Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 has come and gone.  It was a good Christmas for our family.  We stayed home this Christmas.  We did go to my husband's brothers house (which is near by) for Christmas eve dinner and then Christmas day lunch.  Kayla enjoys spending time with her cousins.  We are so thankful this Christmas that Brandon was home.  It was his second Christmas, but his first one at home.  Thinking back a year ago when he was in the NICU, I am so glad we have all that past us and that he was home with us this Christmas.  Rachel and Haley enjoyed opening their gifts and are getting a break from school for 2 1/2 weeks.

We are grateful for our family and that we got to spend Christmas all together this year.  We are also so very grateful for the birth of our Savior.  We wouldn't be where we are today with out him.

Here are some pictures of our Christmas:

Pictures in front of the tree.  Couldn't get one with Rachel smiling
Our Christmas tree with all the gifts
Girls opening gifts

Brandon playing with a new toy
All dressed for church

Rachel not in this picture due to a lack of cooperation
The picture below was taken a couple of weeks before Christmas.  I was planning to take one of Rachel and Haley but just ran out of time.  So here is Kayla modeling for mommy.  I had seen others doing pictures like this and I wanted to try it.  I think it turned out ok.


  1. Glad you had a happy Christmas and wishing you all a happy new year

  2. Such a lovely family Christmas, you are blessed Amanda. I hope you all have a very happy and healthy 2017 xx

  3. You are such an awesome Mom. how do you do the book picture with the light coming from the book?

    1. I put a ipad in the middle of the book (I made sure the ipad wasn't showing when I took the picture). I used a flash light app on the ipad for the bright light. Thanks for your nice comment!


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