January 07, 2011

Christmas with our Families

I had quite the scare today!

Someone {ahem, Noah!} dropped one of my memory
cards in a cup of Dr. Pepper sitting on our computer desk.

Josh told me to put it in some rice, so I ran to the kitchen,
threw open the pantry door and grabbed myself a bag of rice.

My little memory card is currently buried in a cup of rice, so I
am hoping and praying it's not ruined. That would be so sad.
Apparently the rice pulls all the fluid out of the card??
We shall see.

Anyway, I learned my lesson!
I'll never leave my memory card in reach of little hands ever again.
I was worried at first because I thought all of our Christmas pictures
were on that card, but thankfully they were on another one.

After we had our little Christmas, we drove to Oklahoma to
celebrate with my side of the family. We were only there a little
over 24 hours, so it was a very short trip, but the time we spent
together was so wonderful! I loved every minute of it.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of our
time together. You should have seen my parents' living
room. It was covered in wrapping paper! Ha.

I love this picture of my dad. Definitely the parent
my brother gets his funny expressions from.

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The cutest twins I know.

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Noah opening a present! Let me guess... something Toy Story?

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Seriously, you should see our apartment.
Toy Story all over! :)

Noah got the coolest Buzz Light year from Granddad and Mimi.
Buzz says like sixty different phrases, has lasers, pop-up wings,
a moving head... you name it, he does it. All the guys
kept saying, "Why didn't we have cool toys
like that when we were growing up?!"

Noah waiting patiently as Daddy tries to get Buzz out of the box.

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Noah showing Megan and Delilah how Buzz works.

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My Mom surprised my Dad and got him some cowboy boots.
He was really excited about them.

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And my Dad got my Mom a new flat screen T.V. for
her sewing room! Now she is set, and there is no reason
she can't get going with a sewing business {right Mom?}.

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Guess what else Noah got? A potty!
I love the picture of him eating his cookie on the pot. Haha.

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Bibi and Abby-- happy little newlyweds.

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Oh goodness, here we go.
To make a long story short, my Mom and Josh have
an ongoing war each Christmas where they buy each
other something ugly. For the first year or two, they
bought each other the ugliest ornaments they could find.
But this year, they changed it up a little and Josh bought my
Mom this ugly "make your nose hairs curl" type of candle.
And my Mom found this beauty for Josh:

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Can you guess where the shirt ended up?
Before we left for Amarillo, Josh had me distract my Mom
while he laid it down in Samson & Delilah's cage.
I love seeing what those two come up with every year. :)

Such a sleepy little guy.

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It was a quick trip, but a wonderful one!

After we spent some time in Oklahoma with my
family, we drove to Amarillo to see Josh's side of the family.
We had an easy four hour trip to Amarillo and arrived late Sunday
evening. Papa and Grammy met us at the door and we all stayed
up a few hours talking and catching up. It was so good to see them!

The next morning we had breakfast and opened up gifts.
One of my favorite gifts that Grammy got Noah was a Toy Story
book recorded with her voice. Noah loved it! And he still
smiles each time we open it up and read it. What a special gift!

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I loved how Noah tore off the wrapping
paper-- he knew what he was doing!

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What is it??

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Woody!!!
And boy does he love Woody.
He also says a bunch of different phrases from the movie
when you pull the string on his back. But Noah's favorite
thing about Woody is putting the hat on his head.
Thank you Grammy and Papa!

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I guess Papa was surprised! Love this picture!

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Noah playing the tickle game with Daddy.
He looooves to be tickled.

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We were so glad Nanny and Pa {Josh's grandparents}, Joseph and
his girlfriend, Ashley, and Quentin were able to come over to see us.
Grammy cooked out steaks, and we all had lunch; it was so nice
to catch up with everyone and spend the afternoon together.

Family picture!

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We also went to visit my grandmother Gigi
while we were in town. We sure miss her!

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And we had the chance to see Josh's Aunt Kim for
a little bit one afternoon. It was great seeing her too!
I'm kicking myself because I didn't have my camera with me!

Sweet, sweet picture of Noah and his Grammy.
They sure have fun together.

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What a blessing to be able to spend Christmas
with both of our families! We love you all!

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14 comments:

Linda P. said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to show us your Christmas celebrations with your extended families! We were in Amarillo Fri.(24)evening through the following Tuesday afternoon visiting my parents and brother. Would've been neat if we had run into each other somewhere! (Now I'm off to do some way up high dusting in my kitchen. Time to get that fuzzy dust off the decor!)

CaseyWiegand said...

what a beautiful family

Mama Jill said...

Awwww you guys look like you had such a good time. Especially noah. What a little cutie!!!

Jami Nato said...

soooo fun! the hoiday, not the memory card shenanigan. uck.

Mary said...

Looks like a awesome Christmas filled with loving family! :) I can't believe all the cool Toy Story stuff Noah got. It's so funny how little ones get hooked on a certain thing. Our house is Dora central right now.

Hope you have a great weekend! And I hope your memory card is ok. My mom is having an issue with hers that had a ton of Christmas pics on it. Not fun

Melanie said...

Libby, I can see where you get your looks. Your mom is beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Oh, wow, what an amazing post! Your family is so wonderful! Love all of the photos!! Looks like the perfect Christmas you guys had! And boy, on that one pic, where Noah and Daddy are unpacking Buzz, you can definitely tell that Noah's a mini version of his Daddy...so cute!!!

Brittney @ britandtheboys said...

looks so fun! Trey and Brady each have a buzz and woody and one set of them have lasted a few years now! hide your permanent markers.. Trey got hold of mine one year and wrote his name on the foots of B&W!!

Kat said...

Your family is absolutely gorgeous!

And on a more superficial note, the lighting for your photos was just perfect. I might have been drooling.

The Christians said...

Aww...looks like you guys had a great time! Love all the fun pix!

danielle @ take heart said...

so fun! what a wonderful christmas.

we have the same potty…it is never used to the real purpose but matchbox cars are daily dumped into it to make it do the rewarding tune.

let us know if the rice works, i'm sure i will need to do that sometime in the not so distant future ;)

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Looks like you have a pretty awesome family all around my dear. And as always, amazing photos!

Kelly said...

Great pictures! Looks like your little guy had a great Christmas! I love his expressions!

Melanie Lyons said...

Great pictures! Looks like it was fun, and fast and furious Christmas. It's getting more and more fun!