your family's Christmas with us...Chase must have been a very good boy judging from his smile over all the gifts he rec'd. Happy New Year, Bo

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sweetheart... What fun it looked like over at your house... I am so glad Chase had a great Christmas and got everything he wanted... The Christmas letter was so darn cute and While looking I noticed that we have the same Christmas dishes... Holly Berry LOL LOL Anyways your family is a very good looking bunch... Give Mom & Chase a Big Holiday Hug from me... We will be spending the winter in Van Buren next year so rest up for some shopping and lunches... Since I am retired maybe I can help you decorate some of those BIG fancy homes... LOL LOL Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

squawmama said...

Oh I forgot... Tell Chase he did a GREAT letter to Santa... How original... Love ya

profenretraite said...

Hi Kristen...It looks like you had a great Christmas! I loved Chase's letter to Santa. He asked some really thoughtful questions. Santa's reply was excellent, I might add! Happy New Year!...Debbie

QtPiE said...

Hey Kristen, How adorable was that Santa letter (that is one to keep and frame)...btw, what school does chase go to? Hannah my 10 year old goes to Central and Alyssah my 8 year old goes to Parkview, they both attended Parkview last year. Anyway, Shopping was fun yesterday but you were right on busy, when we went to central mall yesterday, you would have thought they were giving things away free by how many people were there. Your house looks lovely and it looks like you and your family had a wonderful time. Happy Holidays from my house to yours. Jennifer

lvroftiques said...

Kristen I LOL!! when I read Chase's letter! How "just like a boy" to ask how fast the sled was traveling!! And asking for an elf was a darn good request!Haha!! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! And Liberty's gift to your mom was beautiful! Vanna

tam said...

Cute letter-tugs at the heart strings! I am glad you and your family had such a wonderful Christmas day! Your mom is quite the artist-loved that gift and the meaning behind it too!
Happy New Year Blogger Buddy!
~Smiles~Tam!

QtPiE said...

Yeah I think we do, do you remeber that we met at the festival downtown? I think you were with your mom was it...anyway I don't know what Italian resturant your talking about...but I love Italian food. Have you gone to Joe's in Fort Smith yet? It is another Italian rest. that is relatively new, it is pretty good. Speaking of motorcycles, if you like to go on rides with your husband (I do too) we should go on a ride together sometime, well atleast when it is not so cold and nasty like the weather we had today, crazy how the weather is here huh...do you like coffee?

Linda said...

Thank you Kristen for sharing with us, you have a lovely family. Chase's letter, adorable! I miss the days when my son was young like that. Enjoy, they grow up so fast. Blessings! Linda
Always enjoy your wonderful blog.
And I am like you, DH Santa got me a new digital Santa, so my photos should improve!

Geri said...

Looks like a great Christmas!

Sherry said...

Hi Kristen, looks like you and family had a good Christmas. Chase's letter was just tooo cute! We had a quick gift opening so we could get back to the hospital to be with the twins, but it was great and the twins was just the best present ever. Talk to you soon! Sherry

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Happy New Year Kristen! I can tell you had a wonderful Christmas!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. My grand-daughters got Guitar Hero, too!! Chase is too cute. I loved his letter to Santa. And the art for your mom was awesome.
Hugs, Terrie

Susie Harris said...

Glad that you had a great Christmas. Happy New year to you and yours~

Tootsie said...

OOOOOHHHHH! a new camera? to show us all your wonderful creations? I can hardly wait!
Have a Happy New Year!

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