Christmas Eve in Portugal!

Mom and Terry arrived safely and on time Saturday. We’ve had a great few days!

Today, whether you know it or not, is Christmas Eve!! We’ve been last minute Christmas shopping, threw in a bowling game, decorated our new store bought Christmas tree and celebrated 3 birthday’s. Tonight we enjoyed a Chili and grilled cheese supper in the den with a family movie and the Christmas tree lights. Now, all the kids are tucked in and have threaten to awake very early in the morning. So I need to get some sleep too….tomorrows Christmas…at least for us and Mimi and Paw Paw it is.

Waiting at the airport….

They’re finally here!

Birthday Party


Hanging the lights on the tree.


The kids decorating it.







Bowling..on Christmas Eve!

Trinity after her first strike!



  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    Adorable pictures of your children! Are you going to leave the tree up until Dec. 25th?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01315274338937631860 Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi)

    It all looks wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15428439522061785133 june

    Looks like the best Christmas ever.Nina just wondering ….Is that Grandma’s jacket? She had one just like it.If it is I’m sure glad to see it again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    Nina, you look like Sarah Palin!

  • Butler

    Now i can’t wait for christmas so much fun,hope christmas day is good.

  • Butler

    Its me agsin, do y’all have heat or is just very cold there?
    all the pic’s everybody has on coats in the house.(just wondering)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06020464668223729326 Sandy Sellers

    Merry Christmas. Love ya

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11685930880024437696 Starla

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I blame you! After seeing your blog and thinking about the fact that I’m probably having a baby this week, I went and put up all my Christmas decorations yesterday. I BLAME YOU!!! Of course Todd doesn’t care and Raygan loves the lights, but now I have decorations for a whole two months 🙂
    I guess I’ll have to ask Thanksgiving to forgive me for by-passing it this year.
    Love you guys,
    Danielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    Christmas in Portugal was wonderful… yes Mom and Terry are home now but we had so much fun buying roller skates for Faith,Lib, and Trin.. of course Brooklyn got books and was in book-heaven. I think Brooklyn got 7 books and I bet she will have them all read within the week. It was a blast watching everyone bowl and the chili dinner up stairs was so good. Then Christmas morning was great watching the girls try to skate.. I think they did quite well… and Brooklyn sitting on the steps reading,…and Justice playing with toys. Then going to a Brizilian Resturant for lunch and on to the beach for a walk.
    I tell you one week is just not enough time. But we are thankful for the time we have and counting the days for another trip to Portugal!
    I love you all… Mimi

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