Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Month of Memories - December 28th

Today I am remembering 1st Christmases.  Well, I think it's safe to say that none of us actually remembers our first Christmas, but here is the photographic evidence of their occurrence.  Here is a picture of baby Philip, with the whole Hines family, in 1977. 

And mine, in 1980

And Caleb's, in 2003.  As I mentioned in a recent post, the most memorable thing for me about this Christmas was having strep throat.

And Joshua's, in 2005.  This Christmas was notable because it's the only one we've had "alone" since we've had kids.  We had been to NC in September and didn't want to go back down so soon, and the Hineses had other plans, so we were extended family-less.  We did have some other "alone" couples over that day for dessert, which was enjoyable, but mostly it was just us and the boys.

And, finally, Andrew's, in 2008.  We were with the Hineses this year.  It was unique in that some of Philip's other extended family joined us.  Andrew and Joshua were born two days apart in the same month, so in these pictures, they are exactly the same age.  Isn't it interesting to see the differences in their facial expressions.  Andrew has truly been "Mr. Smiles" since he was eight weeks old.  What a gift.

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