Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Blue Jeans Week 52

Lots and lots of pictures in this post.  Last week was a great one!  I officially am the mother of an 18 year old.  Crazy!  When did that happen?  We had some great friends visit before Christmas and then had a wonderful Christmas Eve and a very relaxed Christmas day.  Love it!  Take a look at our week...
Ben and I actually do play the piano but with 4 kids who also play, it is a rare thing to get the piano unoccupied.  We have an easy Christmas duet book we like to play from when we have a minute or two.  

Had some great friends come and visit for a day earlier last week.  It was fun to see them and visit.

And this amazing girl is now 18.  This is her before picture on her birthday.  As one of her gifts I got her an appointment to get her hair cut.
And this is the after--so cute!  Love the layers.  She looks so much more grown up!

And her birthday cake was really just 5 different kinds of ice cream.  Yum!  
Early during the day on Christmas Eve my kids practicing their music for our Christmas Eve night.  Love it how the music fills the house!

The kids enjoying the food Christmas Eve

And the kids' song became extra special because our friends brought their violins and we actually had an orchestra play for us on Christmas Eve!  Awesome!!!
Our Nativity re-enactment on Christmas--the Angel telling the shepards about the baby.
And the wise men coming to see the Christ child.

The kids on Christmas Eve with their new PJ's.

Christmas morning!!!
Mr J's favorite present :)

Sibling gifts are always a big deal!  They are so excited to have each other open the gifts they got for them!

Miss A favorite gift--getting ready for the college thing--laptop here we come

Miss E excited about her mini basketball hoop to put in her room.
And Miss O loving her new headphones.
but probably Miss O's favorite gift was her new (to her) car!  A 1992 Oldsmobile 98 with 88,000 miles on it.  Pretty awesome :)  She loves it!

So we must have been good because Santa found us and left us some good stuff!  But we so enjoyed the season and being with family and just relaxing!  So grateful to have this next week off too!  

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!


  1. Looks like a fabulous Christmas week. I love that your kids all play a different instrument and that you and Ben play piano together. Too cute! Happy 18 to Miss A!! That's a big one. Tyler will be away at college when he turns 18 which is sad for me. Layers look great on Miss A -- cute haircut. Love the car too. Super cool. Have fun ringing in the new year with your clan.

  2. That's so cool that y'all got serenaded on Christmas Eve.
    I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful Christmas.
    Miss A's haircut w/ the layers is super cute.
    Can't wait to see your New Year's pics. :)