Monday, December 27, 2010

And to all a Good Night

Christmas 2010

Our Christmas celebration started with church on Christmas Eve. It was the first Christmas in our new building so that was pretty exciting. Sandals (our church) had sent out 25,000 flyers inviting the local neighborhoods to our celebration, and boy did people show up. The sanctuary was filled, as was the overflow. So people were sitting in the lobbies and the children’s classrooms. We got there early so we actually got seats.xmas 2010 391 

After church it was time to celebrate with Mr. Dunbar’s family. I’ve mentioned before that this is the best party of the year, held at Auntie Marian’s house with lots of extended cousins. There is always great food, playing, and then Santa. xmas 2010 392 copy xmas 2010 397 copy xmas 2010 399 xmas 2010 404 xmas 2010 405 xmas 2010 413 copy xmas 2010 426 copy xmas 2010 428 copy

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And the morning of Christmas at our house we had an early riser- who changed into his clothes and out of his Christmas pj’s just in case I told him we needed to get dressed first. He’s proactive, which is a good thing, unless Mommy wanted pictures with Christmas pj’s.xmas 2010 462 xmas 2010 463 xmas 2010 466 xmas 2010 467 xmas 2010 482xmas 2010 473b xmas 2010 477 xmas 2010 478  xmas 2010 487 xmas 2010 491 xmas 2010 494 xmas 2010 497

After opening gifts under the tree and having breakfast the boys were given their big gift from the Dunbar Grandparents.

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This is going to be my new thing so that my boys know I was present in their lives.

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After gifts and breakfast at our house it was off to the Gramma and Papa’s house. My parents, of course, thought it would be funny to set up a toll to get our presents. Each family was suppose to sing a Christmas Carol before they could receive gifts. Monkey stole the show by singing a solo.

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Here the boys got all of the games and accessories for the Wii.xmas 2010 576xmas 2010 574

And a belly shot in the window. It just didn’t work out so well. xmas 2010 591 xmas 2010 587

Sunday it was back to the Dunbar’s to open more gifts. xmas 2010 613

The cousins got this video system and of course Monkey had to try it out. xmas 2010 596

These two got along great…

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The End.

~mrs. dunbar


Simply...Me said...

ha ha like the swimming bit

jen@odbt said...

Wow - what a great Christmas!!! Love all the photos. I'm glad it finally stopped raining for you and am a bit jealous of the warm pool weather you have.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

looks like a fun and exciting holiday weekend for you and your family

Mrs. C... said...

I don't think I have EVER seen your sil and bil. WOW!! Looks like a perfect Christmas, complete with Galactic Heroes. I know that pict was for me and Bubba! :)

It's Grace said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Great pictures..especially the cuties in their Christmas PJ's. Love your advent calendar, too.

Happy New Year!!

Seizing My Day said...

I love all the PJ pics... and the wrestling!! Fun memories!! We finally gave the Wii to our kids this year... well... grandma and grandpa paid for it!! ;) my post today ended A LOT like yours!! ha ha!!

Jensamom23 said...

What a wonderful Christmas! I love the kids in the stuff!

Genn said...

Looks like loads of fun. Laughed out loud at the pics of you with part of your head in there. Too funny. They are really cute pics too.

Cute belly bump. Getting close now right?
Swimming even! Wow, you guys packed it all in.
Did your oldest get a snowboard? Do your boys know how? Jake is just dying to get the girls out on the mountain. Or really, to get them in a class and leave them so that we can get back out on the mountain! ;)

spatzfamily said...

I love all of the pics. It looks like you guys had a great Christmas and were able to be everywhere:0)

Moms don't get to be in the pictures much, I guess we're often behind the camera. I love how you're putting yourself in the pictures now! Too cute!