Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas 2008-Part 1

We had a wonderful Christmas with our family! Christmas morning Landree woke up about 8:30 and was still a little grumpy from the night before-she had a cold and really wasn't feeling well. She quickly perked up as the present opening began.

A little grumpy still:


This was the first present that Poppee opened-it was my fault...I wrapped a lot of the presents and hadn't put tags on them. I used a separate paper for each person, but I forgot that Momma used some of our paper. Well, as Daddy ripped open the paper with Landree's backpack/stocking filled with play-do and other goodies she cried. Daddy was gracious to share with her even though he said I gave it to him. You'll notice most of the other pictures she's holding the backpack while she's opening other gifts.


Landree even offered to help Momma with her gifts (actually that's Landree's present, but she helped her with other presents):


I got PJ's like Landree's favorite blanket. They are so comfortable! Landree loves them too!



Poppee has the surprised look down:




So does Jeff-he was excited about the Office series:


Jeff doesn't have my wonderful sense of direction (I'm serious when I say I do and when I say he doesn't) and it won't matter now with his new GPS. It works too we used it to get to Jeff's house on Christmas day.


Still holding the backpack while opening gifts:




Daddy's favorite gift was this picture we had printed poster size. My sister in law took it in Colorado. She gave one to my father in law last year, and Momma thought Daddy would like it. He did.


Jeff opening his big present (this is a note about it in a card)-My momma bought him a Wii in September when she was at our house and I've been hiding it this whole time! He was so surprised!


I was really surprised this year too, and I'm pretty hard to surprise. Debbie at the Pixel Fairy Princess is holding photography workshops in several places and the first one is in ATL. She's been mentioning this for sometime and I was dying to go, but as soon as she posted on her blog (and I was the first person to comment) she was booked. I WAS SO SAD! We'll on Christmas morning I opened up a card with this sweet little face on it and I knew something was up-Momma had contaced Debbie and booked the class for me! I can't wait to meet Debbie and learn some of her fabulous photography skills!


After hanging out a little and getting ready we headed to the Gray's around noon for Landree to nap and for Christmas Day round two. More pictures coming soon!


Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous Christmas! You are going to have soooo much fun at the photography workshop! You will no doubt meet soooo many bloggy friends there too. Landree looks soooo cute in her Christmas PJs!

Tricia said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. Wow, a WII. I think a lot of people got those this year. So fun. Guess we need to hang out at your house if Jeff will share. :)

Yea for the class in Atlanta. You will have to share your knowledge. :)

Poefam said...

Hi there...Happy New Year! My friend got me Santa's key at Canton First Monday! I bet you could google it and find it for next year! :) Good luck!

3 Peanuts said...

What a GREAT surprise that your mom booked Debbie's class for you. I want to do one too! I am going to sign up for the TX one.

LOve all of your photos!


Jboo said...

Great photos! Looks like you all had a blast at Christmas! Your Landree is such a cutie!

How fun for you to get to go to the Pixel Fairy's workshop!! I am so jealous! You'll blog about it, won't yoU!

Best wishes for 2009!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Those PJ's look awesome! I am so happy for you that you get to attend that workshp! You are already such a great photographer...very talented.

Cindy has a little maltese??? Oh I miss our maltese. He died right before Lottie came home. Such sweet little lap dogs.

Happy New Year sweet friend.

Clare said...

Hi Jennifer! I had checked on your blog a few times. I am good friends with Kim, we lived near each other in virginia. It looks like you had a fabulous christmas! I hope landree is feeling better soon. Bradley actually woke up with a fever and a cold on christmas morning as well. the presents did seem to cheer him up! well, happy new year! Clare

Micah said...

I love that she has a bow in her hair first thing in the morning!!!
and awesome about the photography classes! I love suprises like that!

Kam said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic Christmas!!!

And I'm so jealous! I'm dying to go to the workshop...I live in the next county over from Debbie! But alas, adoption expenses....

If you need a place to stay...let me know! We have plenty of room!

Frazzled said...

Wow ... That is an awesome picture of that deer. Your SIL should start charging for her prints! I'd buy something from her ...