Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009 - The Westmoreland Way - my parents house!

So I found a camera in my car that I borrowed a LOOOONG time ago from my friend Mande, see, I had really good intentions of leaving it in my car, so I would not forget to give it back to her the next time I saw her, I promise, Mande, I WILL give it back:) It's still blessing us, thanks for letting me borrow it so long - I think it's literally been a few years???

Thankfully, this "find" allowed me to take some Christmas pics! Christmases are always HUGE at my parents house - even the stockings are BIG:) Look at Kinsley's face - priceless:)

This is mom and dad's beautiful ultra contemporary home - my dad designed it, my mom did the interior!

My sister Jae, and my precious niece Kai! Aren't they beautiful?!!!

This is the pose Kinsley gives me 99% of the time when I ask for a picture, let's try this again...

much better!

We always have TONS of presents here! Seriously, we talked this year about how overboard it is sometimes - we have plans for next year to do something different and for others - stay tuned to my blog, you won't want to miss it:)! There's my mom with the kids, she's so cute - I have many more pics of her, but I think I took them with one of the disposables - stay tuned for those:)

Kaden and Kinsley got this really cool art table from Grammy and Grandaddy for their new playroom!

Here's the little Miss opening her presents - she already gets excited about getting clothes - we are in BIG trouble!

And here's the little Mr. opening his...happy about everything!

But especially happy about this!!!!

Kinsley received a "Butterfly Kisses" doll - it's precious!!!

Kai got a Sillytown toy - she LOVES it!

Jae and sweet Kai!

How cute is this pic of Kai and her daddy!

My dad

My handsome husband!

Me and Kins!

Kai with the big top we got her!

We had a fabulous Christmas, we missed my other sister Jayna and Steve, her husband, and their kiddos - they were snowed in in Denver, but we hope to see them Valentines Day weekend! Mom and Dad, thanks for such a wonderful, relaxing, memory making time, we LOVE you!!!!

Gingerbread House Fun!

Every year at my mom's house Kaden and Kinsley make a gingerbread house! Usually their cousins are there to do it with them, but the snow storm kept them from being able to come this time, sadly:( They still had fun decorating it themselves and always look forward to this tradition! Here's a pic of Curtis helping!

Sweet Kaden is so precise and detailed in his work!

Each piece is carefully thought out on his side:)

This is a detailed shot of Kinsley's side! She thought of putting those dots on top of the gumdrops all by herself - so creative!!!! Looks pretty cute, huh?

Ta da! The front of the finished product!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

No offense!

Ok, so my husband told me the last blog I blogged was named very offensively. So sorry if I offended anyone, I don't ever mean to do that and I don't EVER mean to take such a sacred holiday and make light of it.

Please know that I am SO thankful to live in a country where we can celebrate Christmas freely and the fact that this holiday ONLY exists because JESUS was born on this day to SAVE US from our sins!

I pray you all have a BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS and that if you do not know your Lord and Savior VERY PERSONALLY that you take the time this year to get to know HIM! He will bless you beyond ALL your WILDEST imaginations - try him - he LOVES/LIVES for this!

Lord God, I praise you for my beautiful life and am so thankful that you came into mine so many years ago! I praise you for the chance to celebrate your birth and for the ability to teach my kids about you as often and as openly as I choose to! I praise you that we still have a holiday here to celebrate your birth and that we can do so joyously knowing that its only a matter of time before your return! Amen!

Forgive me if I offended any of you in my last post - that was just me being my real, un-perfect, human self! Thank God that he can make us new each day!!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Freakin' Christmas!!!:)

Well I have no camera, both of my digital cameras have expired:( I've already sent one of them back once and had it returned to me working, only to mess up the SAME way it did before AGAIN - a month before Christmas - GREAT. will get to see all our fun Christmas activities, AFTER I go and get the disposable cameras developed onto a disk and upload them. Here's what you have to look forward to:

Kaden and Kinsley's church program
Kinsley's school program
Making cookies
My house/Christmas decorations
Christmas with my family - the Westmoreland clan
Christmas with Curt's family - The Downs' clan
Kiddos Christmas parties at school
Etc. Etc. Etc.

OK....done complaining, so thankful to have a wonderful family to celebrate Christ's birth with - it could be a whole lot worse! Merry Christmas Everybody!