Baby’s First Christmas, Part 2

By ben  

Lots more photos here!

Happy New Year!  If the past week is any indication, 2011 is going to be an eventful year for us.  Here’s the highlights of our holiday gatherings:

Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Jenelle, Eliana, and I went to the airport to pick up Jenelle’s parents, who flew in from Oregon.  We parked the car so that we could see Dave & Pam the moment they got past the security checkpoint.  This was Dave’s first opportunity to meet Eliana, and he was quite thrilled.  Eliana must also have been excited, as she had a “present” of her own to share.  Babies have incredible timing.  We spent the rest of the day at home relaxing.  We opened a few presents, but the big party was a few days later.

December 27: We spent most of the day planning and preparing for the big gathering that would happen the next day.  Andrew, Holly, Ella, and Lily came over in the evening for a short visit.  They all enjoyed meeting and holding Eliana.  I got at least one picture of each of them.

December 28: This was the big gathering with Jenelle’s parents, my parents, Andrew, Holly, Ella, Lily, and Kellan.  We had a wonderful time opening presents, which were plentiful.  We followed that up with a tasty Christmas dinner — thanks to Pam for all her hard work on that.

December 31: I took Dave & Pam to the airport in the early morning hours.  It was sad to see them go, but we were very thankful for the time they got to spend with us.  Our New Year’s Eve was not as exciting as in some years past, but we enjoyed the time to ourselves.  It was nice to have a break from all the family excitement.

Just in case you missed the photo album link above, here it is one more time.  Christmas photos with Ben, Jenelle, and Eliana (mostly Eliana).


One Comment

  1. Pat
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Oh Benj, these photos are terrific. What a wonderful celebration at your home with all of the family!

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