Sunday, December 28, 2008


Christmas Day:

"To Believe in making wishes and having faith they can come true.

To Believe that you can find some joy

in everything you do.

To Believe in giving gladly for no reason

just because,

To Believe in love . . .

That's what it means

To Believe in SANTA CLAUS" !

~ author unknown

We were awaken early, like all parents on Christmas day. I wait all year long just to see the looks on the kids faces, like all parents on this day. I am in awe that this is Mia's second Christmas home with her family. Last year she was such a teeny tiny baby girl ~ everything was so new to her as well as confusing. She was still adjusting to being home for about 3 months! This year she has blossomed and really enjoyed this day with her brothers!

Happy, smily kiddos!

~ Merry Christmas ~

At the end of our night, we decided to make some popcorn in mommy's new popcorn maker ~ I had been asking for an airpopper since my microwave refuses to make it for us! Daddy found this super- duper retro "popper". It is really nice, a bit hard to clean (very) and quiet big! It made some good popcorn, but the clean-up was. . . annoying (had to remove the kettle and crank. You cannot submerge it in water since it has the sockets on the bottom, so I had to carefully clean that out. Then, I had to get a damp sponge and wipe down the sides and bottom of the inside - whew!!). Can you imagine my answer to the kids when they wanted popcorn the following night???!

Thanks honey, I LOVE my gift :)

BTW, you do not hear me complaining about this gift!


Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

It looks like someone had a very nice Christmas!!! Your header turned out great!!! Santa brought Lauren the same pj's that your sweetie has on...aren't they the cutest?

Hugs from St. Louis!

amy said...

what fun pics, glad you had a great day

amy said...

what fun pics, glad you had a great day

Colleen said...

Great pictures!!! Looks like the kids got all they wanted and more!!! How does Mia like her cottage?! Faith got that last year and I think she was a little too old for it. She played with it for a few months and now it just sits in our house like a display. lol I have been meaning to find a home for it. I think Mia is at a perfect age for it.
Love your popcorn maker! And thanks for the tip on the school days board. I will look for it.
Take care!!

Joanne said...

Hi again Colleen :)
Mia is at the perfect age (and height) for the Rose Petal Cottage - and it was on clearance this year!! Big brother, Eddie is enjoying it too :)
**All the kids got slinkys in their stockings from Santa and they really got a kick out of them!!

Dawn said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, sorry I am so late in stopping by. Happy New Year to you and your family!!