Thursday, December 30, 2010


This Christmas Joshua and I decided that Logan was old enough for us to really focus on the expectation of Jesus' birth and begin to understand the importance of it. We've done a magnetic advent "calendar" in the past and read little devotionals we've found for preschoolers about Christmas but this year, we bought through our church an advent book for preschoolers. We read a little devotional, talked about what it meant, prayed together, and then added the piece to our magnetic advent display. God was faithful to answer our prayers for our family to be focused on Jesus this holiday season...I know this to be true because when asked, Logan's favorite things where the advent devotionals and making a birthday cake for Jesus! Our preschool/children's minister, Miss Kimberly, had the preschoolers have a birthday party for Jesus in Sunday school the Sunday before Christmas and then provided the supplies to make a birthday cake for Jesus at home. Here's a picture of the boys with our cake.

Logan's next favorite memory was baking and decorating cookies for Santa with Rachel and Lauren...poor Lukie missed out on the fun, he was taking a nap. The kids helped me cut the dough into shapes and then I frosted the cookies while my mom helped them add the sprinkles.

We had Christmas at Grandma and Papaw's house in Weatherford. Grandma cooked a nice big Christmas lunch for us, and the boys were so excited about their presents.

On Christmas Eve, we had Christmas with Pepaw, Aunt Calli, and Uncle Robert. We had Mexican food and opened gifts. Every was so excited they got to here me read our final advent devotional, The Night Before Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. ;) Here's a picture of the boys!

Then on Christmas morning, it was just us, the boys, Mom, and Uncle Josh because Pepaw had to work. Christmas day was very relaxing...we had pajama day. I'm very proud to say our boys have been very grateful for their presents this year. Almost after every present, we got hugs and thank yous. Here a picture from Christmas morning.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Pictures 2010

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Prairie Lights

We went to Prairie Lights with Aunt Calli and Uncle Robert. Logan was super excited and Lucas was very overwhelmed as we drove through looking at all the lights. We got out and walked through the Lighted Forest. The boys got to ride the carousel with Aunt Calli.

The boys also had their picture made with Santa. Logan was terrified of him last year and had to be bribed. This year he ran right up and got on Santa's lap. He told Santa "I'm Logan." Then after Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas and Lo told him. Lo asked Santa what he wanted for Christmas. Santa was surprised...he smiled real big and told Logan for the all the boys and girls to be happy. Logan told him I'll be happy because it's Jesus' birthday. Lucas wasn't so sure about Santa...I think he went along with it because Logan was excited about it.

Logan's School Program

On December 9th, Logan's class went to Horizon Bay retirement home to sing Christmas carols. Logan was so nervous and shy, which surprised me after weeks of running around the house singing at the top of his lungs. Logan felt really special because Grammie, Grandma, and Lukie along with myself was there to hear him sing.