Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Presents Are Up!

We had a great Christmas. We only took a few pictures during our whole trip. I can't believe all the photo opps I missed. Ah well, I've got great memories.
Here's a picture of the Passey Christmas morning tradition. I've heard all about it and it was so fun to be a part of. Before any one can go down and see stockings, everyone lines up at the top of the stairs. The youngest are in front and we arranged ourselves by age with the oldest in the back. Now, I am the oldest of ALL the siblings, but I pulled the mother card and got to stay in front to help Elli down the stairs. We waited there until Grandma or Grandpa rang the bell then we all filed down to the family room to check out our stockings and open presents. So fun!

We got a few presents to hang on our walls. I got them all hung up yesterday and this morning. I'm very impressed since we have other pictures that have been waiting since we moved in to be hung! And as you can see, we still have a few empty frames that I need to print pictures and fill.
Claire gave us the picture at the very top. It's a collection of architectural details that together spell PASSEY. I think it's a great addition to our family picture wall.
Mom and Dad Passey gave us the FHE assignment board. We're doubling up on assignments for now. We may or may not end up with enough children to divvy out all the assignments :) So far in 2010 we are 100% with doing FHE weekly. Man, that feels good!

This picture cropped funny so excuse the great white space above! Mom Passey sewed pillows for our bed when we moved out here. For Christmas she made matching window coverings and framed some of the fabric. Our room looks a little more designed now. It's look totally professional if it weren't for the piles of laundry that need folding!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. I'm looking forward to 2010!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Giveaway and a New Button

There's another album we're giving away over at Because Babies Grow Up. Sammi liked this one, as well as Brent. I think it's clever and catchy. Come enter for your chance to win it!

Also, I finally have an updated button for the new look that Brent helped me put together at Because Babies Grow Up. He got it done just before school started. He's my hero, as always...