Friday, January 20, 2017

Gingerbread Houses, Cousins, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year, and Walt said it would not be complete without a Gingerbread House making party. Walt has been saying for weeks that he wanted to invite some friends have to decorate gingerbread houses. His sissy got to make one at school and he didn't, so he wanted a party. 

Lilly got to have a few of her friends over, too. Rae and Anna Lauren were great decorators. 

These are Walt's guests...Taylor McCain, Fisher, Hastings, Will Howell, Will Prince and Steven Wait. He hand picked there guests and they range in age from 12 to 4, and boys and girls. This boy is something else. 
Christmas Eve with this crew was too much fun. I love these people in this photo like they are all mine. The Norris' and Prince's have been God sends to us and I love our Christmas tradtion that we have started. 
I love these 6 extra special kiddos! 
My besties....thank you Lord for these ladies. 
Cookie making time.....
sweet Lilly ALWAYS being sweet to her brother.....
Cousin time in Walt's world is the best time.....Owen, Clayton and Andrew are three of the big boy cousins that Walt man loves to play with.
Walt and sweet Andrew. He will tell anyone that Andrew is his favorite. :) 
We LOVED having our Advent/Jesse Tree this Christmas season. Because we go to a church that loves our children so much we were able to get this tree. So many people worked together to allow every child in our church to get a tree. It was a special time each night of the Christmas season as we hung the ornament and read the devotional each night. It set things in perspective for all of us, to remind us what the season is all about. 
I don't think that I have ever seen these too so excited about the same thing at the same time. This Christmas was so much fun. They were at just the perfect ages to enjoy and experience the true magic of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. 
Weeellll.....they got their 4 wheeler!!! The LOVE it!!!! 
Christmas Day at Aunt LaLa's and Uncle Tom's house. Walt is hanging out in his new Dak Prescott jersey that Santa left him. He and LaLa are having fun opening presents. 
Lilly and Lea!!! She finally got her....she has been waiting patiently. Mamie and Boo pulled through. 
Walt's FAVORITE thing to do is open presents. He doesn't even have to like or want what's in them, he just likes to open them. 
BUUTT he likes them even more when there is an 18 foot snake inside that he has been begging Mamie and Boo for since September. 
What a funny fuuny surprise from Aunt LaLa....Stephen and Brian got these shirts from Aunt LaLa. Poor Stephen has no idea what he is getting himself into and then Brian should have had this shirt 9 years ago. When they opened the presents Brian let everyone know he has it the worst in the's the truth, but he LOVES it! Hail State! 

What a fun and BLESSED Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the Atwood's had. So many things have happened in our family this year which is going to make the year 2017 so much fun and so different. We are adding 2 new members of the family....Stephen, Myra's husband to be and then sweet Baby exciting. So many answered prayers. 

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