Don't worry, a better Christmas family picture was taken and I'm sure will end up on my blog but this one is just so "us." The older brother is "torturing" the younger teenage brother, Anna is yelling at them to stop, my husband is thinking it's all funny, the oldest and middle boy are getting irritated by trying not to show it, the little boys want to watch the older ones and not the camera, the little girls are posing sweetly and I'm getting mad!
It's December 26th! I used to be sad as a child that Christmas was over, but now as a mom of many, I say "whew!" I do love Christmas time and have such fond memories of Christmas as a child. I want my children to have the same sort of memories. I love to shop and I love to give my children gifts, so put the two together and this is just about the funnest time of the year to me. I have to keep an organized list of what I need to get and what I've already gotten after they each give me a Christmas list. We had a crazy but very blessed day yesterday opening presents and opening our home to 3 friends that had no other family to enjoy Christmas dinner with. But as I've gotten older, I love the day after Christmas. It's so nice to just be still and quiet, organize our new things, let the kids play with their new toys, clean up and not have to go to ANY store! Plus, tonight my daughter is babysitting as a gift to us and treating my husband and I to a movie date. Bliss : )
This is my favorite one.....candid and everyone happy