Christmas 2009. It was definitely a fun one! I've been anticipating getting this post ready for just under a month now, with my excuse being not having my pictures downloaded because of our computer problems. The other day I decided to just put the pictures on Matt's laptop. When I saw them, I just had to laugh. Because if i didn't I might cry. Seriously, I was putting off this post while I waited for pictures and what I realized was that we barely took any pictures.
No pictures of the gifts post Santa's visit all set up around the tree.
No pictures of the four of us dressed up after Christmas Eve worship service.
No pictures of the four of us Christmas morning (yes, we do have a tripod and I know how to work the timer on our camera).
No pictures of the four of us at any point over our week of Christmas celebration.
No pictures of any of us wearing any clothes other than pajamas (that was the part that I thought was pretty funny!)
Despite the lack of visual reminders, it was only a month ago so I remember having a great Christmas. So great that we forgot to break out the camera! :)
Here are a few of the them...
The girls eagerly awaiting giving the gifts they got each other, wearing their matching Christmas pjs. It was so sweet how much joy they got from giving a gift to their sister as well as receiving one. They were just little trinket things, but both were so delighted in the gift they got. It made me so happy!
We enjoyed a yummy breakfast of Monkey bread, my favorite recipe because you prepare everything the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. You can't beat the smell of it baking while you open gifts!
The morning after we get there we basically reinact Christmas morning at my parents house. The kids wait at the top of the stairs until the special Christmas music play (Hmmm...could that be a tradition I've taken with me?)
This is Ella, first one down the stairs, running around the corner into the family room. I love the excitment on her face, and it's also a picture I'm sure I've had taken of me growing (yeah, that's right, I beat the boys down the stairs!)
Oh look, a picture of the girls with a gift!
Yay for Pixos!! The kids got some wonderful gifts from my very generous parents!
We made some attempts to get some more cousin pictures. This one is a personal favorite...
There's just so much chaos going on! Caleb had been happy 30 seconds before but then his Aunt Chrissie sat on him! Classic Christmas moment in the Koerber household!
And even more chaos....
Only a few more left....
Caleb in his happy place, snuggled up close to mom!
Some favorite memories of our time with my family...