The 3 all decked out in their Christmas outfits. Aren't they the cutest! I know..it looks weird being outside in front of a beautiful garden, doesn't it?
Boy it sure is hard getting a good family shot (or even one of the 3 kids) once you have kids. We had to bribe them with candy canes but then we couldn't keep Jesse from eating it. This was the best shot we could get.
We were all busy doing other things and turned around to find Jesse like this. He found the hat, put it one, and was going after the candy canes on the tree as usual. It was too cute to pass up the photographic moment. We have had to move all the candy canes to the top of the tree to stop him from running off with them. Then I caught him stacking presents and trying to climb on top of them! He knows what he wants and doesn't stop. You have to admire that.
Enjoying chocolate fondue, our Christmas Eve tradition after church. The kids are now all tucked in their beds hopefully with sugar plums dancing in their dreams. Anna was very concerned about whether or not Santa was going to come into her room (she did not want him too!), but was still able to fall asleep. We have had a wonderful time preparing for Christmas day, seeing how the kids are more excited about celebrating Jesus's birthday and can't wait for his birthday party (yes we have cake and sing to Jesus!). but more than anything, we are thankful Joel made it home to share in this special time with us. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you find Jesus in the morning and always.