December 28, 2010

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

I love Christmas...
spending time with family, watching movies, listening to Christmas music

And this year was no different

My mom does such a great job decorating the house at Christmas

And she's made each of our stockings

Christmas Eve service at my parent's church

Here's my brother about to sing his solo during the Messiah

My mom convinced my dad & I to help her bake bread Christmas morning

So we kneaded...

waited for it to rise...

and watched it bake

While waiting for the dough to rise & bake, dad & I relaxed with the doggy & watched a movie

Then the rest of the family arrived

We enjoyed dinner together & opened gifts

It was a great day!


On Sunday, we celebrated with my dad's side of the family

Ate another huge meal

And opened gifts (in a living room that seems to get smaller each year!)

The aftermath


I am so grateful for a family that I enjoy spending time with each holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Carrie:
    I enjoyed reading this and remembering Christmas's past with our family and our next door neighbors! Miss you guys!