Sunday, December 7, 2008

Candy Canes and Christmas Dresses

The Christmas season has officially begun at our home! The annual tree cutting took place last weekend as well. We drove out to the tree farm and selected a beautiful 10ft noble. After the women selected just the right tree, it was the guys tough job to cut it down and put it on the car. Of course the gals stayed busy while the men worked by securing the photos for posterity and shopping at the quaint Christmas bazaar on the property.











The lights are another one of the guy jobs at Christmas time and ours do a fabulous job!











The little girls picked out their own Christmas dresses this year and had a wonderful time getting all dressed up Saturday night for their first Holiday party.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun. The dresses are beautiful.
Wilma

the Steiger's said...

Wow,
I love the lights. Good job. The girls look great in their dresses.
Lenka

Jori said...

Oh Teresa, everyone looks wonderful!! I miss your family so very much, I so wished we lived closer!!! You have great advice for me and yet, most importantly you somehow make time to remember to check on me. Thank you so much, you have touched more lives than you know!! So good to see you ALL together!!
love, jori

alisafmartin@yahoo.com said...

Ahhhh -- I have goose-bumps!! Your family is so beautiful!!
Alisa

Natalie Rae said...

ohhh! I wish I were home. Everything looks beautiful, and everyone looks so happy!

Debi said...

What a beautiful family! You look like you belong together. I loved the Christmas dresses.
Love to you,
Debi

Kelly said...

THANK YOU THERESA!!! We got to see R in your album that you sent. That helps so much when waiting!!!! Your girls (all of them) are so beautiful!!! I love Esegenet's new hair do!!!

shawn and tisha said...

Looks like your family is having lots of Christmas fun! The girls look so pretty in their dresses! :0
Tisha

Anna Illaine said...

my sisters are all so cute!!!! You're dong a wonderful job mom and dad!

Sandee said...

How beautiful they are in their Christmas dresses...I will have to start that tradition...no party to go to, but they can dress up for church or lunch with momma!

Thankfulmom said...

Beautiful photos! We are overdue for a phone call and I keep thinking of you. We'll have to carve out a few moments soon. I so appreciate your friendship.

Lisa

Laurel said...

I found your blog from a comment on Lisa's. Look forward to getting to know your fun family.

I LOVE the dresses. Just tonight I was looking at those exact dresses at Fred Meyer, and wondering how the black velvet tops would look on my beautiful African daughters. We have a wedding to go to the weekend before Christmas, so the girls would have 2 places to wear them in 1 week. :)

blessings,

Laurel
mama of 13 (ages 6-24)

Andrea said...

Oh my.......so beautiful in so many ways. Your children are gorgeous, your family is gorgeous, your hearts are gorgeous!!! I cried when I saw E in that dress. What a transformation inside and out for this little girl, I can see the love and joy exuding from her. When I saw her last in the TH, she did not even know you as her family, and no her face has a different look, it is so touching and beautiful to see this!!

Love,
Andrea

Jill said...

Everything is beautiful!

I love the girls dresses!

The tree is magical all lit up!

Nice to meet you!

I'm a Mom of 8 - 6 are through adoption. Our 8th is coming home from Ethiopia in the next few weeks!

Blessings to you and your beautiful family!!!