Christmas 2010 In Pictures

Monday, December 27, 2010

This Christmas meant so much to me for so many reasons. If you have been reading my blog for awhile now, you know that Christmas has been rather eventful for us, and at times, very unhappy. As depressing as it sounds, this is probably the first Christmas in several years that I didn't end up in tears. Last year was technically Jillian's first Christmas, however, I spent it watching Jillian glow like a Christmas light bulb under the Billi Rubin lights while eating hospital chicken pot pie. I remember I was so sleep deprived and stricken with worry that day that some one would just ask me a random question about anything and I would just burst into tears.

This year was an amazing Christmas, one filled with laughter, family, fun, food and most importantly, a beautiful, healthy daughter to share it with! As stressful as the preparations were this Christmas in getting everything ready on time, it was my most memorable Christmas ever. All day Jeff and I kept saying to each other, "Wow, what a difference a year makes!"Our Christmas Weekend in Pictures

Christmas Eve

We always celebrate Christmas Eve with Jeff's family. It's their family tradition to serve the Italian Christmas Eve 7 Fish Dinner.
Jeff, Jillian and I posing in front of Jeff's brother's tree. I wish we would have snapped a picture before Jillian peed through her beautiful Christmas dress on to Daddy's dress shirt!!!


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Look at the beautiful Lobster!!!

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Christmas Day

Jillian woke us up at 6:30am on Christmas morning. This was even considered early for her. She must have been excited to see what Santa had brought her!! Jeff snapped a picture of the presents under the tree when we first walked down the stairs.


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In the middle of opening our gifts, a huge pack of deer showed up in our backyard to wish us a Merry Christmas. I thought they were so beautiful, what an amazing sight to see on Christmas morning. Jillian loves the deer and will always wave to them, it's so adorable!!

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After church, we headed over to my parents house. The insane number of Christmas presents that were sitting under my parents tree was certainly a sight to see! They were practically taking over every corner of the Great room and completely spilling out from under the Christmas tree. My parents have five grand daughters all under the age of 2 so you imagine the spoiling that occurred on that day. We had to take an "present opening intermission" to reload on snacks and Christmas cookies because it was taking us so long to open all of the gifts. We are so blessed by the generosity of our family.

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Jeff, Jillian, and I posing for a picture in front of my parents fireplace.

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My brother Brian and his wife Stephanie with my sister's new arrival, Katelyn!

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My brother Jason with his wife Amanda and the twins!

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My sister in law bought me this adorable holiday beverage tub from Target. We took turns taking pictures of the babies inside of it.
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Jillian getting in on the fun.

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My brother Jason and the twins.
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I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas holiday weekend!!!

10 comments:

  1. It looks like you guys had a great Christmas!! And Jillian is too cure for words!!

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  2. I love recaps like this! So glad you had a wonderful christmas! I love the family photo

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  3. So glad you had a great Christmas with Jillian and your family! That would be wonderful to have a baby at Christmas!

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  4. I am so glad things were much better this year and you got to share it all with family and friends. Happy New Year.

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  5. Jillian is such a beautiful babY!! I can't get over how gorgeous she is!! What a beautiful family!!

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  6. i love that photo of all the deer! that's crazy! glad y'all had a good christmas! jillian is getting so big! i LOVE her dark hair! if i haven't told you, your blog design is SO cute! i've got to get a new one soon! :(

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  7. The pictures are so good and Jillian is beautiful! I am so happy that this Christmas was a happy one for y'all! Wait until next Christmas. It will get better and better. When they are about 5 or 6, they can't go to sleep, they get up early, but it is so much fun.

    Hope you are staying warm.

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  8. Girl...you have such a beautiful family. Looks like a super fun Christmas! I love that red tub...too cute!

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  9. You look absolutely adorable! And of coure Jillian does, too. It's amazing how much can change in 12 months. I'm looking forward to spending next Christmas with our little one. = )

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  10. I am glad to hear that you guys had a great Christmas. It is a blessing to be with family and enjoy the holidays....especially with a healthy little girl :) Looks like Santa was very good to Jillian and all of the little one's in your family. I am loving the beverage tub...the kiddos all look too cute in it :) Hope you have a great New Year too :)

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