Hopefully you had a beautiful and blessed Christmas holiday! Three days after Christmas and I am just now slowing down to catch my breath before a weekend of weddings (we have two to attend!), bowl games, and of course wonderful New Years celebrations. I cannot ever remember a Christmas as perfect as ours has been.
It wasn't about the gifts (although our children were thrilled with Santa), but instead about taking time to savor each moment we had with those we love. From a weekend getaway to the Biltmore house in North Carolina the weekend before Christmas with dear friends to making special time to celebrate the season with all of our family there could have been no better holiday.
I truly can't describe all of the passion, warmth, and love, but maybe these few pictures will give you a glimpse of the joy in our lives.
|Even the children had a blast at the Biltmore Estates|
|My first ever crown roast served at our annul Christmas luncheon with friends|
|The Bible tells us that there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, this is Audley's.|
|Twas the night before Christmas....|
|on the table|
|Our Samantha with her fiancee', Justin|
|Bradley learning to use his bow... so very thankful for the strong men who influence him in life.|
|One of my sweet little nieces|
|Our MacKenzie Grace|
|My nieces and nephew ready for Santa|
|Santa wanted to open gifts at midnight so that our Christmas morning was focused on worship instead of worldly trivia|
|A very happy little boy shocking his Dad with a hug|
|The face of a child who was totally surprised by her Christmas gift|
|Justin looking through Samantha's first cook book showing her all the things he wants her to cook for him!|
|My parents @ our Christmas Day luncheon at our house... no gifts, just quality family time|
|My in-laws at Christmas day lunch|
|Audley's Great- aunt and grandmother at our Christmas day luncheon|
|Bradley shooting the rifle that his Dad built|
|Romance at the Biltmore|
May all your days be merry and bright!