Thursday, December 31, 2009

{ Topping off 2009 }

{ this is what Christmas looks like in our cozy little rental house }

Tonight is for being together, just the four of us.

To eat pizza.

To have a tea party with tiny cups of hot cocoa +
towers of whipped cream and crushed candy cane sprinkles on top...

To do crazy things. Annabelle just ran outside to make snow angels in her swimsuit...
after Daddy dared her.



To snuggle in front of the fireplace.
Isn't he cute grinning from ear to ear like that?


Still to come:
Tom + Jerry
A game of Operation
Popcorn + ice cold sparking cider
Pot and pan banging ( even if we ring in the new year a few hours early )
With a whole lot of giggles in between.
After the happy flurry of family and coming + going over the holidays, this is just perfect.
I don't have words to tell you how thankful I am for all the grace and blessings and love that have been poured into our lives in the last year. But it hit us hard today, out of the blue David and I just had to sit down and cry, as we were in that moment overwhelmed by God's goodness to us. May the New Year bring us each days of growth, joy, gratitude. And most of all, more of you, Lord Jesus.

24 comments:

kt mac said...

Chelle you are just gorgeous and so is your family and this post!
I can't wait to see your cute little rental house in the flesh oh so soon :)
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

ps. Annabelle's snow angel in a swimsuit dare just made me giggle! - so cute!

Aunt Tea said...

*hugs* so nice to see a post from you. really miss you.

Laurie said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes, too! God is good! I also pray for growth, joy, and gratitude this new year. Your house looks very cute.

Cat said...

I've missed your postings too, Chelle. This year holds even more hope for all of us that the lavish blessings of last year are enough to bring us all to tears. May we all remember how loved and blessed we are!

swell.life said...

What a beautiful home! It looks like your Christmas was completely magical. God is so good!

I've missed your heartwarming posts around here.

Annabelle is a brave girl! I think my swimsuit snow angel days are officially over. Brrr!!

Blessings in 2010!

Cottage Mommy said...

This is so cute and it sounds like just the perfect New Year's Eve! I love that David dared Annabelle to go out and make a snow angel! Wasn't it nice to just stay home with all that snow we got on Thursday! So fun to see a post from you!

Hesper said...

Chelle,I love your post and have missed you!
I have been checking nearly everyday,looking forward to pictures of your "darlings" and into your lovely life.
Happy New Year,dear friend,to you and your lovely little family!!
The Lord has blessed us and our friends this year,hasnt He?

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

I have to agree with everyone else and tell you how much I have missed you and your heart-warming posts!!! Your family and home could not be any more sweeter!! I am so glad this year has been so magical for you four and to see God blessing you so much is such a sweet feeling. I smile just thinking about all that he has in store for you in 2010!!
Hope it's just as wonderful + magical

Hugs to you and Happy New year!

Nikki said...

This post warmed me to the cockles of my heart. :-) I love the little glimpses of your home--it looks so cozy and Chelle-like. Annabelle definitely has her mommy's and her Auntie Roo's blood if she ACCEPTS a dare to make snow angels in her bathing suit! I can't believe how big Jack is...and what adventures your family has had over the last year. It's so exciting to think of the adventures God has in store for you in 2010! Happy New Year!

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~beautyandjoy~ said...

I am so happy to see your post (and so sad I just now saw you had written again here)...but just so happy to see your grins and home and sweetness. It's beautiful. So lovely.

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Cottage Mommy said...

I like your red polka dots....they make me smile!

Fairlightday said...

Oh Chelle, has it really been so long since I checked your blog???
Your house is darling all dressed for Christmas. And I can not believe that David dared Annabelle to make snow angels in her swimsuit!!! And then she actually did it. Is this a northwest thing? lol
Your New Year's Eve sounds peaceful and lovely. Wish we had been close to share it.
Give Jack-Jack a hug and a kiss for us girls! We will see you soon!

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