Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Christmas Story

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We went to my parents in North Little Rock and had so much fun seeing all our family. On Saturday Aiden and I went over to Erin's house to have lunch. Lauren and Amber came over too, but I didn't get any pictures with Amber because she came late. I hope you're ready for a long post because I've got lots to share....

Aiden hanging out on Erin's couch.

Erin & Aiden

Aiden & Lauren

Lauren making Aiden laugh

Me and Aiden in front of Erin's beautiful tree

Aiden worn out. Thanks to Lauren we had a swing at my parents house. It's hard to travel 5 hours and bring everything! Aiden appreciated you letting him borrow the swing. I probably appreciated it more though!

That evening we went over to some friends house. This is my nephew Carter holding Aiden. He kept saying, "This is my brand new cousin!" He was so proud of him.

Carter dancing for us! He's always so entertaining.

My sister Jill and Aiden

Mimi and her two grandsons. My mom was feeding Aiden and Carter came over and asked, "Is there room up there for me, too?" So he hoped up there with my mom while she was feeding him. So precious!

My dad "Papa John" and Aiden watching tv

I know this picture is bad, but Carter took this and I thought Aiden's face was so cute in it.

My brother-in-law Yancey was making Aiden laugh all weekend. It was so cute.

Aiden passed out on Yancey.

Carter loved on Aiden all weekend. He kept asking me, "Is Aiden happy to see me?" Yes, he is Carter. He couldn't quit talking about it.

Christmas Morning!

Aiden was so excited...

Aiden received his first Arkansas sweatshirt from his great grandmother and grandfather

He got some books....

He even received his first cashmere sweater from one of J's bosses. Somethings not right about that. Momma doesn't even have a cashmere sweater!

Aiden was passed out on the way home from all the excitement!

Let me just say the card ride was loads of fun. Two dogs and a baby....can we say Packed in like sardines!!! Because that's what we were.

Boo (a.k.a The Princess) rode in the front seat while Jonathan drove....

Hercules and I were stuck in the back seat

And he slept on MY pillow the whole time.

"Can you stop taking my picture?!?! Can't you see I'm trying to sleep!"

We had SOOOOOO much fun with my family. I just realized that we didn't get any pictures with my sister Kristy and her husband Paul. Maybe I'll get her to email me some pictures so I can get them on the blog.
I can not thank everyone enough for all they did for us. Aiden was definitely spoiled for his first Christmas. He received so many clothes and toys. Just this morning I was washing some of his clothes he received and the washing machine was packed with just his clothes. I thanked God because we are truly so blessed. This Christmas was so special having Aiden here. He has truly been the best present I could ever ask for. I feel so blessed to have a healthy & happy baby, a wonderful husband, two of the cutest dogs in the world, and a terrific family that loves and supports us.
Jonathan's parents come in today from Guatemala. We are so excited. The rest of his family come in this weekend so we will be doing our Christmas with them then. More pictures to follow of the Carothers Christmas. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours!


The Walkers said...

Merry Christmas and what a sweet blog with tons of great pictures- especially the one of my huge mouth making Aiden laugh- can we say "crop" please? I know your mom and dad were in heaven having everyone home for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend with Jonathon's family!

julia said...

I love this long post! Every picture made me smile, Aiden just has that effect on people, doesn't he?? I'm so glad ya'll had such a wonderful time.

Jeremy and Melissa said...

Oh, Julie, Merry Christmas! I love the post and the pictures. I know that it's so busy when you guys are in town, but next time you're in NLR, I'd love to try to get Jackson and Aiden together for just a bit. Enjoy your weekend with Jonathon's family and post those pictures soon!

Corbin said...

I will need all your tips on traveling with a baby and a dogs!!! But it looks like y'all survived!!! So glad you all had a great first Christmas with Aiden!!!

The Eisele Family said...

So sorry we missed you while you were in town. I'm glad you all had a wonderful trip. I know everyone loved seeing Aidan, and you all too.

erin elizabeth said...

I loved seeing Aiden over Christmas!!! Thanks for bringing him over!

Beth said...

Hi, Julie! It's Beth Gray (from EEE and NLR). I'm so glad to see that you are doing well! Aiden is so cute!

BTW, I love the Kissing Santa shirt in the previous post!! That made me laugh out loud!!

Beth Gray