My Family


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

our Christmas celebrations 2009

our celebration of Christmas always begins with putting on our matching pjs on Christmas Eve eve for a family photo. we open presents as a family on Christmas Eve morning so that we can get in all of our celebrations with the rest of our family as well.

then Christmas eve morning the festivities begin. as all of the kids awakened one by one, we drank our mocha drinks and ate coffee cake until everyone woke up. as the last rose child arose from their bed, we headed to the tree to pass out the gifts for everyone. of course jacob was the first to open his. rachel aided him in ripping the wrapping of his gifts because he was taking quite a long time and she was getting a little impatient. :)

i do not remember exactly what was so funny here but as jacob rode his broomstick pony that amanda got for him, rahel was in a full laughing roar.

                                                         josiah knew jacob would love a phone to pretend to talk into.

                               and he knew amanda would love to have his old ipod along with a little cash. he was right!

                                                        he thought the "bop it" game was perfect for olivia. right again!!

there was obviously an inside joke that we were not all aware of because as rachel opened up her juice boxes that josiah got for her, she rolled laughing again.

rachel got the "miles to go book" from miley cyrus that she had been wanting from amanda and amanda got a cute aeropostale shirt from rachel. they both look pretty happy about those gifts.

josiah does not look thrilled about getting a laptop but let me asure you that he was!

olivia and amanda are modeling their snuggies. we all got a laugh out of them performing actions from the commercial.

                                                                 and jacob absolutely loved his cozy coupe!
you can see some evidence of a couple of accidents that happened to jacob this week in this picture. he got poked in the eye by his cousin brayden's finger and he fell over in a rocking chair hitting his cheek which left an instant bruise. poor boy! i think he still has enjoyed the week though.

after we all opened our gifts, i fixed breakfast. we enjoyed the morning together as a family, talking about Christmas and the meaning of the season. then we headed over to grandma judy's and papa fred's for dinner and more opening of gifts.
we got them these gifts. i think they enjoyed them alot!

                                                                        we took a few family shots of all of our individual families.
                                                                                                    the rose family

                                                                                                   the witter family
my sister connie and her husband tony with victoria, kristen and their dog, hershey.
they were missing their two older adult sons, jared and justin, his wife jessica, and their daughter ryan. they could not make the trip from tulsa this year. we missed them.

                                                                             the beckham family
                                my brother brian, his wife holly, and his kids, briona, brooklyn, and brayden.

jacob and brooklyn loved their gifts from grandma and papa.

they jumped in this trampoline all evening! they were having so much fun!

jacob still trusted brayden even though he poked him in the eye. gotta love how forgiving kids are!!

                   josiah is showing off his monetary  gift from grandma and papa! money is always sure to please.

the rest of the girls all got the same thing, a gift certificate for a manicure and a pedicure. they were all excited about that!
we had a great time together as a family. afterwards we headed home because aaron and i still had our own Christmas time together and we still had another big day of celebration in the morning.

                                  on Christmas morning, bright and early,  the kids all open their stockings.

this was jacob's first stocking experience. he was quite enthralled with the whole experience!


                                                                                                                                   there's more?!!!



                                                       he just can't believe it! the candy just keeps on comin'!

christmas morning was short at our home because we had a breakfast casserole calling our names over at grandma rose's. we quickly got dressed and headed over to be with her for the rest of the day. it was a great Christmas!


The Real Me! said...

Oh I felt like I was there. What fun! Beautiful families sharing fun times. I love it!
And the last picture is priceless. I remember thinking I had a never ending stocking too.

Jenilee said...

What a great picture record of your Christmas! Your family is adorable and they look like they had a wonderful time. What a blessed family! :) Happy NEw Year!

Lisa said...

awesome pictures! you have a beautiful family. :) So glad you had a great Christmas!! Happy New Year!

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

Beautiful moments - beautiful family.


Lisa said...

What an amazing time you guys had! So glad your Christmas was wonderful! :)


Andrea said...

