Pieces of Me

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Christmas by Hannah

“Have a happy Christmas, family,” said Hannah, when she got to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house.
Hannah said, “I was sooooooo surprised!”
And then, my brother said, “What did you get me?”
I said, “It is a surprise.”
My brother said, “What does surprise mean?”
“A surprise means I can’t tell you what it is yet,” I said.
My brother said, “Oh.”
And then it was Christmas the next morning.  My brother work up and said, “Hurray, hurray, it’s Christmas today!”  Then he said, “Can I open the presents yet?”
“No, not yet, because we didn’t get yet.”  I said.
And after we ate my Grandma told us the baby Jesus story and all of my cousins listened.  And then after that everyone gave out their presents.
And then when my brother opened my present he said, “A Handy Manny repair shop!”
For my Daddy’s Christmas present my brother and I gave him a big kiss.
And then I opened my Grandma’s present.  She gave me a Princess tea set.
And then Tyler and Blaine said, “Hannah what did you get for us?” I said, “Open your presents!” And they said, “Woah!! A Star Wars Build a Bear Workshop!”
And everybody said thank you for all the nice presents.  And Grandpa said, “What did you get me?”  I said, “A big kiss!”
And then I said, “Merry Christmas!”
And then the next day everyone came to my house and had chicken noodle soup!
The End.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas at our House

We spent the Sunday after Thanksgiving decorating our home for Christmas.  Between travelling and photo shoots, I honest believed we weren’t going to get the tree up over our long weekend.  But thanks to Stephen, we got the tree up, strung with lights (yes, our pre-lit tree is no more – a new tree is in our near future), and trimmed by Sunday evening. 

It is Hannah’s year to top the tree.  Cayden decided to get naked for the trimming.  Those photos are not allowed to be shared online.  We did get a few of him in his pull up before putting on PJs



McIntyre Christmas Corner


A few special ornaments




This ornament is from the year that Granny passed away.  It means even more this year, now that PapPap has passed on.  I really miss him.  I missed receiving his Christmas card right after Thanksgiving.  I just miss him in general.


And not that we don’t love Cayden, but for some reason, I couldn’t find his ornament.  I know we made a handprint one the year he was born.  I feel like a bad mom!

This is one of my favorite ornaments, give to me by the Taylor Family (Zion, Walburg) in 2002.  Yes, our household believes in the magic of Santa.  Please do not try to convince us otherwise.  My kids know it’s “magical” (not pretend) and also know the true meaning of the season – Jesus’ birth.