Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011...a recap!

This year I really took the time to reflect on how blessed we truly are...  
*We live near most of our family and are able to see them often!!  
*We have two, beautiful boys!  
*We will celebrate our seven-year wedding anniversary on January 15th, 
the same day we run our first half marathon, TOGETHER!
*My husband works SO hard, even on holidays(unfortunately)
 so that I am able to stay at home and raise our kids!  
*We are moving into our new home in a few, short weeks!  
there's just SO much to be thankful for this year...

We had an amazing Christmas that lasted several days, which was nice because it felt like it lasted longer than normal!  
And of course, we had to start by leaving cookies for SANTA!

 MeMe's house was the first place Santa decided to leave some gifts for our boys...
too many gifts as you can see!

 New bicycles?  Woohoo!!
 My mom with her sister and brother!  
My mom is the short one!  (Ha, she'll hate that I said that!)
 ...and after a long night, our boys woke up at a very late 9:15am on Christmas morning!  Geez, right?
They started with their stockings...full of goodies!  Look at those puffy, tired eyes!  Tired boys!
Is that a basketball goal?!  
We'll set this up after we move, they'll love playing basketball in their new, LONG driveway!
 And the favorite toy for the McClellen boys this year?  
Monster Jam EVERYTHING! 
 Santa gave them tickets and pit passes to the show in a few weeks, and lots of Monster Jam trucks! 
 Now they have WAY too many!!

 Look!  A hat just like Daddy!
 look at that mess!  
I usually freak out when my house is a wreck, but because it was Christmas...
I let it slide!

 ...and a visit from PawPaw too!  I wonder what he brought for them?
 Do you STILL see the mess?  I was pretty good, but then I lost it and had to clean immediately!  Ha!
PawPaw brought them a TV and blu-ray/dvd player for the new house...
 and Christmas 2011 ended with a visit to Angie's house to play with all of the cousins!  We are so lucky to have such a close, extended family!  This is our newest cousin, Bailey!  I was finally able to feed her!  
Sweet baby girl sure loves me!  
 Christmas Eve was brunch with family, Church and then dinner at Pappas Seafood!  
The boys LOVED their catfish and green beans and ate way too much!  Their favorite part was sitting by their older cousins...they think they're so cool!  

 Our little man enjoyed Christmas SO much this year.  His enthusiasm over each and every present was HILARIOUS and unforgettable!  Such joy and excitement on his face with every gift.  Both of our kids were spoiled rotten, but they sure loved visiting with family, as well as getting WAY too many presents!

Our little man loves his new, "HeeHaw" hat and his guitar!  I'm thinking he's going to be a superstar...whatcha think??  Ha!  So stinkin' cute!  
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas 2011 with lots of memorable moments!
The McClellen's


Michelle A'etonu said...

whoa! what a day! the boys looked like they had a blast!!! you do have tons to look forward to this year! can't wait to read all about it!

April Westerhold said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! I was ok with the mess yesterday but I was on a mission this morning and the family knew it so they all jumped in to get rid of the mess. I just couldn't take it anymore.

Mama Hen said...

Merry Christmas my friend! I love this post and all the beautiful pictures! It is so important to reflect on our blessings. We can often get caught up in the things that stress us and there are so many blessings all around us daily. I am so happy you had a great Christmas my friend! How exciting about your move! have a great night!

Mama Hen

TV's Take said...

What adorable pictures and it looks like a fantastic christmas! Hope your move goes great!

Our Family of Four said...

So glad you guys had a nice Christmas! I love all your pictures. Hope your enjoying the holiday!

Annette said...

Belated Merry Christmas, and best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful New Year. Your kids look sooo happy. Isn't it wonderful to see them just LOVE their gifts. It makes all the shopping, buying, and wrapping so worth it. My favorite pic is the one of your country music superstar! What a hoot! All the best to you in 2012!!!

Mommy Minded said...

How fun! Your mom is too cute!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

What a great Christmas for your family!