Friday, December 26, 2014

friday favorites

F R I D A Y   F A V O R I T E S

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! Our celebrations are continuing on today—this time with Steve’s side of the family. I love stretching out the holiday for as long as we can :)

Here are my FAVORITE moments and photos from the past few days:

We really enjoyed the Christmas Eve service on Wednesday night at church. We have a new pastor (my stepfather retired), and he and his wife are wonderful musicians. Steve joined them in leading worship, and it sounded beautiful! As per tradition at the end of the service, we gathered around the perimeter of the sanctuary and sang “Silent Night” while holding candles. I look forward to this every year :) Nolan did an awesome job holding his candle for the first time!

I had Nolan and my nieces help me make cinnamon dough ornaments for the tree. They loved taking turns with the rolling pin. We cut out little trees, stockings, and stars. The ornaments made the house smell delicious and Christmasy.


Another favorite moment was seeing this group snuggle up for a movie :)

Yesterday, we went over to my mom and Don’s house for Christmas dinner and present-opening. The boys had such a great time!


  Ephraim looked ADORABLE in his “My First Christmas” outfit!

My mom bought us each a 2014 ornament. Nolan got this cute mini version of his turtle sandbox.

And E got a “Baby’s First Christmas” sweet little deer :)

Another gift he got was a stuffed Peter Rabbit—perfect for his upcoming birthday party :)

Nolan loves his new Home Depot toolbox :)

Baby Ephraim took a nap mid-presents.

His first Christmas was most definitely a success :)

I just pulled a cranberry orange bundt cake out of the oven, and I can’t wait to taste it for brunch at my in-laws!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful christmas pictures! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful celebration!


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