Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas Recap

We are really enjoying our time here in Ohio celebrating Christmas with Travis' family.  It is absolutely beautiful here and it is so fun to really have a winter experience.  The ground is covered in snow and it is really cold.  We have spent most of our time just relaxing and hanging out.  It is quite refreshing after a very busy Christmas season. Between our new photography business and life in ministry, our lives have been crazy to say the least.  Below are a few pictures from the last month of our lives.

This is a picture of Hudson in a high chair at a restaurant for the first time.  He is finally big enough to use them =)

We went to Wrightwood for a few days to celebrate Christmas with my dad.  Below is a picture of us getting lunch at one of our favorite spots.

Hudson loves drinking water out of a straw:

One of his many faces:

One of the nights we were there we went out to dinner at a really good Mexican restaurant and we took Hudson in his Santa costume.  We have a friend who owns a really cute boutique downtown San Clemente.  She gave us a really cute Santa costume for Hudson... so we figured we would take him out in it.

Hudson and I were Mary and baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve service. 

Then we went to my mom's house for a little Christmas cheer.  We played games and we loved having the addition of our Rwandan brothers and sister.

soooo close to crawling forward...

I have said it before, but I love seeing life through Hudson's eyes. 
The girls and our traditional Christmas pjs...

The boys and their pjs... (I have to say I feel so blessed to have brother-in-laws who are so awesome and they love the Lord.  It is always so much fun getting together with family because we just enjoy each other so much.  I know that is a rare blessing and I am very thankful for this.)

Travis and Hudson on Christmas morning.  Santa...aka...Hudson helped pass out a few gifts.

My favorite thing about 2009....

 Hudson's first time in the snow.

The man I love, respect and share life with...

Christmas in Riverside...

After we got home from time with my family, we gave Hudson his gift from us.  We got him a set of 2 Tonka trucks.  Someday he will be able to push the big one and the back lifts off so he can ride it too.  For now he just loves the blocks that he can clank together and dig out of the back of the small one.

This pictures looks like we just said "Hudson look at the camera and smile"

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season celebrating with family the most precious gift we have ever received... the birth of our Savior and Lord.


The Hofschroer's said...

Loved the update! Miss you!

cyndie said...

love it!!!

Hampers said...

Nice blog with nice picture of cutie enjoying the Christmas. He is adorable. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures amaze me! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Thank you for sharing your Christmas. Happy New Year!