Friday, December 25, 2009

A WHITE Christmas Eve...In Texas!!

Hey Ya'll!!

Guess what?? It was 70 degrees and sunny here in the DFW area yesterday....and this was a pic of our home around 4:00pm Christmas Eve.....

SNOW!!!! And like a BLIZZARD....well, for Texas anyways! LOL! LOVE IT!!

And as I write on in this post....I want to thank my precious husband, Brant!! He took ALL the photos and thank goodness! I am always so busy.....I put the camera down and forget to take photos. So....our precious Daddy is in not 1 single pic tonight! I am so mad at myself~and to top that off, he has to work tomorrow, Christmas Day! Firefighters work their shift, holidays are not....bummer! We will make it up to him though!! Love you Daddy!

Here he is......

This is a pic from last week....but would you have known if I did not tell you??

Okay....back to the festivities!!

We always have everyone over at our home Christmas Eve.....

The dessert table was ready first....of coarse! Maddie's SMORES cookies in the middle were alot of work, but she was PROUD!

Reid went to Meagan's (GF) families for we waited for them to arrive.

They made it........

The kids waiting for everyone to finish they can open gifts! Go figure...

Reid and Meagan My BIG girl.....and her B-day is 2 days away!
My niece and nephew Hannah and Elijah

Mom and my sister.....twinkie sweaters! LOL....And they did not know they owned the same sweater!

The 3 of us....(Mom's eyes are closed....ha)

Kids+Snow= FUN!!

Maddie is so good with them!
My Mad...showing off her zebra!

Reid and Meagan
Let the presents begin....
My mother in law, Gail
Father in law, Tom
Me making sure Eli's new bat is not a deadly wasn't! LOL! It was rubbery soft!
Dad....always sportin' his Longhorn gear!
Reid opening his....Te Mato??? Inside joke between his Dad and hi.
Nice glasses.....Grandma always finds the neatest gifts. These were a HIT!
Meagan loves PARIS!
Reid got Maddie a new bag! He shopped all by himself this year. Good job Brother!!

What am I doing??

Zoe has had enough.....
Mom and Dad
Reid finally getting his real gift from Dad...and iPhone!!

Maddie getting her BIG gift from Daddy....

Snow Board Bindings....and ZEBRA!!!

My sister and her family decided to stay the night due to the bad I inherited 2 extra kids! Somehow the all ended up before bed jumping and wrestling on my bed! They LOVE to wrestle with Reid. bed!

We had a FUN evening with Brant's parents, my parents and my sister and her husband and kids. Unfotunately my brother and sister in law could not make it. My brother had back surgery 2 days ago and they were going to come, but decided due to the weather and driving condition he should stay in. They live a few hours away. So we are praying that he feels better and heals soon! I did not get any pictures....but SANTA always makes an appearance at The Rose Home every Christmas Eve! Brant did it for years.....SHHHH, but since are kids are older he has passed the torch on to my brother in law. So, this was his first time to "play" Santa....and it was a hit! We all pretend to hear Santa's sleigh bells and we all go outside to look and then WHAM....we see Santa in the house through the window putting gifts under the tree. Then we have to be very quiet so Santa doesn't hear us....and when he leaves we go back in the house and the kids are delighted to see gifts that Santa left for them!

They were soooooo CUTE!

We did Santa every year since Reid was 2 and we still do it!! It sure was COLD this year out there watching Santa though! Ha Ha.

We are blessed with a wonderful family and children!

We made sure we stopped before gifts for a few minutes and discussed with the kids (even though they know) what the true meaning and importance of Christmas is. Eli said "the manger" that! We also had a sign that said "Happy Birthday Jesus" on the dining table.

Luke 2:9-12
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”


  1. What wonderful family photos, thanks for sharing, it looks like you all had a wonderful evening of celebrating Jesus' birth.


  2. Looks like y'all had a fun Christmas! I love the ZEBRA snow board bindings! Too cute!

  3. Your dad is a smart man! Hook em Horns! I hope Texas kills Alabama next week!!