Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Day

Oh, I am just broken hearted that it is over. I just love Christmas, I look forward to it all year, and it's already over. really was just about perfect!

Truthfully, it was the longest night ever. Travis just had to laugh about how many times I leaned over him to see what time it was. When Sienna started to fuss a little at 6:45, I said "okay, Enna's awake. Time to get up." Trav just laughs. The girls couldn't wait to come downstairs and see if Santa came-and she was not let down when she saw the many, many, many presents he left. She couldn't wait to dig into her stocking. She looked at every object and every detail inside. Her eyes were full of magic! Sienna was pretty funny too. She just loved ripping into her gifts. Travis and I were in heaven watching them just eat it all up.

Adyson has watched us play guitar hero many times, and asked Santa for a guitar. If you know Adyson, you know that she is anything but a rock star. Princess, yes. Diva, yes. Drama-queen, yes. But rock star? Not so much. So Santa brought the guitar, and I wondered if she would like it. But she does. She just jams out as soon as she straps it on. I'm hoping that one day she joins a band. Wouldn't she just be the cutest rocker?

Later in the day we went to my parents house to celebrate with my side of the family. My mom cooked a delicious dinner and we did the present thing one more time. It was utter chaos watching everyone open presents. It was seriously crazy. Amy and her mom (who is also Ady's pre-school teacher) spent hours and hours making Adyson a Christmas Dress-up dress. It was so fun to see the finished product, and Adyson has lived in it since. Amy, thankyou for being such a terriffic Aunt and spending so much time on her gift. It turned out perfect.

Christmas really was such a nice time this year. It was a nice distraction. It was nice to have so much family time together. Travis took this whole week off and we have been just enjoying doing nothing together. He went in for his 3rd treatment today. He is feeling pretty good so far, but is deffinetly tired. We are thankful that the side effects have been minimal.
As hard as the last couple of weeks have been, we have really been touched by so many acts of kindness. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning were not lost to us this year. We have had so many people call, e-mail, and send happy thoughts our way. Some of Trav's friends from highschool (who he hasn't seen for years) have called just to let us know they are thinking of us and praying for us. We have come home to so many very thoughtful and generous gifts left on our front door and asked ourselves many times if we deserve these things. We know that Christmas time is "tight" for everyone and know that many people had to sacrifice something for us. So to those of you who have thought of us, thankyou. We have cherished every act and know that we truly have the best friends and families in the world. YOU made the spirit in our home this Christmas. YOU have made us want to be better people. I only wish I knew exactly who to thank!
I hope that you all had as good of a Christmas as we did. Thanks again for keeping us in your prayers.


Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

Cute pictures, I am like you, the day after Christmas it's all over, it makes me sad too! I love the guitar! So cute! Sounds like a fun Christmas!

Kylene said...

What a fun post. Looks like you had a great Christmas. Don't kids just add something so amazing to the whole Christmas spirit! Most of my fun was watching Hallie and her excitement. I love the picture of the 4 of you. Travis' expression made me, "ahhhh" out loud.

Amy Johnson said...

Christmas really was so fun this year! It's just going to get better and better! I love you guys and am so glad that we live so close so our kids can grow up together and we can be together so much!

Amber Culp said...

Looks like you guys had a perfect Christmas, much deserving. I just have to laugh that I got my girls the same matching sweaters. Heather said she got Brielle one too! Too bad they can't all wear them together for a picture.

tina said...

I love Ady the rockstar! That pic is priceless!

The Wolfley Family said...

Man you got some gsreat pics! You are the most beautiful family ever! It makes me want to go back to last week and slow down a bit and appreciate every moment a little more. It's always over too quick!