I just love Christmas with my family.  It really gives me such great joy to give my children joy with gifts.  We don’t try to make gifts the emphasis of Christmas, but I still do enjoy giving my kids things.  🙂

Before they came downstairs, I took some pictures of our decor and gifts.

Our lighted mantle and the stockings, stuffed...

Some floor shots of the stockings… b/c I was trying to be all cool w/ the camera (hahaha):

I couldn't really get the lighting right... but these are the boys' stockings.


The ornament that Sanae my Sanae made me ❤

When I was finally done pretending to be a photographer, I decided to go ahead and let the kiddos come downstairs:

And I’m going to end this part with the kids beginning to dig into their stockings: