What can I say other than it was as wonderful as we imagined all those years we were waiting, hoping and praying for a family...even more so now that we have our daughters and have grown to know and love them more than we thought possible. They didn't really get the whole Christmas thing, but they sure liked being with everyone, getting many hugs and kisses, and playing with all their great new toys. Our main gift to them were two comfy, pink chairs with their names on them and they LOVED them. They sat happily in those chairs for about an hour as we handed them their presents on Christmas morning - it was so cute to watch. I don't know how many times we looked at each other and just marveled at how blessed we are with these two beautiful girls - our girls. We spent Christmas Eve with Jonathan's side of the family and Christmas Day with mine; it was a very Merry Christmas and one we will always cherish as our first as a family of four.
Grandpa and LilyKate after our church's Christmas Cantata.
Grandma and Eleanor share a cookie.
Okay, we still aren't happy about this Santa guy.
Daddy and Mommy climbed in the sleigh too, but it didn't help much.
~~~CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~
Aunt Lisa and baby Seth opening gifts.
Jackie's ready for her presents.
Travis looks up from his video game long enough for me to snap this.
Aunt Shelby and Matthew.
Eleanor introduces Grover to a friendly bear.
LilyKate kissed her new Elmo all night.
Matthew is happy with his new Transformers!
The girls went missing for a few minutes and were discovered playing in the trash...eggnog makes pretty good fingerpaint!
Aunt Eleanor and little E share a toy.
Our tree on Christmas Eve.
~~~CHRISTMAS DAY ~~~
Daddy and his girls on Christmas morning.
Eleanor is happy and ready to see what Santa brought.
LilyKate says let's go Mommy, there are gifts to open!
Sitting in their new chairs and opening presents.
LilyKate checking out her stocking.
Mommy tickling LilyKate.
Daddy and his easy E.
Uncle Sean and baby Joey.
Cousin Jack shows off his cool new Transformers.
Daddy and LilyKate share a laugh.
Our beautiful daughters in their Christmas dresses.