Merry Christmas 2012

I can’t believe Christmas is here already. This is the alternate year where we have the little girls Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. It is such a blast to see all the excitement. It is also the first time in about five years that Sydney is home for Christmas. Normally, she goes to her Dad’s in Mississippi. But guess what? Her Dad moved back to Texas. Squeee!

This year, we are doing the Christmas tradition that I grew up with. That is the one where you open ALL the presents under the tree on Christmas EVE (today!). Then, Christmas morning Santa brings the “big” gift with more presents. The girls seem a little concerned. I think it must feel a little like cheating to open the presents Christmas Eve. But this is how I grew up and Sydney grew up, and honestly, it makes the most sense. The girls will be going to their Mom’s at Noon Christmas Day until the New Year’s Eve. This way gives them a little more time to play.

I have tons of photos and Christmas(y) things to post about, but I simply ran out of time this month. Too busy going, doing, and working.

So, I have decided to post my favorite photos in a slide show for you.

    (Click on any image to enlarge and display)

These are from our Christmas card shoot, St. Matthews children’s program, visit with my Mom in Oklahoma, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. All taken this month.

I’ve been busy!

Now, I need to clear a few memory cards to prepare for Christmas.

I just wanted to wish each and every one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. I know I don’t do well with the awards, links, and ping-backs. But I promise, I am deeply grateful for every one. I hope you know how much I appreciate you all. This year hasn’t been easy for me, and you have brightened it in more ways than you know.

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38 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2012

    1. It was so HOT that day. I think Mr. Winter was joking around! Finally cooler here now, and the forecast for Christmas day? Maybe snow…… Hmmmm.Thanks Gemma! Happy Holidays to you guys (and pups) as well.


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  3. amberafrica

    Angelia you have a beautiful family full of love, and so are you. Have a wonderful time and may God bless you to see many more happy ones.


  4. Christmas traditions are very important for our kids. I remember how my parents go to church on Christmas eve, then we go home and eat a bounty of delicious food, play board games, share stories and as soon as sunrise comes, open our gifts. Somehow I miss those days and now I just want my son to experience the same joys I had then. For CHristmas eve, we went to church, then had Christmas party with friends, then he met Santa and got his Lego Malevolence model. We arrive home at 0300 a.m. and he started opening his other gifts. He said, “dad, it is morning.” Merry Christmas . Wishing you and your family all the most wonderful of blessings.


  5. Such a gorgeous collage! We opened our gifts on Christmas Eve too (I think it’s a great tradition) and hurried off to celebrate with family on Christmas Day. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas!


  6. “That is the one where you open ALL the presents under the tree on Christmas EVE (today!). Then, Christmas morning Santa brings the “big” gift with more presents.”

    Angelia, we did the same thing in my family growing up and I loved it!

    Faaaaaaaaabulous photos! Truly, you are soooooooo gifted with the camera and inspire me!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    And I look forward to blogging with you in 2013!

    Cheers and X!

    P.S. glad to hear you got SNOW!!!!


  7. Lol Love the shot of the dogs by the tree – how did you get them to stay still?! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. And wishing you a fabulous New Year filled with happiness and joy! 🙂


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