Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve and Morning

Christmas Eve tradition places us at church for the 4pm service and then back to my parents house. It was a wonderful service and a wonderful time with my family. We, as always, were so thankful my 93 and 94 year old grandparents were with us. They enjoyed their time with all the family as well.

The kids decided to put on a play of Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus.

Christian, Haileyanna and Christian reciting Bible verses

Hailey was Mary and Owen was Joseph

Owen waiting for his arrival on the scene

Hailey and Owen with baby Jesus

Nathan was an Angel and here he is appearing to the Shepard's

The Shepard's arrived on the scene

The Shepard's dancing and singing

The audience clapping after the performance

The kids at the dinner table

The kids with great grandma and grandpa with the gifts they got for them. The kids were thrilled!!!!

The comes Christmas morning

The kids with their stockings

Mia excited about something.

The boys with their new motorcycle chest guards

Mia showing her new crocs (way too big but for next summer)

A lovely picture of me on a glorious no makeup late night morning. I totally wanted a digital picture frame and Kev delivered!!

Mia opening her cooking pots and pans

And here they are

A little later in the morning Kevin's parents and uncle Dave and Aunt Joyce from Carmel, CA came and spent the rest of the morning with us. Here is Uncle Dave with the kids.

We then hosted about 25 people for dinner. Those pictures will come soon.


  1. LOVE the photos..
    And the kids are tooo cute..
    Glad you had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas day..
    Can't wait for more photos..
    Nick is only going for more training then he will be in the states for at least 6 months.. so we are good on the worring part for awhile.
    Thank you for always being there.. LOVE YOU TONS>.
    Hugs and love to you and your family..

  2. What a fun Christmas! The kids look soooo cute in their Christmas PJs!

    Hope you have a great week!

  3. The kids performing on Christmas Eve was so adorable!! What a great tradition!

    Looks like everyone had a great Christmas! I hope you enjoy your digital picture frame - you can load it up with great pics!

  4. Looks like a GREAT Christmas! So sweet that the kids did such a cute performance on Christmas eve! Great pictures! : )

  5. Looks like you had a fun Christmas! Love Mia wearing her new crocs while opening presents. :)


  6. Looks like you had a great Christmas. I love reading about other people's traditions! :)