Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It was a very Merry Christmas indeed!

We started our celebration with a little bubbly and a lot of food.

Such a classic Jon face.

Then it was time for our traditional Nativity program complete with angel chimes, of course.

Caleb was the narrator this year. We love singing all the Christmas hymns as we read.

And we hang the Nativity ornaments on the tree as we go.

Natalie thought that the baby Jesus should go at the very top of the tree.

Then she wanted to lead us in Joy to the World.

We always finish our Christmas Eve by watching the Little Drummer Boy. Then it was time to get the kids in bed so Santa could go to work.

The kids in their Christmas jammies. Natalie loved her "jammies with feet" so much that she's still not taken them off.

Santa was really good to all of us this year.

Look at Alyssa's face...nothing like the excitement of Christmas!

Grandma Hatch gave Caleb a giant bottle of A-1. He was thrilled! A funny gift for a funny boy. It came in handy as he used it for his Christmas ham.

Grandpa opens his Snuggie...

I love mine so much, I just had to share the joy.

Jon got a new shop light. Pretty cool.

And for one last surprise...

We're going to Disneyland! Here are the kids with their countdown chains. Alyssa declared it "the best Christmas gift ever!"

Merry Christmas!


Amy Jones said...

Any Christmas that includes Disneyland is the BEST! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I love, love the picture of Alyssa by the tree. So beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Looks like a very Merry Christmas! That bottle of A-1 is classic. I love the countdown chain for Disneyland. That is such a great present.

Erin said...

I wish you had taken video of their reactions! I bet it was really great. Sounds like a great Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Love the picture of your Dad in his new Snuggie, how funny is that. Glad you guys had a nice Christmas!

Chad said...

The picture of Dad is priceless! I am jealous of Disneyland!

Lucy said...

I love and miss you guys! I'm craving a little Tara and Jon hanging out right now. It all looks so perfectly delightful. I love Natalie's footed PJs (we are fans here. Well, not me. But they were really well for Jay).

Merry Christmas!

The Gibbs Family said...

Merry Christmas! So glad you guys had a great time. So did you make your snuggie? Love that you have byu logos on it. Where did you find that? Very cool. AND when are you guys going to Disneyland? It would be so awesome to hang out with you guys so you'll have to let me know when you're coming down! Thanks again for sharing your read and sing nativity. We had a great time!

B.Bird said...

Our kids got that same gift for Christmas but I wasn't smart enough to think of count down chains. What a great idea.

Sara said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! You always make everything look so pretty, from the food to the tree and everything else. Have fun at Disneyland!

KmCaCFamilyof5 said...

I can't wait to hear about their reaction!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas!! Love that you gave your dad a BYU snuggie too :) it looks so cozy!!

Jenny said...

We too did Disneyland. When do you guys go?? We just got back you will have the best time!

Jackie said...

Love the count down chains. What a fun Christmas! I want to go to Disneyland too.

Craythorn Family said...

My brother and sister-in-law surprised their kids with a trip tp Disneyworld. So instead of going back to school after Christmas break was over, they flew to Florida. Have a wonderful time in Disneyland. How fun!