Thursday, December 27, 2007

Our Christmas~2007

Thank you for all your wonderful Christmas notes in my previous post! Our Christmas celebrations began on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. We went to our church's beautiful candlelight service where we sang Christmas carols and listened to the story of the birth of Christ.
Afterwards, a friend joined us for a Christmas Eve dinner.

Roast Beef
We had roast beef, potatoes, carrots and homemade macaroni and cheese.

Gingerbread with caramel sauce and whipped cream for dessert.

Before bed the girls and Benjamin made some food for Santa's reindeer. They love oats and cookie sprinkles!

They sprinkled it along our front walkway.

Grace, Emily and Benjamin
Then it was time to open new Christmas pajamas. Before Phillip took this picture, I told them to pretend they like each other. ;0)

Grace, Emily and Benjamin
Christmas morning came bright and early. The girls and Benjamin checked to see if the reindeer had eaten their food. :0)

We had a wonderful time opening gifts together...



Even Fern got a new toy!

Cinnamon Rolls
Warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

Later that afternoon we went to Nana and Papa's house for a ham and turkey dinner. Thank you for looking at just a few pictures of our fun Christmas! I'll be back soon for Show and Tell Friday!


Anita said...

Dear Kelli,

I am so pleased to read that Sant's reindeer found the way to your home! ;-))

How thoughtful that even Fern got a new toy ;-))

We had a merry Christmas too and I am now looking forward to some relaxing days before we have to get back to work ... next year!

I am looking forward to Show & Tell tomorrow and I am wondering what "Show" you will be sharing with us, maybe some of your Christmas gifts?

By the way, it has been pretty sunny but VERY cold around here on Christmas and we even go some (very little) snow on Sunday evening! But it soon melted away, what a pity. So my wish for a white Christmas did not come true...

Have a cosy evening (it's 11.30 p.m. over here now).

Hugs, Anita

Jenn4Him said...

I enjoyed your Christmas post very much. It was almost like being there!

Jen said...

ALL the food looks wonderful. I'm so glad you and your family had a blessed and wonderful Christmas....look forward to your posts.

Tina Leigh said...

Looks like yall had a really nice time! Merry Christmas Kelli! I look forward to hearing about your New Year plans. love u

Oh I got your card & tea...thank you my dear friend!

Heather Anne said...

What a lovely family celebration - I'm glad you had such a nice Christmas! We had a lovely time together as well, ans we have more to look forward to since my mum and dad will be here for a visit (Lord willing) Saturday - for a week! The kids are so excited!


Anonymous said...

Everything looks so festive and wonderful. Hope you had a joyful holiday! Dianntha

nancy said...

What a beautiful Christmas table! Just like in a *magazine* ;)
It was so nice to see pictures of the children. They look happy and healthy -- and they really DO look as though they like each other!
I look forward to whatever you and Phillip have up your sleeves for us next.

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a very nice Christmas! :-) Fern looks happy!

dot said...

Enjoyed your Christmas photos. Those kids are really growing up fast!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Kelli,
Looks like everyone had a great Christmas. We had a pretty good one as well. I love your Poinsetta Dishes. I have a set that my Mom bought me several years ago that I had on my table, but I ended up putting them up on my bar. I went to our local Dollar General Store earlier and I bought 4 Chargers to sit under them. I bought 2 Gold and 2 Red ones. They were half price, so I got all 4 of them for $4.00. They look real pretty under the Poinsetta Dishes. I'm sorry about the last Show & Tell Friday thing I did. I do hope you will forgive me. I just don't have a good camera to take real good pictures with. My Cell Phone Camera is all I have. I am Big on my Family. I will try and take some pictures tonight with my Cell Phone Camera and use them. Do you think maybe if I took a picture of my Poinsetta Dishes with the Chargers would be okay? You can let me know. Your beef roast with the veggies look so good. I love to have a roast with all the veggies in it. I usually put mine in the slow cooker. The roast just falls apart that way. You have some beautiful children. They look very happy there. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.
P.S. I still don't know how to use the Mr. Linky thing. Maybe you could help me with that?

Anonymous said...

Looks awsome even as full as I am I could eat a ham sandwich lol.

Reviekat said...

Kelli, what a fun evening and day y'all had! The children seemed to be enjoying themselves quite a bit.

I hope that the reindeer ate up all the food that was left for them!!

Kelly said...

Your roast looks soooooo good! I think next Christmas Eve I am going to make one! You have helped me make this Christmas the best ever and I thank you for that. I have learned so much from you!

Winter Blessings~

ps....can you believe some stores already have valentines day and Easter items out?????????

Julieann said...

YUMMY--the food always looks so yummy here. Your Christmas looked beautiful. I had to giggle, I say the same thing to my kids about pretending to like eachother for a picture...LOL:::shhh::::


Lori said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
It was fun to see photos from your celebrations.

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas Kelli! Looks like you had a LOVELY day! :-)

TJ said...

I'm glad you had a good Christmas! The photos look wonderful.

We too had reindeer food (given to me free at a small shop where I purchased a few gifts) but the kids fell asleep before I realized that we hadn't put it out. Maybe next year.

Fern looks very happy with her toy. Our kitties are still enjoying the wrapping (and our daughters princess doll's hair).

Anonymous said...

Looks like the whole family had a great time over Christmas! How nice! The food on your table, as always, looks yummmmmy! You're such a good Mommy! :)

Thirkellgirl said...

"Before Phillip took this picture, I told them to pretend they like each other. ;0)" That cracked me up - I *always tell my kids that! Great blog, have enjoyed it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Lovely dishes!

Patty said...

those look like Molly P.J's in the picture : )
Looks like you had a wonderful christmas

Ruth said...

You got some great pictures of the kids opening their presents! Got any ham left over?

SimpleFolk said...

Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas, Kelli! We always used oats and glitter for our reindeer food. The glitter sparkles in the moonlight, you know. Though I'm sure that the sprinkles would taste much better, lol.