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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas with the Nelsons

Sunday was our Christmas celebration with Josh’s side of the fam. Our girls can’t get enough of their cousins and we had such a pleasant evening with our Nelson family.

After a beautiful dinner we exchanged gifts….. Josh’s sister Christy and her husband Josh live in Oregon and were not able to make the trip down so they joined us via Skype! Isn’t technology amazing!? :)

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Grandpa and Grammy Nelson  got each of our girls  a “Bitty Twins” set from American Girl. I am thinking they like them. ;)

DSC_0006 Just the cutest dolls ever!

Bekah with her little brunettes……..

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and Anna with her blondies…….

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After gifts the kids (and some “kids at heart”) put on a performance of the Christmas story. Bekah thought she would be a shepherd for this performance. :)

DSC_0017 Anna was an angel……

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Our cast was quite eclectic.

DSC_0022 As you can tell………

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OK……… (slight side note)……………… I must be an extreme glutton for punishment, but here you go. This picture even got a “WHOA!!!!!!” from me…. and I see myself every day! Here I am in all my 31 week glory! Seeing as the main purpose of the this blog is to have a record of…… well…… life…… for my kids, I can’t hide every picture I hate.

I guess you could say, I am being very vulnerable right now….  DSC_0030

But here is a word to the wise……. before you post any comments…….. if I get any commentary that looks like this (because i already get it all the time) … 

   “ Are you sure you’re not having twins?” or…..

OH MY GOSH, you still have 2 months left!?!?!?” or……

“I could tell you were having a boy the minute I saw you…..”  or……

and this is my favorite……

“You look like you could go any day now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……… oh, but you look great!”

Let’s just say………… you might ( or you will) have a very pregnant, slightly exhausted, very often… overheated… and possibly a little bit of a crazy woman a little disturbed  with you .   :)

Ok…….. I am done with my hormonal tantrum………. take a deep breathe, Emily.

And back to Sunday………

Well since I am on a roll right now , showing  you….. reality…..

Here is basically what our attempt to get a picture of the four of us was like……. DSC_0037

It was either show a picture of Bekah crying or one of Josh and I wish our eyes closed, so this was the best choice. ;)  

Our night only had that one moment of tears……. the rest of the evening was full of delightful conversation, squeals of joy, lots of laughter, A LOT of  little feet hitting the floor, and plenty of memory making moments.

Here is the majority of the Nelson family.( We missed you Christy and Josh!)

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And no Nelson Christmas is complete without a pajamas picture. This has become a steadfast tradition and it is fun to look back and see how the kids have grown. :)

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We are truly blessed!

3 comments:

  1. Okay, just one comment about your pregnant profile: you do NOT look anything like you're having twins...I know, because I had twins in 2008. Believe me, that belly still has a lot of stretch left!! You look beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  2. you look amazing! I love the hair color by the way! so pretty!!

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