Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Christmas Day

We hosted Christmas day at our house this year.  We started the day with 2 very excited kiddos discovering what Santa had brought them.  Avery got a princess kitchen, an American Girl suitcase and Frozen things.  Clay got a golf bag, an electric scooter and a guitar.  He begged for a guitar, so that is what he got!  They were both SO excited.  After Santa gifts we ate breakfast with my parents.  Later that day, my sister, brother-in-law and Aunt came for lunch and games.  We had so much fun playing games and laughed so hard.  It was a wonderful day!

Christmas Eve

 We spend Christmas Eve with the Boothes.  It was such a fun-filled night with 4 very excited kiddos.  They love being together and there is always a lot of energy.  Great memories!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Christmas season is always so full!  We enjoyed all of our festivities!  It's the most wonderful time of the year (unless you ask Kyle- he is a self-proclaimed Grinch).

Our Christmas party at church with friends.

The Grinch at the Sherman Christmas parade


I did a lot of baking!  These went to the teachers at Clay's school.

Avery's first year to actually like Santa.

Our office Christmas party was at our house.  We had plenty of desserts!

We went to the Trains at NorthPark.  It was really neat and for a great cause!

Avery's Christmas party at school.  They made these for all the parents.  I love it!

All of our presents wrapped and ready to go!

Avery's Christmas program at school

Avery's pajama party at school and Clay's Christmas party at school

Clay was popular with the ladies at his Christmas party.

CoCo and Lamar invited us all to their house for dinner and then we went on a carriage ride in Highland Park.
The kids loved it!

Candlelight service at church

My sister kept the kids for 2 night during Christmas break and Kyle and I went to the movies!

Our newest Christmas tradition is the Jesse Tree.  It was a great way to lead up to Jesus' birth.
We read an Old Testament story every day in December and hung and ornament on our tree for every story. 

Thanksgiving 2014

We spent Thanksgiving with both sides of our families.  There are SO many perks of having a lot of family near, but you definitely hop around a lot on holidays trying to see everyone.  It has gotten so much easier now that the kids are older.  But, it makes for a full day!  We are so thankful for the Lord's grace and salvation.  Our lives are so joyful because of His love.

All the Boothe "kids"
My Aunt's awesome craft room with their 2nd cousins.

Clay's 7th birthday

Clay had his golden birthday on November 7th!  He turned 7 on the 7th.  I sent "7" cookies to school and had our traditional birthday breakfast at home.  

He received an award at the Mustang celebration at his school on his birthday.

Instead of a party, he requested a "boys only" camp-out.  I was totally okay with that since I was totally exhausted after traveling and 2 weddings.  Kyle took the boys camping and Avery and I came out to deliver hot dogs and cupcakes.  Clay had a great boyish birthday!