Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas

I am finally back from my Christmas blogging break. I didn't intend for it to last this long, but I got overwhelmed with the number of pictures and videos we took, and I couldn't decide how I was going to blog them.

We had a wonderful Christmas. I love the joy and the magic that Brody brings to the Christmas season. I love that his sweet little life has brought a new understanding for me of the story of Christ's birth. I am more amazed, more joyful, and more grateful than ever before when I think about the birth of Jesus. I know how much we love Brody as his parents and to know that God loves us with an even greater love is hard for me to grasps at times. It usually results in me crying! :)

I am also amazed at how many pictures we took of Brody and of no one else. :) I think we may have 5 pictures that have Josh or me in them and the other 300 we took are of Brody. Haha! It was such a wonderful time for our family. I am so thankful for the time we had together! I have said it 1000 times, but I will say it again, we are BLESSED!

To spare you from the longest post ever, I made a little video of some of our pictures. It's almost 5 minutes long, but it has music and it covers our Christmas!! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for caring enough about our family to watch a 5 minute long Brody picture parade! You are are such sweet people. I hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

video

24 comments:

r- m val said...

I love the sweet video. I may have to steal that idea or I will have 8 Christmas posts! We had 5 Christmases after all! Next year our new nephew will be at this age where everything is so fun and new and exciting. We can't wait! Enjoy your new year. Blessings Francis Family!

Leslie Duffield said...

What a precious video! I just loved it :) Brody was so cute opening all his new presents. He is so lucky to have you guys. I'm glad yall had such a great Christmas! Can't wait to see his sweet face again soon!!

Blissfully Enamored said...

awwww!!! love it!! i am glad that you guys had a wonderful christmas!!! :)

Meet the Brummett's said...

Great video! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and the Brody got lots of fun goodies.

Ashley Thames said...

Great video! Brody is just too cute! :)
My daughter, Kaidence will be old enough to enjoy Christmas next year and I can't wait!

Cameron and Rachel said...

I am a new follower to you blog. You little boy is adorable. Love his hairstyle. Little boys are the best :)
Love the video! Such a good idea I had to pick my favorites Isn't it funny how you get so into capturing every moment of your little one you forget to get in the picture. We were that way this year. We might be in 3 of the 500 pictures we took.
My son was into just one gift from Santa that he didn't noticed his other gifts either. We ended up moving that gift when he looked away. Looks like Brody had a wonderful Christmas!

Larissa said...

I'm glad to see that y'all had a great Christmas. Love the video.

Randi House said...

Hi! I'm a "lurker" and have loved watching Brody grow up! He is adorable and I loved your Christmas video!

Emily said...

That was a precious video! I love the pictures you took. You are very blessed to have such a sweet adorable little boy sent from Heaven above.

Mary said...

i loved the video!!

Hattie said...

Found your blog thru Kelly's Korner. What a cute little family you have. Hope y'all have a Happy New Year. Cute video too!

Amanda said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your video!!!! Perfect way to show all the pics you wanted to show! And, I must admit, it made me cry looking forward to having Christmas with my baby next year!

emilyb said...

Love your video and so glad you are back blogging!! I can see ya'll had a merry and blessed Christmas. Isin't it so much more special and fun with a little one! I have 2 boys, 5 and 14 months, and I literally don't want Christmas to end- I love it. Cooper, my 14 mo. old, got the same car as Brody from Santa- isin't it cute??

Erin said...

love all the pictures and you describing each one. I am so glad you had an amazing Christmas :) I am also glad you are back now to blogging world!

Summer said...

What a super cute video and a wonderful idea! I hope you don't mind if I snag the idea for next year! Ha! Ha!

Brody is so stinkin cute and I'm so glad you all had such a Merry Chirstmas!!

Summer

Julee Turner said...

I love the video of pictures! Such a smart idea! I want to come see ALL of them and all the videos soon! Such a fun Christmas with many more fun ones to come!

Becca said...

Such a sweet video. Brody is so cute. My Ellie didn't like the snow either, but I think she was doing ok until her 4 yr. old brother thought she would like to taste a snowball. She was not impressed at all!!!
I love that the poof made it in the video. Happy, Happy New Year!

Annie said...

Such a sweet slideshow!! We did the same thing...took a million pics pof Blake...and OPNLY Blake! haha

Nancy said...

What a great idea...and it was so sweet!
I'm a new follower, too, and I really enjoy your blog! Happy New Year!!

Kristi said...

Love the video. I am so jealous at you nice calm family morning. We normally do that but had to give into the upset inlaws this year so we had a crazy morning that I can't really look back at to say it was fun. We will be putting our foot down next year. You are so right, kids bring the fun back in Christmas. Glad you had a great holiday.

Lisa said...

so adorable!!!!!! I glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas.

Mary Madeline said...

I love the video!! What a great idea!

Mallory said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. I love watching Brody grow! :) Happy 2010~

Debbie said...

I have a picture of this same Santa at my house!