Friday, December 12, 2008

Photo Story Friday (Last Christmas)

It has been one crazy year, but what a difference a year can make. Lynsey and Kelsea had moved in with us last year. Christopher still lived with his Grandmother. Bethany and Noah were adjusting to everything, and loving every minute of it. Here are some photos from last Christmas that I thought were worth a look.

Yes, Lynsey loved to pose even then. I think with her eyes like that she looks just a little scary, and with her body posed like that she looks a little to grown.

Kelsea didn't really want to have photos taken by the tree, but she did it for me anyway.

This is my baby buritto Noah.

Bethany posing with her favorite ornament of the year.

She loved this so much that the next time I checked the pictures in my camera I saw she had taken 15 pictures of that little solider.

These next photos are of Christmas Eve. These are also my thoughts on these photos.

This is Grandpa. This is his favorite chair. I really think that he loves to watch all of us run around him. When asked what he is truly thankful for he will say something like 'I am just glad I maried into this family, that I have a testimony in the gospel, and the garden did really well this year.' He makes life sound so simple. Maybe life is simple.

All Bethany wanted was her two front teeth for Christmas, and all Madi wanted was for people to see that she is a big girl and not a baby anymore.

With no toys at Nanny's all the boys had to play with was each other. Every year they start wrestling around. Every year someone says 'Hey stop that'. Don't try this at home.

I think Jackson, and Noah have always been the best of friends. I am so glad that they have each other.

Madi, Noah, and Jackson showing each other how important they are to one another.

When I see this picture I really think what a differnce a year makes. Last year Bethany wanted Emma Mae to call her Mama so bad. Bethany loved to hold her and try to rock her, and for the most part Emma Mae would let her. Now Emma Mae is on the go and to big to hold and rock. Bethany will always remember.

Amanda was feeling really stressed I think. All I remember was I was sitting on the fireplace, and Amanda went to the bathroom. When she came out she had her hair all teased and wild looking. Not really sure what was going on, but I wanted to remember it forever. Hee hee.

This Christmas Eve will be really different. We won't be at Nanny's we are all going to Pat's. It's sad to see that the tradition of going to Nanny's is now gone. We had no idea at that moment that it would be the last Christmas Eve there. Sometimes you just don't know.

PhotoStory Friday
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imbeingheldhostage said...

What a poignant post! Those happy faces and the kids having such a great time-- it's so sad now thinking it was the last of a tradition. I hope your this year is filled with loads of happy, giggling, wrestling kids (and blue soldiers)!

Sass E-mum said...

Amanda's hair is how I feel after watching children romping around at family parties. That's a lovely post.