We kicked off our Christmas holiday with my nephew Jude’s baby blessing. Jude is so perfect and so sweet and I am so glad we were able to be there. I think it’s crazy that my sister has six children, but I couldn’t imagine life without a single one of them; I love them so much.
My Sister Sarah and her family on Christmas Sunday and Baby Blessing Day
Our family on Christmas Sunday and Baby Blessing Day
Our family again, this time after Jude’s Blessing
Jude and Me.
All the Baby Blessing attendees
The priesthood circle. Such wonderful handsome men.
The ladies love Jude!
The rest of the holiday is kind of a blur! I didn’t take too many pictures, and I can’t remember all the things we did!
Adam took the girls and some of their cousins to his parent’s house to watch the BYU bowl game. I watched it at my sister’s with Jude and Alec.
My sister always makes sure the kids dress for the nativity. Alec was so hilarious during his photo-shoot. He would look around at all of us and slowly drop the lamb and then chuckle.
Sweet Angel Megan. Jane didn’t want to participate this year :(
On Christmas Eve we had dinner and a Christmas program at the Johanson house. I am kicking myself for taking ZERO pictures. :( Sorry Megan.
We returned to my sister’s house and gave the children their Christmas Eve jammies. They were a hit.
Christmas Eve Jammies!
Then we had a second Christmas program with the Marshall family. Megan read the Christmas Story in Luke 2. Once she was done she decided to also sing a song (which wasn’t planned.)
Alec reinacted his lamb routine for the whole gang.
Grandma likes to give the children a little Christmas Eve gift. This year it was Kendamas for the big kids and Beanie Boos and Hot Wheels for the littler kids.
Grandma and many of her grandkids on Christmas Eve with the gifts she gave them.
After the little children went to bed, the bigger children and the adults participated in our annual adult Yankee swap gift exchange. Always a blast.
After the children and adults were all snug in their beds, Santa went to work
Christmas morning dawned bright and early. I love the excitement of the children. I am always equally excited!
All Jane wanted was a Wii U for Christmas. She was so surprised that she got other gifts too.
Uncle Tyson played Santa this year and Alec kept walking up to Uncle Tyson begging for gifts. This boy had a great Christmas!
Alec opening a gift. He had so much fun.
Since Uncle Tyson handed out the gifts, many of the children thought all the gifts came from him. He was pretty much Alec’s favorite person by the end of the day.
After gift opening was complete with the Marshall family, we headed over to the Johanson house. We got spoiled even more with some great gifts (and more food!) We love Christmas and we love gift giving (and we love food!) but mostly we loved being with the ones we love most.
At the end of the day we stopped by the wish our little Jack a Merry Christmas. The children love going to the cemetery and love their angel brother so much.
Hope you had as happy of a Christmas as we did!