Saturday, December 31, 2011

More Christmas

We went to Zootastic with the Bradley Family to see the lights and animals. We had a lot of fun. They had lots of lights and some that were blinking with music.

Jeremy, Haven, and Lyndsey

Jovie was having a blast.

The Bradleys covered in dust in the petting zoo area.

Haven and Stella having fun, holding hands.

Aunt Lyndsey and Jovie

Wednesday, we went to Atlanta to see Jeremy's side of the family. Haven and Jovie loved meeting/seeing their cousins. We had a great time.

Jovie and Maya

Aunt Patty with her namesake, Jovie Patricia

My crew in the hotel. Haven loved the hotel life. She wanted to push the buttons on the elevator, get ice, and explore around. I think she thought we were at Great Wolf Lodge and that we would be doing something fun there other than sleeping.

The girl cousins. Rayna, Haven, Maya, Jovie, and Levie
Plus Corrin

I finally got a snuggie.

My sister took this great picture of the Bradham kids on Christmas Eve.
Boyd, Jonah, Jovie, Kylie, Job, Bethany, Jake, Isabella, and Haven

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Celebrations

We had a wonderful Christmas week. Jeremy was off all week, so we just enjoyed relaxing and playing and celebrating. We started the week off with our birthdays. The girls and I went to my sister's house to exchange gifts with the Bradleys and have a party for Jesus. Saturday, we exchanged gifts with my family after lunch and then celebrated with the rest of the Bradham family that night. Sunday morning, we ate breakfast, opened presents and then went to church. It was so nice to go to church and celebrate Jesus birth with a large group of people. After church we headed to Mint Hill to visit and celebrate with Jeremy's family. I didn't get pictures of everything and everybody, but we did have a wonderful time.

We got way to many presents, but are thankful for God's blessings. Having happy and healthy family members to celebrate with is such a blessing. We are thankful that Jesus came to live and die for us. The joy and peace he brings makes life so sweet.

Christmas Eve at my parents

Sweet blue eyes

Santa Haven

Christmas Eve family picture

Christmas Morning

Jeremy's Ron Swanson shirt

Pop and Grammy came by Christmas morning to see the girls' gifts.

The girls were wiped out after church and slept in the car on the way to Mint Hill to have Christmas with the Andlers. We turned Jovie's new carseat around to see how she would do because she has been so fussy in the car lately.

The only picture of me Christmas Day with my girls. Can you find Haven?

Opening gifts.

One of the best gifts of all. She was so funny. We couldn't believe she fit in this box.

Monday, December 26, 2011

One of the best Christmas gifts

Having a husband that loves to play with his children is one of the best gifts I could ask for. My girls have the best daddy, playmate, fun-machine ever. Jovie and I were inside the other day and I looked out the window to find this pictured below. Jeremy sitting criss-cross-applesauce in the "forest" playing games with Haven. It just about made me cry. I am so thankful for the all of the imaginative play we have going on at our house.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fastest Family Pictures Ever

Taylor came over last Thursday night and took pictures of us for about 15 minutes and then I had 4 pictures in my inbox that night. I wanted to send out Christmas cards, but didn't think I would have time, but I did. I went to wally world the next day and had some prints made. In just a few minutes, she caught some wonderful shots of us. There was a lot of 3 year old drama and toothy baby cuteness going on.

Haven's grumpy face

No more pictures!

Playing with Daddy.

Grumpy face again.

Jovie's tongue!

Preschool Christmas Program

Haven was in her first Christmas program at preschool last Thursday. We were so proud of her for smiling, singing, and participating the entire program. She was right in the center of the stage and looked so cute. They had a great program with a couple of poems, Away in the Manger, Reindeer Hokey Pokey, Jingle Bells, Happy Birthday Jesus, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.