Monday, December 26, 2011

~Christmas Day~

The past couple years Josh and I have hosted Christmas morning at our house, for his side of the family. We have breakfast, and open presents and hang out. This year Josh's parents went above and beyond, and we all got spoiled! It's always a fun time, visiting and laughing with the family... and the added joy of Eme and Kennedy made it our best Christmas yet!

~Christmas Eve~

Every Christmas Eve is spent at my mom's house. We attend church (or in the past 2 years, I WORK church) and then we head over to mom's for dinner and presents. We had such a great time this year! Owen is so great to have around, all antsy and asking over and over when it'll be time to start with the presents. It's so exciting to have the spirit of a child in the mix! And Eme surprised all of us with her willingness to actually help open presents some. The best was her baby doll. Grammy got her her first baby doll, and as soon as the wrapping paper came off she grabbed the baby and tried to pull it to her. We had to take it out of the box right away. She didn't have a reaction like that to any other present that night! It was precious!

Well, I guess 2 outta 3 ain't all bad! It was getting close to bed time for all three of these littles!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

~Ladie's Night, December~

Every month the Women's ministry at church has a Ladies Night. It's a night full of giveaways, fellowship, and great messages. This month they set up a photo booth for the ladies, and we managed to have a lot of fun with it!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

~Sutherlin, Oregon~

I adore Josh's family. We have had our differences, but honestly, what family hasn't, and at the end of the day, the love is fierce, and real. It's pretty cool. We went as a whole crew down to Sutherlin, Oregon to visit Lynda's sister and her family. I love it there! We spent Sunday morning at church with the Cherry's, then took time during a potluck to get some good family pictures.

4 generations! Grandma Rich, Lynda, Josh and Emerson

The Barnard ladies... Well, Robyn is a Bauer now, but still... The Barnard ladies :-)

It's so fun spending days with Robyn and miss Kennedy, and Dannica and miss Hannah. And Brenna and Angie are awesome Aunties! Can't wait til those girls add to the bunch!