|Kjersti was our little angel again this year! She is wearing the Merriweather costume (blue fairy in Sleeping Beauty) my mom made me for Halloween when I was in first grade.|
This year marked our second Christmas at Belair. It was wonderful. It was just ourselves this year, as we had no extended family visit.
On Christmas eve we had our traditional family devotional. It is so wonderful. I love to see my Children grow in their understanding of what Christmas is truly about.
Gracie was Mary again this year. She has always been our Mary. She awakened our tortoise Meanie from her slumber to play the role of Baby Jesus. Meanie was not one bit thrilled! The Dr. concluded that it was the ugliest Baby Jesus we've had yet! But I conclude it is one of the most loved!
Here is our Joseph! This is the only picture I have of him. I'm not sure what he was doing!
After the kids were nestled all snug in their beds, that Jolly St. Nick came to our house!!
And boy was it fun!!
Our kids must have been good this year, because they got what they had hoped for. Gracie wanted the American Girl Doll--Grace Thomas--and there she was on Christmas Morning!!!
I got the American Girl Doll Kitchen!!! It is so adorable! The orange mixer even works!!
Gracie wasn't one bit sad that Santa decided to bring the kitchen to her Mom! After all, I'm pretty good at sharing!
The "Buddy Boy," as the Dr. likes to call him, wanted a little Robot named Cozmo--and sure enough those Elves figured out how to make him one!
We had church at 1:00PM. It was nice to enjoy the morning before rushing off. The Hualapai Mountains-about 30 minutes from our house -got some snow for Christmas!! Gracie was thrilled! She misses the Iowa snow. Crazy girl! She is not related to me. She is her father's daughter.
She talked us in to driving up after our church meeting was over!
You can't just play in the snow, you've got to dig in and experience it! It must taste as good as it looks! Of course Kjersti follows Gracie around like a little puppy dog. Which Gracie quite likes! So if Taegie (Kersti's pronunciation of Gracie) tastes the snow--
so does the little puppy!
Where was the "Buddy Boy" in all of this? He took his time and sauntered out of the truck, then he picked up some snow.
What did I do? I texted my bestie Jennny Ramsey in Indiana some pics of the snow--because it's a rarity in AZ.
What was the Dr. doing? He was capturing the moment of course-
until the "Buddy Boy" attacked him with the snow!!!