Monday, December 31, 2012

Trying to take pictures & Heaton Family Christmas!

Trying to get a good picture of these crazies is not easy...

Some pics look good until you notice that someone is covering their face...

then there are the goof pics...


Well, Abby is still off in space...

Good enough! NO goofy expressions and everyone is smiling! 

We did Christmas with my side of the family on Christmas Eve after the church Candle Light service! 
I absolutely LOVE candle light services. I do not know what it is about them that I love so much, but I always feel at peace when I go to one.

We all sang Happy Birthday to Jesus before we opened presents! 

I love watching little ones open gifts! 

Jason and Corinne got a Gator Quilt from me this year! 

Amy got a casserole carrier...

"I want more gifts" LOL
That's not what she was saying! 

Charlie got a Gag gift, and iDrive!
It is supposed to attach your tablet to your steering wheel, bike, jet ski, etc. 

and Jason go a Snuggly that fits up to 8 people! LOL
These two were too irresistible not to buy!  I had to buy them.  
Most of our gifts were handmade. 
Kirin and Ishana got juggling balls. 

Jason and Corinne got redneck wine glasses...made from mason jars! 

Sissy and I made cork boards for the girls! 

& Scarves

Stephen was having lots of fun!

I was so excited to give gifts! 

My Mom made me this AWESOME scarf! 

Abby was so cute! She just wanted to play with the gifts, not open them! 
Amy also got a quilt from me, but I forgot to take a picture. 
She was crying when she opened it and that distracted me! LOL
It was a ton of fun! 
The best part was that Mom & Dad gave to Gospel for Asia in our name! 
That is a gift that will really do some good!!! 
When Sissy found out she burst into tears of JOY! 
That was on her Christmas list!
It was a WONDERFUL Christmas! 

Family Christmas Tea

The girls got together and went to tea!! 
We were going to go the The Garden Gate, but... they were closed. 
Hopefully, next time we will get there in time next time!

I love the beads on this! 

We ended up going to "One Flight Up" in Mount Dora...
Abby loved the little cove!

She is such a big girl!

Abby was determined to have "Pretzels" and to share them with everyone!

We shared a Brie Plate!! 
Here's what happened... 

We had sooo much fun! 


Christmas 2012

Christmas was AWESOME this year!! 
First off let me just say that I LOVE the ages that my kids are at! 
Alyssa LOVES wrapping gifts, so that meant that I spent a fraction of the time wrapping gifts!! 
Stephen's wrapping isn't as grand as Alyssa's is! 

Alyssa woke us all up early and we opened stockings in Mom & Dad's Bed! 

Look at all of those gifts! 

Hobbs kept climbing the tree! 

Sissy was shocked that she got a CAMERA!! 

"No more pictures Mom"


Art supplies! Yippy! 

Look who else got a camera????

I can not wait to see all of the pictures! 
We stayed home ALL day and spent time together as a family! 
It was so peaceful and enjoyable! 

Merry Christmas!! 

Ladies Christmas Tea

I hosted two tables! 
Wow... that was more work than I expected! 

But it was lots of fun! 

We even sang Christmas songs for the tea! 

Detto and Morry do a great job working together! 

I had a bunch of pictures of all of the ladies who came to the tea, but I cannot seem to find them! 
Oh well! 
It was a Great time!