Christmas and New Years with Emily!!!

Just like most of you, Christmas at our home is an incredibly joyous and busy time!!  We were especially joyful this season with the addition of sweet Emily to our Christmas and New Years celebrations.

Emily was as excited as can be on Christmas morning.  We celebrated the birth of our Savior and Lord with gift giving, feasting, and a birthday cake for Jesus later that day.  Although the events of the day may have been a bit confusing for Emily, she was full of excitement, and she has really come to love blowing out birthday candles.

After Christmas, we packed up and traveled to Naples, Florida to visit "Nan" and "Papa George".  We had a great time visiting with Nan at her place on Gulf Shore Boulevard.  We went to the beach during the day, swam in the pool, and returned to the beach on New Year's Eve to watch the fireworks.

The girls loved staying in hotels during our travels, while the boys enjoyed staying at their Papa George's home in Huntington Lakes.  We celebrated Papa George's 76th birthday, and, once again, Emily enjoyed blowing out the candles....

Another very fun part of our trip was the day at The Naples Waterpark. Everyone had a great time swimming in the many pools and going down the various waterslides!!  Emily loves to swim and relax in sun.  Needless to say, her late grandmother "Mimi" would be very proud!


Pajama Mama said...


I like EM's hair pulled back in the Christmas morning pictures. But Mason's hair...was hilarious!

So cute of Caroline with cake all over her sweet face!!!

Great pictures, great memories for you all!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures!I loved seeing everyone's crazy hair on Christmas morning! Carol B.

KateVonGlahn said...

I loved all of the pictures. Tell everyone I said hey!

ben and shauna said...

So blessed to reconnect with you, jeff, and the family, of whom we have only met 1/6th of!
we will be back in alabama for several weeks in may for weddings. maybe we can personally reconnect then. are you homeschooling?
looking at your family, what a blessing you have!