This was the tree we decorated upstairs with all the ornaments my mom has bought me over the years.
The boys decorated this tree downstairs with ornaments my mom and her mom, their Great-Granny, gave them.
I know some people don't get into decorating trees...even stay away from them based on their belief of where they came from...but I love it. It was always a very special thing with my mom and Granny. Since my Granny has passed on, I look so forward to looking at the ornaments she gave us each year. She always made Christmas all about Jesus, and I know her faithfulness to share her faith with me influenced my finding Jesus for myself!
At our new church, the children's pastors really encourage the kids to bring their Bibles and look things up...which Tom and I are so happy about. So we got all three boys these really cool metal Bibles. We even found Alex a camouflage one. They loved them.
Here is one of the three of them together. They got all kinds of fun stuff!
Lots of cool clothes and guitar shirts...Christian necklaces and wristbands...
Alex got the Nintendo DS he wanted, and Trey said, "Okay, hand me mine!" We asked him how many DS's he thought we could afford a year, but he didn't buy it. He and Alex are so close in age that they get much of the same thing every time.
So, here he is with his...pretty excited!
Garrison's big gift wish was Guitar Praise, which my parents got for him. We also got him Ultimate Band for the Wii.
They are very blessed children in so many ways!