Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmastime is here


Last night kicked off our Christmas festivities. Well family festivities because everyone is in town. Cori and her husband are in town from Dallas and Tomi is home for winter break. My mom prepared dough and we all stuffed our own stromboli. It was a lot of fun!! Before having dinner at my parents house, Jon and I dropped off gifts to the 72 year old man from our church who lost his home in a fire and then another fire victim family. I want to dedicate a whole post to our experience sometime soon, it was quite moving for us.


Making stromboli


Wrapping gifts

Tonight we are continuing our 3rd year of dinner and bowling with the family. I am usually the one to volunteer to sit out if the teams are uneven, it is more of a social thing for me! Tomorrow Jon and I are hosting Christmas Eve lunch before we go to the Christmas production at our church. If you are looking for a church for Christmas, check out ours!! Gateway Community Church is putting on 7 performances of "Once Upon a Christmas". Last year it was kind of like Cirque de Soleil, so cool! 

Here are some scenes from Christmas, thus far.


Our tree

Homemade ornaments
 (2 wooden H's covered in burlap and jute, our wedding invitation curled up into a glass ornament and then mine, Jon and Ernie's handprints on scrapbook paper. My mom used to do this when we were young and I want to do it every year now that we have a little family)

Ernie visiting Santa

My company Christmas party on Wednesday



Merry Christmas and blessings!

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21










16 comments:

Faith said...

lovely pictures!

have a Blessed Christmas!

Amanda said...

Merry, merry Christmas! I hope you, Jon and Ernie have a wonderful Christmas, Ruthie! Lots of love!

Carolyn said...

Great Christmas decorations! :)

Enjoy all this time with your family!

Merry Christmas!

Amira said...

Those H ornaments are adorable!! Merry Christmas Ruthie!

Xo,
Amira

Meredith said...

Love the homemade ornaments...you are so crafty. I think my family needs to take on the Christmas bowling tradition...that sounds like a blast! Merry Christmas sweet Ruthie :)

denise* paper angels said...

wow! i love the lovely decorations, and lovely stripey outfits :) wishing you the merriest of christmasses! xx

kaity said...

oh my goodness, that first photo of Ernie is just precious! I love the little Santa beard. :]

Mason's Mama said...

You are the cutest, Ruthie Hart! Merry Christmas to you, Jon and Ernie!!!

Allison said...

Your dog is hilarious. Merry Christmas!

Lovelyladyjb said...

Merry Christmas, I love the touch of the quote from the Bible! :)

Erin said...

Stromboli making! What a fun night! :) Your tree is amazing...the colors are a lot like mine! Sharing my tree tomorrow! :) I love the handmade ornaments...they seriously look store bought they are so good!!! Christmas Etsy shop anyone?! he he! Love your pics and love you! :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You guys are so adorable! Merry Christmas Ruthie, Jon and Ernie!

Amanda C. said...

Ha ha, Ernie with a beard is too cute! Merry Christmas.

Claire-Christine said...

Ruthie your hair looks AMAZING! What did you do to it? You are gorgeous!

Heather said...

looks like so much fun!!!! :) i love the fingerprints ornament-- great idea!!! ernie just cracks me up!! so adorable xo

Adrienne said...

Love the ornaments and the sharing with people less fortunate. Merry Christmas!

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