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Monday, December 26, 2011

The Joy of Christmas

Christmas was about a million times more exciting this year than it has been since maybe 1982 (for me, anyway). At first, Ben and Hugh seemed just as confused as they were excited, but once the reality of their new toys started to sink in it was just pure joy!

This was their first view upon coming out to the Christmas tree... the unwrapped fire trucks from Santa:

Look at that exchange of expressions... so magical!

Hugh figuring out how his truck works.

At about this point both boys were playing with their own trucks, but kept eying each other, almost as if they couldn't believe they each had their very own truck.

Ben opening another gift, but clinging tightly still to his truck!

That look says it all, doesn't it?!

It was a wonderful day! We enjoyed the company of my parents, who added their own surprises to this mix and making the day even more special. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of bread pudding and my Mom's trademark tea ring. Opened lots of gifts and felt so full of gratitude. After the morning excitement, we headed to Church for a wonderful meeting. Just before rushing out the door, we got really lucky with snapping a quick photo with the help of the camera's timer. Not bad, right?!

I hope it was a very Merry Christmas for all of you!


Mandi said...

I love all of the pictures! The last one, the family photo is great! I am so impressed that both boys are looking at the camera, holding still and Ben even has his cute smile! I am jealous of your camera timer's skills! Glad you had a great Christmas!

Becky Rose said...

Fun, Cute. Love the ribbon the curtain rod too.

Tim, Annie, Jack said...

could there be any cuter boys or family for that matter... We were thinking of Ben on his birthday! Hope it went just as well as Christmas.

Trent and Amber said...

That family photo is great! Looks like they thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas!