Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cliff Notes from Christmas

Believe it or not, but, this is the CLIFF NOTES from our Christmas.
If you only knew how many 100's of pictures I have...I'm a total picturaholic! I have attempted to summarize our Holidays in just a few photo's so that I can look back and be reminded of how absolutely blessed we are.

First up...

Will and friends ice skating in downtown Tulsa
Our beloved Sunday School class kids
celebrating our annual *B'day Party for Jesus*
Grandad & Ella dancing away at her South Tulsa Dance Christmas Performance
Abby's Christmas Piano Recital

Abby & one of her B/F's at school Christmas Party
Ella & her K Teacher (who we adore) at their PJ Party!
Big Daddy & I at our "Ugly Christmas Sweater" Party
(couldn't find sweaters...so we went w/ Holiday embroidered shirts instead! :))
I pulled out some of my old early '90's Bobby Brown moves during Karaoke!
Ella Bella
Abby, Ella & good neigh pal decorate Gingerbread House
The Ruley Grandkids at Annual Christmas Party
Ella (the only 1 of 4 who wanted to go see Santa)
She asked for a "Marshmallow Gun" - that stinker didn't bring her one!
Owen's 1st face painting
Reindeer & Christmas Tree on face
Super fun childrens p.j. party at dear friends' house (Each child got their own box of cookies to decorate!)
One of mine preferred to eat his cookies rather than decorate them :)
Santa made a surprise visit...
The Younger two ponder what to ask for...
A Holiday Favorite...yet another annual party that I love!
Christmas at Nana & Grandad's...always a special time
One tickled receiver of a Pink Karaoke Machine!
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Proud Zhu Zhu Pet Owner
My lil' Guitar Player got his 1st "Effects Pedal"
Grandad's special Christmas Gift
The Gals at Mimi's Christmas
Mimi & Will
Aunt Gayle cuddling with Owen
Gayle & I w/ our new *blingy scarves on
CHRISTMAS EVE
Momma lovin' on her baby boy
Will after receiving his annual ornament from Mom
(a Basketball theme this year since he's playing for 1st time)
Daddy gets a COKE can ornament from the Nino's...he love him some Coke!
CHRISTmas Morning
(Ella's already pointing fingers...)
Ahhh...what it's all about...the birth of Jesus
Down they come...
My fab four after exchanging gifts they bought for one another
(dollar store of course! :) I highly recommend doing this...it was so much fun!!)
Abs receives her dream camera...HOT PINK of course!
Here's what we played over the break...my favorite?
Bible Edition Outburst...it ROCKS!
Annual stocking pic
My honey & I get a pic this year - older 2 have learned to take photo's!
Hot Cocoa by the fire after playin' in snow
Owen sporting his new Superman Cape
King Family Christmas
King Grandkids
Uncle Kevin & O give a thumbs up
Many a stocking at Oma's...all handmade
The oldest grandkids dig my little man...warms my heart
Abby with her snow masterpiece
That is just a GLIMPSE of what all we did in December...
*Can't wait to see what God has in store for us in 2010!!!!!! *

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you...plans to give you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

3 comments:

Baloney said...

I like your notes.
And seriously - I love it when you start dancing. LOVE it.

L stewart said...

Wow...looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! It is hard to choose a handful of pics isn't it?!!!

Love and miss you guys!!!

@nnie said...

Girl as many pictures as I take, I think I have found someone who takes more. So glad you take the time to post them... they are each one so precious and meaningful. I would like to have a video of those Bobby Brown dance moves though. Too funny! Oh, and i love the shot from behind of all your kids going down the stairs on Christmas morning. How did you manage that?