Friday, December 31, 2010

Because I Should Really Finish Christmas Before New Year's

December moves way too quickly. I vote we eliminate March and make December twice as long.

Since it's nearly 2011, I thought I'd better hurry and put up the rest of Christmas 2010 pictures.

I love the pewter nativity on this coffee table. I loved it so much that I asked my mom for it last year. She said she wasn't sure. Later that afternoon, someone dropped by to give my parents a gift and it was the exact same nativity! So she gave that one to me:) Christmas books are one of my favorite parts of the season. I've read and re-read all of the books on this table. Including the one I got from Rychelle last year. Thanks for that.

I think this is my favorite Christmas spot. The poor cement nativity wasn't even going to get picked at my parents---and I ended up taking pity on it before it went to DI. And I'm SO glad I did! I bought the red runner in Germany two years ago, and I love how that looks under the nativity, and ties the color of the book together. It's one of my favorite Christmas books. I boutht the crystal nativity when I went to the Waterford Crystal Factory in Ireland. It stays up in my house all year long.

And here are Christmas Eve pictures:

Some of the grandkids doing the nativity. I'm particularly fond of the enthusiasm of the Asian angel in the top right.

Our two Babies Jesus. We were extra holy this year.

The result of trying to do more than just recite Luke 2:1-18: The sheep's head is off, the donkey sat up, one of the Baby Jesus' is getting angel accessories and the shepherds returned to their fields.

My parents with 17 (of their 45) grandkids with new jammies.

Grandma with some of her granddaughters.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Kristina P. said...

45 grandkids! That's incredible.

Also, it makes me sad to click on Rychelle's link and see the poor, unupdated blog.

Emily said...

Happy New Year!!!

Cynthia said...

That nativity chaos looks VERY familiar. Different kids but we had similar results!

Happy New Year (and it may be a wild one for you if that little rumor I've heard about a certain 'seat' has any merit!)

stacey said...

Happy new year! I love that pewter nativity too- my parents actually own a pewter company that sells them! If you ever need another one let me know :)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I love all your decorations and that fact that they all mean something to you. Happy New Year!

Kazzy said...

Great photos. The kids all look so happy!

The pewter nativity is terrific. And I laughed when I read that your mom said, "I don't know...". Funny!

Boy Mom said...

The Waterford nativity is gorgeous even more so in justaposition with the cement nativity.

Love all the grandkid pictures, especially the last nativity. Big families are so fun.

rychelle said...

happy new year!

wendy said...

Holy Grandma....17 out of 45. She must be one happy grandma cause I sure love mine!!

I enjoyed the photos and REALLY like that you were "extra holy" this year. That cracked me up.

I am not so sure I want to make December twice as long....but I certainly HATE January and February.
Should call them Janu-dreary and Febru-dreary. ICK

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh, that is so sweet! LUB it all.

Merry Christmas Barb! You are one of my favs!


Oh, and Happy New Year too.

Oh, and your verifier says wardfu--a religious type of marshal arts.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I can't stop giggling over the 2 babies comment. That is a lot of grandkids! Awesome! Oh, and I love the nativity set too.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Haha, love your extra holy post! And yes, I bet we could petition the world to cut out March---it's the year's most boring month for sure!

Becky Dayton said...

So jealous of the new pajamas. My family has a lot of great traditions, but I wouldn't mind adding that one!

Heidi said...

Fun-fun-fun! I can see why you keep the Waterford nativity out all year long.

Chris and Sara Waldron said...

I love the Nativity pictures- Nativitys are more fun when you're watching younger kids than when you're participating as one who's maybe getting too old.
Too bad I never came by your place to see your cute decorations- but I'm glad I got to see you lots anyway!

Miranda said...

Cute pictures! That's crazy about the pewter nativity! So cool! I hope you had a great Christmas.