Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Re-cap Part II

I know everyone is ready to move on from Christmas but I feel like I am still catching up! I wanted to post these last pictures before it was too late so I can feel like I can move on to some other things. These were all taken with my new camera that I am still figuring out.

Cody and Zach
My dad with his new mousepad.

My mom trying to look "mad" that my dad bought her a cruise for Christmas.


Zach opening the traditional last gift..."To Everyone, Love God"
Baby Jesus from the nativity is in there.

My Grandparent's tree with Zach's new red wagon.

Picture of Zach as I was playing around with the settings.

At my other Grandparent's house this was an impromptu show of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by 7 of the 13 little cousins.

Coloring with some of the girls.

Love this....Cody was acting like he was doing something.

Zach is getting so good at walking!

And he has always been so good at being so cute!
I am in the first half of the second book in the Twilight series. It is so good! I almost had a little problem when I had to go to two bookstores to find it! I thought I was the last person who hadn't read these books!

37 comments:

Vashti said...

Hey.
That last photo of Zack is awesome!
My sister twins got a red wagon for Christmas as well. Isnt Christmas so much fun with little ones around the house?
A cruise is something that I have always wanted to do, how much fun! I bet they will have a great time.

Brittany said...

Don't worry I haven't read the books! I probably will never get around to it either!

Hey, Rhett has that same shirt as Zach when he is walking in that pic!

I am glad that we reconnected through the world of blogging too! I was shopping Wednesday and came across this little gold nest and wanted to buy it for you (it was only $1.50), but my mom grabbed them all for her tree before I could snag one! :(

Glitter and Bliss said...

Zach is such a doll!!! It looks like a wonderful Christmas. I'm wanting to go get the 2nd book myself. I'm glad you are enjoying it. I think Borders is calling....

Betsy said...

Love the idea of wrapping up baby Jesus...we are so doing that next year.

AndreaLeigh said...

thanks for sharing! love the pic of your mom and her cruise present. that's a great gift!

HeathahLee said...

Mad? About a cruise!?! : )

I miss getting together at my grandparents' house. All the cousins would pile up in a bedroom and record crazy stories on a tape recorder. They were so funny! I'm glad you had a good time! Zach is such a little man! Adorable!

Karyn said...

Have a great New Year!

pinkmommy said...

I love the idea of the last present being Jesus!

Blissful Nikki said...

Love all the photos!!

And, I havent read any of the Twilight books yet, so dont feel behind! :)

Leigh said...

Happy New Year!
Great pics~!

Momofgirls said...

Your new camera takes awesome pictures! I got the Nikon D40x last year and I love it!! Enjoy snapping pictures!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Great pictures Shannon. Zack is so cute and I can tell he made it lots of fun! Keep snapping those photos for us!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Zack is so adorable!!

LuLu & Co said...

I love the Chirstmas pictures... So much happens I think it's great so show them. Happy Happy New Year!
LuLu

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Lovely photos. The children are precious. I have to ask - are the top couple of photos in YOUR house? If so, I am begging for you to tell me the name of that paint color (the yellow/gold color) I am searching for the perfect yellow gold and this one looks wonderful.

As for Twighlight...I haven't read any of them, but my daughter owns all of them.

Sarah said...

That little Zach is so cute! Thank you for sharing your Christmas pictures!

TCKK said...

It's never too late to show us cute pictures like that. Thanks for sharing.

Susie Harris said...

I could never get tired of looking at pictures of Christmas! Zack is just a doll and your MOm looking mad...too funny~

Joanna said...

Happy New Years...Love the Christmas photos...Zack is a cutie! I will surely the cruise if she was really upset... ; )

AJ said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Lucky you with that new camera! And good luck with the Twilight series, it's addictive! I have read and re-read them and just went to see the movie for the 3rd time. I just can't get enough! Happy New Year:)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Great pictures. What a sweet family!

The Twilight series is sooooooo addictive! I have read all 4 books twice. I know...I have a problem.

Happy Reading!
~Amanda

Southern Fried Gal said...

I'm glad to still see some Christmas cheer out here. Due to sickness we aren't even getting together with my family to celebrate Christmas until next weekend. It will be so weird opening Christmas gifts in mid-January! Your family is so cute - thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

How exciting about your new camera! What a fun Christmas surprise!

I haven't heard of the tradition of baby Jesus being the last gift opened. That's sweet!

Sandy Toes said...

What great family pictures...how fun!
-sandy toes

At Home In Georgia said...

Great pics! I love the red wagon...so traditional.

That was a great idea below to show your top 10 favorite pics from the year.

Santa brought us a cruise too.

lindanuts said...

Love the baby Jesus gift.....
A cruise---WOW!!!! I would love to get one of those!!!!
Have a great 2009!!!!

Scrapper Mom said...

Don't worry about adding Christmas pictures at all.. I love your pictures and you have a beautiful family.

Glad you had a happy Christmas and New Year!! Looking forward to lots more blogging together!

duchess said...

Such great family times.
We love seeing the pictures as you play with your new toy.

Darlene said...

Those are GREAT pictures of everyone! My daughter would be in heaven in a family with all those little girl cousins around her age! Zack just adorable as always!

You are addicted like the rest of us now. You better take the Twilight button from my blog and add it to yours.....lol

Darlene said...

Oops sorry that would be Zach not Zack!

Lana said...

Zach is such a cutie! I enjoyed seeing all of your Christmas photos! I haven't read any of the Twilights series...I feel SO behind! I've heard they are great, though! :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Such fun...don't move on from Christmas. I want to savor it...and you met Karen Kingsbury?
isn't she great....I heard her this past year as well and have read EVERY book by her. yep, every one. :)

Our Complete Family said...

Great Christmas round 2 pics! That last gift opened is a great tradition. So special.
Your nephew is a cutie patootie!
Happy New Year!
Les

Kaitlyn said...

I love the Christmas wrap ups, I wanted to do 8 posts about Christmas but I only post a few times a week so it wasn't possible!

Zack is so adorable, and I love the pictures!

Emily said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Love the pictures of Zach, what a cutie!

I would probably be the last person to read the Twilight series. I have the first one that I started last year and never go the chance to finish. I want to read them all.. just no time anymore!

Liz Butler said...

Thanks for sharing the idea of wrapping up baby Jesus. Love it and will definitely incorporate it into our Christmas traditions starting next year.

I too am a Twilight series junkie. LOVED IT!!! In fact, I read all 4 books in about a week. I just couldn't put them down. The third one is my favorite.

monart said...

What a beautiful tradition to open baby Jesus as the last gift. I usually bake a cake, and we sing happy birthday to Him, so opening a gift of Baby Jesus will fit right in. I will start that tradition next year. Looking at you picture's are like look in a mirror, my Mother (and father) have 13 Grandchildren, 10girls, 3boys. I have the oldest girls and the oldest boy. I still have picture's to place on my blog to, and may I suggest my 2 daughters blogs. My oldest ( has a cutie like Zack )
http://paperworkandpacifiers.blogspot.com/, and my youngest, an Interior Designer, http://alifesdesign.blogspot.com/, will wow you, with her home ideas. I will pass your blog to them. We love so many of the same things, photography, my oldest is a photographer, and publishes a kids magazine, and you will LOvE my youngest's home designer blog, I am a writer and photographer, x-art teacher. But above all we love the Lord Jesus. Be blessed,Gege
Be blessed. Gege