Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We are still in the midst of celebrating Christmas, but I coaxed Harbor down for a little nap and thought I'd leave you with a few pictures of our Christmas Eve and Christmas day thus far!

We still have one more Christmas party to attend on Monday night for David's family, but so far, we have been blessed! Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours!

Christmas Eve with the Barnes/McKee Family- my dad's side

Harbor William- 25 months old

All of the great grandchildren - minus two that live in Newport News, Virginia

My parents with Harbor

Christmas morning with my parents in our pajamas- no makeup, get up, and go! David and I opted for our matching Grand Canyon shirts this year and sweat pants, but Harbor wore his Christmas p.j.'s  : )

David bought me a "Big Bite" for my card making. I'm excited to try it out!

Christmas afternoon with the Williams family- my mom's side- at the Byrd's house

Our four generation pose
My grandmother, mother, myself, and HarborWilliam

Ever since I can remember, we have had a Christmas tradition to light candles for loved ones who are at home in heaven. We play a song called, "Light a Candle," and we each take a turn lighting three or four candles and speaking a few kind words about that person- something to remember them by. This Christmas was super emotional for me as David and I lost two family members in 2010- one to cancer and one to suicide.

It is a wonderful way to keep them alive and well remembered during the holidays.

One of my very favorite traditions is having Harbor wear the same shirt to every event. My mom and I really enjoy designing and making his little holiday wear. When I see the pictures, it helps me keep track of what year is what.

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday, Jesus!


  1. I love your tradition of lighting candles. That is such a great idea!! Merry Christmas!

  2. thanks for sharing your pics with us. Looks like you had a great christmas. The candle idea is so great. Each year I espically miss my mother in law and nana. The best thing we do is to keep her tradtions alive. But I miss her dearly esp when making those tradtions. You'll love your new tool for cardmaking I have one and love it

  3. what a great idea to remember loved ones.

  4. Merry CHRISTmas Jessica!!!

    Your pictures are just beautiful, and I LOVE your candle tradition.

    You look just beautiful!!

    Have a Blessed and Beautiful Lord's day,

  5. Your pictures are wonderful! You have a beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

  6. What a wonderful tradition of honoring those who have passed on.

    I've never heard of that cardmaking tool. It looks cool!