Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa Memories

Each year as I am pulling out box after box of Christmas decorations; one of my favorite treasures is my little santa frame. This is the frame that I would put the boys yearly Santa picture in. Sadly, the boys are too old now for that yearly trip to the mall for the big Santa visit- but I still unwrap and set up that frame each year and rotate pictures from years past.

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(*Warning: Lots and lots of Santa photos below!!) :)

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,

1991santa
(1991- Tyler age 6 weeks)

Lean your ear this way!

1992santa
(1992- Tyler age 1)

Don't you tell a single soul

1993(b)santa
(1993)

What I'm going to say:

1994santa
(1994)

Christmas Eve is coming soon;

1995santa
(1995- Tyler age 4, Jake age 8 months)

The picture above is one of my favorite Santa pictures- I just love the cute baby Jacob and the look of wonder and excitement on Tyler's face!

Now, you dear old man,

1996santa
(1996)
In the picture above Jake had been sick with an ear infection and you can see him rubbing his poor little ear.

Whisper what you'll bring to me,

1997santa
(1997- Tyler 6, Jake 2 1/2, Drew 6 weeks)
This picture is my all time, very favorite Christmas picture of the boys!

Tell me if you can.

1998santa

When the clock is striking twelve;

1999santa.a
(1999- ages 8, 4 1/2, and 2)
Drew was terrified of Santa this year- so the only way the picture was going to happen is if mom and dad got in the picture as well. :)

When I'm fast asleep,

2000santa
(2000)

With your pack you'll creep;

2001santa
(2001- ages 10, 6, and 4)

All the stocings you will find

2002santa
(2002)

Hanging in a row;

2003santa.b
(2003)

Mine will be the shortest one.

2004santa.b
(2004- ages 13, 9, 7)

You'll be sure to know.

2005santa-b
(2005)

Our last year of visiting Santa was 2006. I always thoguht it was so sweet how even as the boys got older they still went with to see Santa just to keep that dream alive for their younger brother.

2006santa-b

(2006)


Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
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4 comments:

Renee' said...

Oh how adorable, I remember jacobs first santa visit :) He was a week old :)

Catherine Anne said...

I love this post! The years go so fast!

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, those are soooo great! It's was so cool to see it GROW over the years from one child, to two, to three... and then when all five of you popped in, I was like WHOA! ha ha ha

Great memory trip photos.

Kristi said...

Oh I loved this post!!! We have the same precious photos that we display every year too.