1.03.2010

Christmas Recap {finally!}

Our Christmas was joy filled and exciting and relaxing and such a blessing! We kept it simple and just enjoyed being together and reflecting on Christ's love for us! We had John's parents here with us, and the boys were over the moon to have their Culka and Papa Culka here spoiling them! ;)

We started the festivities off by baking cookies & decorating them...

{colby's creations}

{ brayden's masterpieces}



Then the boys each got to open their 1 special Christmas Eve gift...



{blankets made by yours truly} {w/some help! ;)}


after that we all snuggled up to watch a christmas movie...

{grandma culka and her boys}


and of course before tucking the munchkins in we had to leave milk, cookies, & carrots for Santa and his reindeer! =)




Oh my...looks like Santa came!! And even lost a little something in the fireplace..oops! ;)





Christmas morning came EARLY. As in Brayden (our typical early to rise child but we held on to hope that maybe he would sleep in a little..) was up at 5:30! The boys loved all of their gifts and we had so much fun watching them open all of them!

{opening their gifts from each other}


{our silly boy, colby}


{brayden. yes, he uses that sweet lil face to get his way!}

The rest of our time with Culka and Papa Culka was spent relaxing and just enjoying our time together!

Papa Culka and Brayden spent alot of time putting puzzles together, which is one of Bray's favorite things to do!



and Culka and Colby played alot of games, which Colby loves!!



New Year's Eve wasn't the big fun we had originally planned because i was sick, but we did enjoy our evening! Being on the couch not feeling well gave me lots of time to reflect and to thank God for each and every struggle, trial, loss, tear, smile, memory made, lesson learned in 2009. It was a year of alot of ups and downs but He was right there every step of the way. Loving me, extending grace, giving peace and rest that only He could and teaching me thru it all. 2010 will be a fabulous year. It holds so much hope for joy, growth, love, and memories waiting to be made! I'm excited....can't wait to see what each day holds! I pray peace, love and growth for each of you this year ~ i look forward to sharing the perfectly imperfect madness that is the Miculka's with all of you thru this year!!

4 comments:

~love said...

great re-cap! the boys look so big and sweet! many blessings for 2010!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

looks like such a fun Christmas! Happy New Year!

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, hope you're feeling better!

Happy New Year!

Liz said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas! I hope you are feeling better!