Saturday, January 3, 2009

Finally...Our Christmas 2008!

So after uploading so many photos...I decided to post a handful (OK a full hand) to show you how much fun, exciting and wonderful our Christmas was...

The girls on Christmas Eve morning...(as we head out to do some visiting!)




All ready for Christmas Eve supper at Grandma's...





(one with Mom)


(and one with Dad)

Christmas morning...after just seeing what Santa had left under the tree for each of them!





Back up at Grandma's for Christmas Day lunch. Here is Annabelle with G.G.


Later that evening over at my sister's house. As I said before, this little angel loves her baby dolls!


My sister and I...(after we just finished opening up our gifts to one another)


Papa and Grandma C came in for a visit too (all the way from Virginia Beach). Here is Papa helping Francesca with Scott Joe's new motorcycle game which she so loved and so wants one!


Our little Santa (as always...she is eating!)


On the 26th, we were so happy to be united with some travel friends from Annabelle's adoption. Here is Hannah. Isn't she just so beautiful!


Our Annabelle was just so excited!


Francesca had such a great time with Lori & Al while in China and she was just so excited to see them again. Here is a beautiful photo of Lori and our Francesca....


Here is Keith with Hannah....


And here is Al with Francesca...


Our two girls from Henan. I can't believe how much both have grown and changed...



These are just some photos that were taken on the evening of the 27th while we were headed back to my sister's for round two. In this photo, Francesca is singing "Baby Its Cold Outside" by Dean Martin.


And our Annabelle is just smiling along...


And this last photo is of our Annabelle who just loved her Santa hat! Daddy just couldn't resist taking her photo!


As you can see, we truly had a busy but WONDERFUL Christmas! After looking at all the photos and seeing how truly blessed we are...it makes me wonder...what is in store for us in 2009! (if you haven't read the post below...you must do so after this!)
Now, all I need to do is get our New Year's photos uploaded & posted...and the Holiday Celebrations of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 will be complete ~ so we can than concentration on our upcoming Disney trip to celebrate Francesca's 4th Birthday in a few weeks. Oh how we so can't wait!


***Also, I finally got around to updating our http://www.babyjellybeans.com/ web site. There are four new journal enteries ~ "Almost Two Months of Being Home" "United Once Again" "love" and "Update Sent To New Hope". Make sure you check them out and if you forgotten the password, just drop me a line and I will send it to you.***























9 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! The girls look adorable in their matching dresses and Christmas PJs!

Debbie said...

They are precious!!

sara said...

The red dresses were worth every penny :) I love how you get both of them to smile for a picture, amazing!!! What a fun first Christmas home for Annabelle!

I can't wait to go & check out your jelly beans site!

I can't wait to meet you & your family some day!!

Marla said...

What precious pictures, it looks like they had a wonderful holiday. I LOVE those red dresses!!

And congrats on your news, how exciting!!

Julie said...

I am so moved by the pictures of the girls and your amazing news for 2009! Happy New Year!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Shelly,

We just got back this afternoon and I am catching up....OMG...the girls are so precious....what a GREAT Christmas you had!! I so LOVE those red dresses....I remember when you bought them....they were worth every penny and perfect for their first Christmas together!! I totally forgot about your trip to see the Mouse...we better get together soon because you will be gone again before we know it!!

Happy New Year....I will try to call you tomorrow, I will be doing a lot of driving....back to work:(

Lisa

amy said...

sooo fun, thanks for posting these pics

LaLa said...

SWEET...glad you had a wonderful holiday!

Sue said...

Looks like you had a spectacular Christmas!!! I'm sure you couldn't stop smiliing at both of your sweet girls! So cool your travel group friends were able to come over too!