Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas 2004 at the Thomas House

Our very FIRST Christmas together!

Will and I got to experience our first Christmas together this year. We were so excited. I was really excited to spend time with his family, but I was a little sad as it was the first year I would not be spending Christmas with my own family. But fortunately, my parents had travelled to Salt Lake City this year to spend Christmas with my brothers, so we drove down to SLC a few days after Christmas. So I still got to see my family afterall. :)

Above: Jenni, Dalynn, Elizabeth, and Grace (the sisters Jenni never had!)

Christmas at the Thomas household was a whole new experience for me, because for one thing, I was not used to having so many siblings around. Will comes from a family of 10 children, and so it was always just one huge party!

Above: One tradition that Will's family does is open one gift on Christmas Eve. This gift is always a pair of Pajamas. I was excited that I also got a new pair of Pj's as well as the rest of the girls!

We also went carolling to the neighbors and delivered Christmas goodies, and then later came home and sang carols together. I was coaxed into playing the piano for everyone, and then Will came and joined me as my duet partner.

Later we had a really nice Christmas Eve dinner cooked by Will's mother. Surprisingly, we were all able to still fit around the table.

Below: Hanging out together after dinner and drinking hot cocoa

Below: Jenni waking up from a nice Christmas Eve nap

Christmas morning was a lot of fun - I think the best part was Will and I watching each other open the gifts that we had bought for each other.

Above: Jenni has always been wanting a puppy, so Will went and bought her a stuffed Maltese puppy. Even though it wasn't a "real" dog, she was still excited!

Above: A cross-stitch that Will's mom had done for us of Noah and the Ark.

I also gave a couple of Will's sisters makeovers Christmas evening. Elizabeth has been dating a guy for a few months and she wanted to email him a few photos of her with her makeover. I did her hair and makeup.

And of coures, the Thomas house would not be normal if there wasn't someone somewhere playing a board game. :) Below is Will and Alisha playing "Operation".

1 comment:

Mama Dew said...

I love these pictures from this Christmas. Don't we all look so young?!