Jed's First Christmas

Our Christmas Tree!
I had a lot of fun one night with the lights and my camera.

I tried making all the lights heart-shaped, but this is the result I got.  I'll have to try it again, but I kinda like this.

Playing under the Christmas tree
Nope.  He's not crawling just yet.

This was Jed’s first Christmas! I was so excited on Christmas Eve, I could hardly contain myself. I was jumping up and down! I’m a parent now and I get to play Santa. Christmas is magical again! Plus, I couldn’t wait for Bron to open the presents I so carefully wrapped this year to keep him guessing.

I felt Bron tossing and turning around 5:00AM. He couldn’t sleep either; he was excited too! Awesome.

Christmas Eve we each opened a present and read the story of the birth of Christ in Luke II.  Then Jed and Daddy wrestled.  Slobber kisses!

We were all spoiled this Christmas with so many great gifts; Jed especially with loads of imaginative books and toys. I had a lot of fun seeing what Jed got from family; it was a surprise for me too!  Plus, Bron was home all day long.  It was wonderful.

The mess Christmas Morning!
Jed had just as much fun playing with the paper and bows as he did his new toys and books.

Bron got a new cowboy hat.  It's brown. 
Doesn't he look like a stud?

Jed got a pair of cowboy boots too!
And they're still too big.  hehe

The Boot Lineup
Jed wore his boots to church the next day, but by the time I got him all ready for church, he was ready for a nap.  Typical.  There was no way I was going to get a decent picture.

Santa brought Jed a rocking horse! And it’s just the right size. It whinnies and gallops and moves its head, muzzle, and tail. It’s high tech one-of-a-kind and Jed loves it! Every time we come near it, he looks for it and wants to play. That’s a good feeling. It makes me happy to know that this special gift makes Jed happy!

Yup.  Jed's first Christmas.  I'd say it was a success.

Bron always has a trick or two up his sleeve. He led me to believe that this Christmas was going to be “extremely practical” this year. But he always comes through to pamper me. He bought me a 50mm F1.8 lens!!! It’s the crème de la crème. The pictures are spectacular. They’re beautiful! The colors! Wow. I didn’t realize what I was missing. This lens is amazing! I had a ton of fun tinkering with my camera all day. Hopefully my pictures will improve more and more!

We started a tradition of a warm yummy breakfast. This year it was Belgian waffles topped with fruit and whipped cream. After breakfast, we all took a long nap and then spent the afternoon talking with family over the phone. We really missed them! Dinner included a juicy ham and a berry pie for dessert. Scrumptious. I love food, but especially rich Christmas food!

Making pie in my new apron with my new kitchen gadgets!

The little snow man is chuck FULL of CHOCOLATE!

 Jed is a fan of cheese and crackers

Jed turned 8 months old on Christmas Day. We sure are glad to have him as a part of our little family. He brings us so much joy. We both take pleasure in watching Jed grow and develop and love playing and laughing with him. Merry Christmas, Little Guy! We love you and can’t wait to see you light up on many more Christmases to come! Thanks for making this one so special.


  1. awe... it looks like it was a great day for your family. jed's 1st christmas outfit is so cute too. such great gifts he got too =)

  2. Oh, I love Christmas too! I think it is much funner to be a parent than a kid!. Your tree pics turned out way better than mine. Love the boots pic and the one of Jed looking at his horse. So glad you got your lens, and wow, you have a lot of snow!

  3. I love, love, love Jed's first Christmas outfit. Leah had on a red and white striped sleeper that made her look like a candy cane. I also love the fact that Jed got his first pair of boots. What a perfect gift!

  4. I'm excited to see all your new pictures with your new lens! I can't wait to be a mom for Christmas. There were no kids around this year and it just wasn't as fun. I love the boots picture. Jed's the cutest cowboy I've ever seen.


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