we had an interesting, memorable christmas. emery got pneumonia and we were in the emergency room twice the night of the 23rd and then again on christmas day. she was almost admitted to the hospital and so sick. you'll notice there are not many pictures of my sick baby girl. my dad (grampy) is trying to recover from hip surgery and has had many complications since the surgery and was having a really rough day on christmas. we made the best of it and celebrated together but it was hard with emery so sick. here are some highlights from christmas week! i love this first picture of kinkade taking lucia out to spread reindeer food on the lawn christmas eve. emery LOVES to pray i took this quick photo during prayer. she loves to say "amen" at the end and loves holding hands.
aaron led worship at christmas eve service. he has not done this in a while and it was wonderful to have him rehearsing the few days before and filling the house with chrismas worship songs.
we have an ornament tradition on christmas eve morning when we hide four ornaments and the kids find them and then open the matching gift.
this is how i spent most of the week snuggled on the couch with a sick baby girl cuddled up and lucia watching "frosty" you might notice my third girl always came over and snuggled on my lap.
daddy and lucia reading "the night before christmas." i just love her sweet face in this picture.
grammy always gives the kids super hero jammies on christmas eve. lucia loved getting spider man. emery was home in bed she was so sick this night.
janny and ryan came over to celebrate and exchange gifts on the 22rd and we had chocolate fondue. the girls dove in it literally! emery just started taking handfulls!
santa always comes and visits on christmas eve. lucia was so surprised and happy to see him!
the kids love doing the "player piano" at grammy's house and playing christmas music. it is always a highlight christmas eve.
love this sweet sassy smart little girl!
mrs. clause who always makes life so fun!
sweet faces christmas morning. . .
all ready for christmas!
we drove to oregon the morning of the 26th to celebrate with the mcmurrays! lucia got a radio flyer bike from papa and grandma that she can reach the pedals she was thrilled emery got one too but she was in bed still sick.
oregon shirts, zags fuzzy blankets, and new zags basketball balls these boys are set!
my sweet nieces in their new hats.
it started snowing in oregon and the girls ran out to see. emery was finally starting to feel a little bit better.
it was a memorable christmas and we have so much to be thankful for!