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I hope you had a wonderful day, too.


26 Responses to “What I got for Christmas”

  1. Amy on December 26th, 2012 6:54 pm


    But was there jello salad?

  2. Edith on December 26th, 2012 7:22 pm

    Dylan and his underwear just made my day complete.

  3. Danell on December 26th, 2012 7:35 pm


  4. fiona on December 26th, 2012 7:38 pm

    Me too. I feel exactly the same way. Love.

  5. annie on December 26th, 2012 8:27 pm

    This post makes me so happy for you and your family. And here’s to making dreams come true. Happy new year.

  6. Betsy on December 26th, 2012 9:21 pm

    Beautiful family, beautiful day!

    Plus, Dylan’s new watch is super awesome ;-)

  7. Donna on December 26th, 2012 11:08 pm

    Is it weird that I love to look at other people’s christmas photos?
    Yours are awesome!

  8. Jennifer on December 26th, 2012 11:59 pm

    Christmas dinner in the sun room! With a bit of SUN showing up for the day.

    It looks like everyone was having a wonderful time. So nice to see Grandma and Grandpa enjoying themselves too. The pics of your smiling MIL are lovely!

    I bet the former owner of your house would be so pleased to see such a nice family Christmas gathering there.

  9. Sally on December 27th, 2012 2:44 am

    You do, indeed, have it all!

  10. Kim on December 27th, 2012 6:27 am

    Is it dusty in here? No, I’m crying. I loved this so much.

  11. JMH on December 27th, 2012 7:12 am

    Love :) That is what it is all about!

  12. June on December 27th, 2012 7:35 am

    Awesome, awesome photos. Dylan looks like dad, and Riley looks like you. Did you really have a picture-perfect holiday? In our house, it’s not Christmas till someone is crying…! LOL. Thank you for sharing a bit of the day with us.

    PS. I was surprised to see kitty sitting on the end table and not on the table cloth, on the dishes, knocking down glasses, etc, which is where *my* ornery pisser would be, given the opportunity.

  13. laziza on December 27th, 2012 11:01 am

    So much sweetness. Merry Christmas.

  14. Annika on December 27th, 2012 11:07 am

    Beautiful. Absolutely awesome to see you had a nice day.

  15. Joy on December 27th, 2012 1:10 pm

    It looks like you had a fabulous day. I’m so happy for you.

    The excitement on the kids’ faces is priceless.

  16. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on December 27th, 2012 3:43 pm

    It looks like you had a great holiday. Happy New Year!

  17. H on December 27th, 2012 6:15 pm


  18. one of many Amys on December 27th, 2012 11:07 pm

    Your table in the sunroom looks gorgeous! And your little family is beautiful. Moments like that make everything worthwhile. ♥

  19. Erica on December 28th, 2012 2:26 am

    Your boys grow more handsome each year! I love the “mom” wrapping–so nice you got a photo of it to remember!

  20. Maria on December 28th, 2012 9:39 am

    Man I love your kids.

  21. Staci on December 28th, 2012 12:47 pm

    This post brought tears to my eyes. That light in the kids eyes when they opened their presents, the time with family… it’s truly “everything”.

    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Becky on December 28th, 2012 6:35 pm


    I love the picture of Dylan hugging the stuffed horse (pillow?)

  23. kendra! on December 29th, 2012 10:16 pm

    The unbridled joy of your boys opening gifts captured in photo moments is 100% presh.

  24. Marolyn on December 30th, 2012 4:49 pm

    I had my email open in one tab, Facebook Angry Birds in another and when I opened this, the lovely ABird jazzy Christmas music was a lovely background to your wonderful day. Made me feel warm and fuzzy. May you and yours have a truly beautiful & blessed 2013!

  25. Randy on January 3rd, 2013 3:22 pm

    You have such a beautiful family. I hope you continue to work hard at keeping it that way. :)

  26. Michelle on January 4th, 2013 8:25 am

    Your house is wonderful! Old and new coming together in one happy family gathering! I honestly think you’re boys LOVED their Christmas :)

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