Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I wish you and your families the most blessed of Christmases this year. We work so hard to not lose sight of the true reason for the season, the birth of our Lord and Savior. We set out our nativity scene each year and the kids are starting to really understand that we celebrate "Baby Jesus' birthday" at Christmas, and it's something we're very excited to teach them about.
One tradition we have also adopted has been to visit Santa at the same location each year. We take the kids to see Santa at the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville, and I thought it would be fun to share the photos of them with him at age one, two, three and four (this year's photo). There was a visit from Santa at the hospital the day the kids were born, and I harrassed good ol' St. Nick into sitting in a chair in my hospital room and holding the kids for a pic, so while it's not the same Santa in the same location, it's their first official Santa photo ever. :)

December 2005 - only a few hours old!

December 2006 - One Year Old

December 2007 - Two Years Old

December 2008 - Three Years Old

December 2009 - Four Years Old

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! What great photos. And I like the tradition of going to the same mall every year for Santa pics. Em has been very into the Christmas story this year...I've loved that she finally seems to understand the Christmas story and what Jesus' birth means!