Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Christmas We Will Always Remember

Waking up to Frances' voice on Christmas morning was a feeling that just can't be put into words.  Its still hard for us to believe that this time last year we were anxiously preparing and waiting for her arrival- in fact most of the Christmas gifts were nursery furniture.  As we sat in church on Christmas Eve celebrating Christs' birth, I was instantly reminded of God's perfect plan for all of us.  This little gal is without a doubt the best gift we have ever received!

We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house with the Smith clan, while Meme and Grump helped hold the fort down over in Oxford with the triplets.  Christmas day was exciting and busy, starting off with our little family of 4 (can't leave Bella out) opening presents and playing with new toys.  We then headed over to the Smith's house for more playing and yummy brunch.  Next, all 4 of us loaded into the car and headed over to Mississippi for a two day visit with Meme, Grump, Sage, Jack, and of course the girls!  Frances is starting to look like such a "big kid" now, especially next to these sweet babies.
Frances trying to steal the show.....poor Brooks...Irene is confused....Anna just doesn't care
Here is a photo round-up of the weekend....with more to come next week, as we head back to MS for Round 2 of Christmas and New Years with the entire family!
Mommy and Frances
A few Christmas Eve presents with the cousins.
Yummy Christmas cookies right before bedtime:)
Bella was so sweet to help Frances get her goodies out of the stocking.
We are getting really close to sitting up!
Debut of "The Tickle Monster"....this will get its own blog posting soon.
Such a big girl standing up, and good thing Bella is supervising.
Love my new piano from Meme and Grump.
Frances and Kat telling each other all about their Christmas presents.
Lyndy whipping up some "crispy eggs" to go with the french toast.
Playing with Grump....or is Grump asleep????
Babies babies everywhere!
Frances telling her cousins that this jingle bell is not actually an approved toy to play with, but its really fun anyway!


  1. Sweet! I'm so glad y'all had a good Christmas!

  2. Love this post!!! I too was reminded this Christmas of how incredible God's gift was to us as I thought about how special Harper Kate is to us. France's seems like she is doing amazingly well. Love your blog!!