lots of pics on this post for our sweet families in Tulsa and Texas. we love you and miss all of you!
this is the first christmas we stayed home in Norman and the first year the girls had a grasp on christmas. we had a blast planning traditions, meals, fun activities and crafts...just being together.
we started the day with...presents
then on to chris' pigs in a blanket for breakfast...yummy!
bundled up in the bitter cold for some bike riding
they didn't last too long and came right in, I had hot chocolate waiting for them
love this picture...
emma rose, since she was a newborn, has loved being swaddled and becomes very drowsy once she's in that blanket. even now she loves to be wrapped tight and cuddled. so of course, sophie lynn wanted in on the fun.
so here's daddy with 3 swaddled little girls.
***meg doke's christmas dinner***
I made dinner for us this year. as my mom says "it's hours of work all day and it's over in 15 minutes". so true but so worth it!
- turkey stuffed with garlic, apples, and carrots
- mashed potatoes & gravy
- garlic, bacon green beans
- pecan pie
- maple pumpkin cheese cake with pecan maple glaze
yes, we totally ate on paper goods and served ourselves out of the pots from the stove. cooking for family and friends (our sweet friends the Boyd's came last minute- hooray!!!) calls for simplicity and ease!
what a wonderful day of playing, cuddling, cooking, and celebrating Jesus' birth!
I love the christmas story, love the details.
Mary was so tough to travel on a donkey 9 months pregnant...Joseph must have felt so panicked when he couldn't find a place for his bride to be to rest...how bright the angel must have been to the shepherds in the night sky...a sweet little one coming into the world in a barn, in a manger.
a Mighty Warrior, the Comforter, the Father of the fatherless came to earth so that we may live! how blessed we are to celebrate this day of Jesus' birth!