Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tis the Season



Merry, Merry Christmas (a little late) from our family to yours!

This Christmas season has been fun-filled, jam-packed, and is sadly coming to a close. I am so grateful for this season with family to celebrate the Son of God coming into our world as a tiny baby. This year has been especially fun as our little girl is beginning to "get it". LOTS of celebrating has gone on these past few weeks. The following is a summary in pictures...










Christmas Eve service at Legacy Church! I love getting to hear my daddy and see all that is happening with this amazing group of people.
Christmas Eve Tex-Mex feast! Grayer quite enjoyed the black beans...
leading to the inevitable post-dinner bath.
One of my favorite Wilkes clan traditions includes opening presents to/from each other on Christmas Eve. Sadly, Grayer guy was partied out and missed the rest of the evening festivities. Thank you to Aunt Summ for the TOMS! I have to convince Cambell Grace nightly we can't sleep in them because our bed would turn into a mess of pink sparkles. She is quite reluctant to take them off or wear other shoes.
Lolli MADE this beautiful Rapunzel dress for Cambell Grace. Pictures do not do this masterpiece justice. Dress-up is a part of our daily routine, and Cambell Grace has already put this beautiful gift to good use.
Cambell Grace LOVES her Aunt Summer and Uncle Ryan! They are superheroes in our book!
Carrying out the tradition my Poppy started when my dad was a little boy of reading The Night Before Christmas before bed on Christmas Eve.
Checking out what Santa brought...
Grayer enjoying his new chair...
Mommy and Daddy's presents :) So cheesy, but so true!
Cambell Grace and Sally Grace all ready for church. Legacy had a neat little service gathered around the Christmas tree in the foyer.
At Legacy Church with Pop... Cambell Grace loved getting to hear him speak in front of everyone. She did have some sad moments, though...
but Grayer guy was happy as can be!
Grayer's turn to open gifts after Christmas dinner (or late lunch, as was the case)...
Gingerbread house factory!
Graham took the entire week off in between Christmas and New Years, making for a relaxing end to 2011. We look forward to all 2012 has in store for our family of four!

2 comments:

The Armstrong Family said...

Storey,
First of all, your family is so beautiful! I love seeing pictures of everyone and seeing all the Wilkes clan too. Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas. Lolli sure is talented to make the Rapunzel dress. What fun!
Happy New Year!

Bridenstine Family said...

Storey! I lost you here on blogosphere, but just refound you. loved seeing some of your recent pictures and I see that you've got a second little one now. So precious!! :)))
Janette