Friday, January 13, 2012

Christmas Wrap-up

I haven't done a great job of updating my blog, but my scrapbook for the year is done thanks to digital scrapbooking! So here's our Christmas in pictures.

The girls had a great time at Disney on Ice with Mimi watching Tiana, Cinderella and Rapunzel. We also made our yearly chocolates and had the annual Burckart/Horton dinner.

For months Maddie had been asking for a Jessie doll, from Toy Story, so her Christmas Eve morning (the way our current schedule works, its just easier to open our family presents Christmas Eve morning) was filled with Jessie items including a doll, shirt, pajamas and a hat of her own. Anna enjoyed opening some Barbies, Marble Run and a jewelry box she could decorate herself. Christmas morning the girls woke up to a giant cardboard box in the form of a house, it has since been beautifully painted.

On Christmas Eve we traveled to Burlington to have lunch with Pop & Divi, Uncle Kevin, Uncle David & Aunt Stephanie and cousins, Marley, Rainey and Henry.

Christmas Eve night we went to Danville, Virginia to spend some time with my mom's side of the family. Great Aunt Velner (in the Santa hat :)) is always entertaining and it is nice to catchup with those family members we only see once a year.

Christmas Day we traveled back to Burlington to open presents with Mimi (forgot my camera :( ) and have lunch with Divi's family.

It's interesting to go back and look at the pictures we took this year; I feel like so much is missing. I wish I had pictures of the family reading of the Christmas story (this year in the Jesus Storybook Bible), our nativity on the mantle, the Christmas tree overflowing with items for the food bank (thanks to generous co-workers), the daily advent time spent with the girls via the Jesse Tree as we daily anticipated Christ's birth. Hopefully next year :).

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