Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas, from the Ervin family! 

This morning we began a **new** tradition for our family! 
We have each selected a series of ornaments that we want to collect, so each year we buy them for each other. Last year we just exchanged them on Christmas day, but that doesn't allow much time for them to be on display, so this year we decided to do the exchange on Christmas Eve morning. 
This was Eliyah's first experience with ribbon and wrapping paper, and boy was it fun! I wrapped her's and Mike's in comics from the Sunday paper and it was really easy for her to tear off, which was great! Here are a few pictures of our morning.

 Eliyah's series is "Angels from Around the World"
This year happened to be Ireland which is a place Mike and I both visited. Actually, while Mike was spending a summer there, he felt God leading him to pursue a relationship with me...and the rest is history. It was really special to us that this was the first ornament in the series for our daughter because Ireland is, obviously, a special place in both our hearts.

 Mike got the GM Corvette, and mine is "Season's Treatings" which is always a baking theme!
We had a great time exchanging this morning and now we're relaxing a bit before getting ready to host our 2nd annual Christmas Eve gathering with close friends and family prior to heading to the candlelight service at church.

May you, and your family, enjoy a peaceful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! 

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