Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tender Tennessee Christmas

My favorite Christmas album always has been and always will be Amy Grant's Tender Tennessee Christmas. I have been listening to this song each Christmas for as long as I can remember. I was so excited when we moved to Tennessee and I realized I would have my own Tender Tennessee Christmas. And thanks to my sister Kashann and her family who made the 12 hour drive from Buffalo, NY to spend Christmas with us, it was everything we hoped our first Christmas in Tennessee would be.

Laura of course was too young to appreciate the magic of presents and so it was fun to have excited kids around on Christmas. We had a slumber party upstairs on Christmas Eve with sleeping bags on the floor. At 2:30 am, everyone woke up thinking it was morning already and I had to stumble downstairs to find a clock and then tell everyone to go back to sleep- Santa hadn't come yet.

We spent Christmas day eating a delicious Turkey dinner, thanks to my sister Kashann (you would think that after driving 12 hours to someone else's house you wouldn't have to do the cooking, too) and making dolls with my neices. What better way to spend Christmas than doing my two favorite things: eating and crafting.

Other highlights include playing the wii, (Peter is still mad I beat him and insists his side of the mat was broken) searching for Brent's dream house, listening to Caroline entertain us with her made up songs, and having 3 neices who took care of my baby all weekend.

Thanks, Casper family, for sharing our Tender Tennessee Christmas with us! We miss you and are hoping that Brent's dream house will be built somewhere close to Nashville.


Kennon said...

Thanks for an awesome time, and for sleeping on the floor the entire time so we could be comfortable in your bed!

Marcus got up this morning and asked for his "tractor shirt" I said who made it, and he said, "Uncle Peter!"

We love the gifts, even if Peter gets the credit.

StevenKatie said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Laura sure is cute!

Angela and Enrique said...

I think Laura was thrilled abouth the pajamas.

JoAnn said...

What a fun TN Christmas. Thanks for sharing the cute video of Laura and Peter opening the present. Did Peter make the pajamas?
So glad I followed the link to your craft page...amazing!!

Liz said...

Did Mom give Laura those little tights she's wearing in the video? I think Vea has the same ones. Cute!

Tania Gisele Flores said...

Su primer Navidad!! Que hermosa esta tu bebe y a tu esposo se lo ve muy contento con ella. Me encanta como los bebes cambian a nuestros esposos, los hace mas amorosos y sencibles. Me encanta!!
Tienen una hermosa bebe, los felicito.