Of course, Christmas wouldn't be complete if I wasn't surrounded by the people I love the most. The girls really enjoyed getting to see a different aspect of Christmas by helping with our bags for the homeless. I know it helped them to enjoy their gifts that much more. Christmas Eve we went to a beautiful service at our church that really helped to set the tone for our weekend. Then that evening we joined Jason's side of the family for an Italian themed dinner and desserts galore. Christmas morning Santa made a special delivery at our house that consisted of a trampoline! Finally, our Saturday afternoon and evening was spent relaxing at my parents house over a Texas style brisket feast! Here are a few pics we shot at their house, plus a classic of Brooke on Christmas morning!
My little fashionista,Bayleigh...whose philosophy is that you can never have too much sparkle
Brooke...always making sure she has a sassy pose for her pictures
My spunky little Brylee...couldn't believe we got her still long enough for a good picture
Best present ever...A Brooke doll!
Me and my handsome prince charming, he did not like me making him "pose" sitting down...I guess it wasn't manly enough for him...poor guy, he lives with 4 girls!
I am so blessed!
Well, not really, but by the time I got to putting up a few pictures that is where we were at. Our holidays flew by in a blur. Christmas is my favorite time of year, but I would really like a December do over. There were just not enough days for me to take in all memories I wanted to . I was so busy with a seamstress project I had taken on, along with a wonderful ministry I started at our church called Coupons for Christ. In the past six months I had taken on couponing with quite a passion but wanted to do something more than build a stockpile. Instead, I sent out weekly emails detailing which coupons matched sale toiletry items at specific grocery stores. This matching allowed our congregation to collect almost 600 items for FREE! We then took those items and made gender specific bags that we passed out to the homeless on Christmas morning along with backpacks and gloves. We made over 100 bags with 5 to 6 items in each bag. It was by far, one of the highlights of my Christmas season. Here are just a few of the pics of all the items we collected.