My Christmas…

by Kristen on December 28, 2012 · 23 comments

in Christmas

…was full of babies,

and small people,

(it’s a good thing my niece got a vacuum for Christmas, because these get-togethers are always so messy. ;) )

candles,

present-opening at other people’s houses,

and at our own,

cinnamon rolls,

a fancier table than usual,

(my poor neglected china doesn’t see the light of day very often)

yummy, not-traditional Christmas food,

and a serious session of silly-face-making during dinner.

I hope your celebration was delightful too. :)

(Details about some of the presents we bought for the kids will be in a forthcoming post. I just didn’t want to make this one too long!)

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1 Victoria December 28, 2012 at 7:18 am

Looks like you had a great Christmas. My family enjoys the sparkling grape juice too! The kids get a kick out of drinking it in fancy glasses while wearing their paper crowns from their Christmas crackers.

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2 Amy December 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

Sounds lovely! Ours was also full of children, delicious food, a toy vacuum, and good times! Thank you for sharing!
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3 Sharon December 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

Great pics, Kristen. I so miss little kids at Christmas! It’s quiet when your youngest is almost 16. :)!

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4 Ruth December 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

You have to at least tell us what Joshua was SO excited about :)

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5 Kristen December 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Oh, that was his waterproof camera cover. I’ll tell you a little more about it in a future post! And I’m sure you’ll see underwater photos on his blog too.

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6 Cassie December 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

Wow, that last picture of Lisey looks just like you! Looks like a fun Christmas was had by all! :)

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7 Kristen December 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Gee, I’m so complimented by that, I just don’t know what to say. ;)

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8 Tina Ray December 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

It looks like everyone had a great time! Happy Holidays Kristen to you and yours.

I like your china. Mine doesn’t get to see much use but I did buy a pretty hutch last year around Christmas to display it all year. Thanksgiving and East are usually when they get to come out and visit. I bought the set from Salvation Army. I waited patiently for a month because they mark it down by 50%. I went in so the 92 piece set was now $45. I offered $35 and she turned me down and I turned around to walk away and she relented! I was being very frugal and tough. Just a little frugal story to enlighten your day.

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9 Tina Ray December 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

Easter*

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10 Tina Ray December 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

Oh and the hutch was a Craigslist find. There isn’t much “new” stuff in my house. That would not be near as much fun as treasure hunting!

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11 Amanda December 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Your kids are so good looking!

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12 Jill December 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

I like your china! I try to use our wedding china more than two or three times a year. Sometimes it is fun to celebrate birthdays or other special ocassions with china.

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13 Becky December 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Looks like you had a lovely celebration together! And your four Little Ones, Kristen, are suddenly looking … well, not so little anymore!

Did Joshua fold the origami tree? That looks like such a fun project :-)

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14 Kristen December 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Lisey actually folded that. Isn’t it cute?

And yeah, I know…my little crew is getting to be awfully big these days.

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15 Reese December 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I did a double-take when you posted the photo of Zoe up, Kristen. She looks SO mature and SO big. They’re growing up so fast!

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16 Battra92 December 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I really want to put a caption on that picture of Joshua holding up his glass but I can’t think of anything clever enough. Also, I can see he is getting good at avoiding sister-hugs. :-P

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17 EngineerMom December 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I’d love to see instructions on how to make that origami Christmas tree!

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18 Allotment Adventures With Jean December 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

A lovely post. You have a beautiful family. I couldn’t believe it when I saw your lovely china. My friend has a set just like it. She keeps it in the cabinet, but it comes out on special occasions.

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19 Kris December 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

We have the same china pattern! What excellent taste you have. ;)

Ours also doesn’t see the light of day very often but we did pull it out for Christmas. It’s important to try to civilize my children every so often.

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20 Jenn December 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I just came here to post that I have the same china as well! Although mine was a hand-me-down family gift after my grandma passed away. I love it nonetheless! Many memories have been had over that set and many more to come!

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21 Franci December 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Your celebrations look delightful!

Interestingly, strawberries *are* a traditional Christmas food here in New Zealand, with it being summer and all. :-)

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22 Kim December 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

What a lovely set of photos xx

Looks like a great christmas was had by all xx

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23 Katie March 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

OMG! You and I have the same China pattern! I received mine for Christmas in 1998….

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