Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hanging of the Greens

Since I was young and we first came to our church in 1989, I have always looked forward to the Hanging of the Greens. It's a great way to kick off the Christmas season by decorating the church to some of our favorite Christmas songs. We didn't make it last year. I know that I have to take it slowly with my grief but I really wanted us to resume one of our favorite Christmas traditions. We first hung the greens outside at our home that afternoon and, Sunday evening, dressed the boys in Christmas attire for our beloved service!

We attempted a few pictures in front of the tree before we left...thanks for the wonderful idea to take the boys' picture with Annabelle's ornament, Rhonda! (She has several so we went with the one we thought would show up best.) I think Luke was seeing stars from all the flashes by now...


After the service, we wante to be sure to get a picture with Grandaddy since he had on red, too!


Some pictures of our greens...




Then, we got the boys dressed in their newest matching jammies that Wyatt just had to have. (Thank you, Grandaddy!) Wyatt loves the footed fleece jammies...I guess I would, too! They look so comfy! I had found matching moose jammies and matching rocket jammies...which one do you think Wyatt chose? Rockets, of course!

I get a kick out of Luke's expression in this one...



These two are going to be a mess one day!





11 comments:

Evie's Story said...

Great pictures! Oh both your boys make me laugh with their 'poses'...too funny! It just cracks me up!
Kiss those cute baby cheeks for me - Luke is getting so big.
Bummed we're going to miss you on the 9th. You'll just have to come for Christmas tea some afternoon!

Melanie said...

Your boys are absolutely adorable. I love their expressions.

Miller Family said...

Ahh, great picks of your sweet boys. Our church does the Hanging of the Greens to kick off Advent as well. I wish I had a mantle to hang our greens and stockings. Yours look beautiful. Wishing you peace, love, joy and comfort during this CHRISTmas holiday!!

RHONDA said...

Rebecca,
I am so glad you were able to get a great pic with Annabelle's ornament.It is beautiful!! I love all the pics but that last one is very precious...those sweet lil faces just make me smile. I am glad you got to enjoy the hanging of the greens. I got to get some hanging of the greens going around here...Love ya girl..Have a Blessed day!!

Rhonda ~
www.lylefamily5.blogspot.com

The Johnson Family said...

Ok two things. One where did you get those stockings they are so cute.

Two you should use one of those condid shots of the boys as a christmas picture.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

So, so cute! Luke looks like he fits perfectly inside of Wyatt's arms! And seriously, will I EVER NOT cry when I read a post! I loved the mantel with the pictures of all three babies... so sweet!

Anonymous said...

It did my heart good to visit your blog today and see these happy pictures. What a beautiful family.
Hugs,
Linda Smith (Lindsay's grandma)

The Chavis Family said...

We enjoy the service every year too. :) Merry Christmas!! Love the pictures...

Rebecca said...

HAHAAHA!!! I love the pic of Wyatt with his hand up, what a nut!!! They are precious, precious boys!

Ashlee said...

Rebecca,
I'm just catching up on reading your blog, and I love all the pictures!! I also completely understand your struggles lately, as I've been experiencing the same thing. I know we'll talk about it all soon! I love seeing your boys together, and yes, they will totally be a mess some day!! Probably sooner than you think :) I love all your stockings and decorations. It looks great! Can't wait to talk to you soon!

Love you,
Ashlee

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, the pics are so cute of the boys. I can't believe how big Mr. Luke is already. May God bless you all as we wait for the arrival of the Christ Child.

Merry Christmas! xxxooo Love, Jan

PS can't remember my password LOL
So I will post anonymously