Love the matching Pj's! And Mickey Mouse..he is always a winner in my book. I suppose, I am still a kid at heart.
I have missed you, lately! I know you are very busy with your wonderful family.

RCUBEs said...

Oh my! I was filled by these wonderful pictures of a big and happy, loving family! Thank you for sharing all these! That's what Christmas is about - love...And that's what your post conveyed! Happy New Year to you and may God bless you all abundantly. I'm trying to enjoy the pictures but the thought of breakfast casserole lingered in my thoughts and was distracting me... :) My hubby was peering over my shoulder and I said, "Look how cute this little boy is! [Jacob]"...And his pic reminded us when our son was little and had a car like his. Now, he'll be buying a real car soon! Where did the time go??? Have a blast today sister! Love to you.

He & Me + 3 said...

What great gift givers you have. Your pictures brought smiles to my face. Love the laughing ones of Amanda. Looks like everyone had a great Christmas. Love the family picture too.

Tammy On the Go said...

this looks like a great time for all! Did you hear that Brent Rigg's son was in a car accident? I think he is okay but a pretty nasty recovery ahead of him. thanks for stopping by again!!! I love it when you visit.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

I love all the pictures! You have a beautiful family! Your kids look like they all love each other so much and It's wonderful to see! Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's as well!!

Darcie said...

First...thank you so much for your encouraging words this morning. They meant so much. have such a beautiful family the pj picture, and all the pictures you shared with us. It is evident you had a beautiful and joyous Christmas.

Veronica said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Love your matching jammies too!

Tara said...

Your family has been busy! Looks like y'all enjoyed every minute of it though. Great pictures of everybody!

Did you ever find out the inside joke on the Capri Sun?

Kristin said...

I loved getting to be there with you through your photos! What a precious family you have and what great gifts everyone got!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing these great pictures and wonderful family times....

Heart2Heart said...


All that was missing is a pair of PJ's for me to join in all this wonderful fun! Looks like you all were tremendously blessed this year and may God extend His hand on your family again in 2010 and make it even better than this one!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bridget said...

Great pictures!

Mich said...

Great pictures! You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely family!! It brings back memories of you when you were Jacob's age, Christy!!! So sweet!!
Cathy Smith

Anonymous said...

the pictures are wonderful!!!!! I loved them!!! mom

Anonymous said...

So glad that everyone had such a wonderful Christmas. Jacob is so cute!
Laura Brown

Julie said...

Great Photos... looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Happy New Year!

septembermom said...

Wonderful photos as usual. So glad that you all had a beautiful Christmas together. Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

loved the pictures. We had a wonderful Christmas with all of you!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

What a wonderful CHRISTmas you had! I just love all the pictures, especially the one of your family in front of your tree.

I think it is so neat that all the girls are so close in age. They will have such a bond as they grow older. I only have one cousin on each side of my family that is a girl. All the rest are boys. I always wished there were more girls. Your girls are all very blessed to have each other. And that Jacob just melts my heart every time I see him! :0)

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful Christmas with us. I hope your New Year is filled with nothing but sweet memories just like these.


Teresa <><

E @ Scottsville said...

OH next year I'm going to have to try to find matching PJ's for all of my crew. I love, love, love that first picture in front of the tree.

Looks and sounds like you guys had a great Christmas!

Yay! Happy New Year!

Deborah Ann said...

Christy, you are such a blessing! I can see God's love all over this celebration. I can picture Him laughing, and rubbing His hands together with glee, watching all the joy and fun that so obviously bubbles up in your household. Wish I could have been there...but then again, God had quite a party going on here too!

chili pepper said...

So glad you had a happy Christmas with the family.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Snuggies... seems like that was the gift to give this year. Are they actually warm?

Beautiful pic's.


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing what a wonderful and goodlooking family love all yall miss ya too

Jill Thorn

Anonymous said...

Gotta luv those pj's.

Anonymous said...

i sure miss you guys....