Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christmas in January!

This post is way over due. Christmas was hectic and emotional. It started with a whopper of a winter storm. It hit fast and furious and dropped a lot of wet, heavy snow very quickly. It took me an hour to make if up our hill to our house. We finally made it home, had a nice dinner and then, the power went out. Yep, heavy snow is not good for power. I spent the night bringing in fire wood and keeping the fire going. All those years in girl scouts paid off. The next morning we still had no power and the utility company stated it would take up to 3 days to repair. We headed South!
This was my driveway right before we drove off the hill.

The "Christmas Tree" right outside my door and decorated by nature!

I finally got to meet my new nephew, Cameron. Isn't he a cutie?

The Cain Cousins - Luke, Alex, John Christopher, Lily Wen, Cameron, Anna, Catherine, Graeme and Ashley Grace

Graeme, John Christopher, Lily Wen and Luke
They all had so much fun playing together.

Cookies for Santa!

Just before bedtime on Christmas Eve. I love this picture as they are dripping with anticipation.

Just me and my wee ones!

Lily Wen with her Bendaroos! She was so excited that Santa had brought them.

Graeme and Rocky the Robot Truck dancing!!

Lily Wen set out all of her things and wanted this picture!

Lily and Rosie with their new matching PJs

A little Fancy Nancy for the holidays.

The wee ones Christmas day.

Cameron with his Santa slippers.

Lily Wen saw her first episode of Ninja Warrior and learned a few new tricks!

Lily Wen always draws herself with an 'L' necklace on so for Christmas, my friend Robin made one for her and she LOVED it!
Our first Christmas with just me and the wee ones was hectic and emotional. I wonder what 2010 will bring our way. I am hoping for lots of Laughter and Love! Wishing the same to all of you too!


Chelley said...

Merry belated Christmas! As always I feel like I say this everytime I look at yoru kids and the photos

BUT you have away of taking photos that makes me feel like I am there!!!

Omggoodness on the climbing the door frame AGHHHHHH

Jboo said...

Oh my -- what a wonderful holiday -- except for the snow and all! Great photos! The kids look so excited. Ummm -- is Lily Wen part monkey! What a great little climber!

Best wishes for 2010 for you and your wee ones!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What GREAT pics!!! Oh I bet the snow storm was hectic but how beautiful it was!

Each Christmas will get a little easier. :)

Happy New Year!
We are hoping for a bright one!


allie :^) said...

ok first of all those nature pics look like they came straight out of a magazine - not your yard! those are truly amazing. we love the 2nd tink movie (saw that in lily's stash) and that is the exact same santa hat and dress that quincie loves so much!!!! ;) glad you're "back!" ;)

FHL said...

Oh my, what a way to start off Christmas! Glad you had someplace warm to head too!!!

OK, is it just my eyes or did G have a gigantic growth spurt! He looks almost the same L!!

I am so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!!!
Sending hugs and hope that you guys are doing well!!