Friday, December 26, 2008

Smorstad Christmas 2008

Another wonderful Christmas has passed us by. In fact, I think this was the best Christmas I have had in my adult life. It was the perfect balance of time with family and the joy of seeing Christmas through a child's eyes. Ivy was so excited with every change and even has a new expression to capture her emotions. (I will have to get a picture of her "excited" face!)

Ivy got tons of fun presents that she has been very busy putting to good use. Some of her favorites are her new kitchen with play food and dishes, Elmo Live, Mr. Potato head, magna-doodle, toy vacuum, and two new babies and their stroller. She also has been busy watching Miss Patty Cake and the Cedarmont kids... if you don't know these folks you are missing out! Well, you may not be missing out but your child is! (Find them at the Christian bookstore!)

When Christmas is over it is always kind of bitter sweet. It seems like you look forward to the day for months on end and then... BOOM... it is gone. However, I am a little bit of a Scrooge toward the end. Don't kill me- but, the decor came down last night before I laid my head to the pillow. I know I am a little crazy but the clutter really starts to get to me! Christmas wrapping up also means the start of a new year. I am excited (and a little nervous) to see what the year 2009 brings, with Greg graduating this may be a lot of change for our family.

Enjoy the Christmas photos below!
Thank you, to my sweet hubs, for fancy-ing up my pictures :)

Clickety on the pictures to get a closer looky at Miss Ivy!


  1. She is so adorable! I'm glad Santa came to visit Miss Ivy and that she's enjoying her new toys!

    Kaylan got an Elmo Live from Santa, too! She sure loves it.

  2. It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! Isn't it so much better with a child of your own? You all look so cute in your pictures.

  3. Those are so cute! I wanted to take down our decorations but I also wanted Will to help me move furniture in a couple rooms so I chose my "battle." :) They're coming down today or tomorrow - we can be Scrooges together! I HATE the clutter after Chrismas!

  4. my tree is coming down today too! i haven't watered it in 2 days cuz i'm tired of looking at it!!! love it up till christmas is i want my house back:) so i guess i'm a scrooge too! amber


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