Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Tidwells, Part One!

Well, the fun began at 4:55am this morning!! (It seems like every year is getting earlier and earlier!!!) The kids came into our room and said "We woke you up at 5am!!" We said, "No, it's 4:55!" And they said, "Oh yeah, Caedmon's watch is set 5 minutes ahead..." AAAAHHHHH...

We were up late as my amazing husband made cinnamon rolls for the entire orphanage for Christmas morning :)


At 4:55am, after pushing START on the coffee pot, our Christmas began with our last Advent devotion. Cason lit the Christ candle.

This was Cambree's year to put Baby Jesus in!

Then it was time for gifts!! Blu was a little confused here - he opened the accessories to a present that would come later!

A GoPro camera from me!! (More Rocky videos are in your near future...) :)

My husband is a little OCD about his fruit trees...he has 2 peach trees planted, a mango tree, and last week planted 20 more fruit trees right outside our fence! Santa brought him some fruit tree fertilizer in his stocking!!

Blu lusting after the Fat Max measuring tape that Caedmon & Cason got!

Caedmon's turn - a new book from The Kimbroughs!

This boy LOVES soccer!!

He was so surprised to find this shirt he wanted in his stocking. I'm telling you, my kids LOVE clothes!

His very own tool pouch filled with tools from Paw & B-Maw! Better hide that, Caedmon!

A Ninja turtle mask/sword!

A new church outfit from Mama Dee & Grandpa! He was SO excited because he's been wondering what to wear to Mulenga's wedding!

An awesome new watergun!

Cambree's turn!! She got this Brighton bracelet from Paw & B-Maw! She said, "B-Maw always gets me beautiful, special things!

A cross-stitch kit for my little sewer!

A new dress and matching doll dress from Mama Dee & Grandpa!

Barbie movies!

Her most favorite gift she has been asking for forever - a pair of overalls!!

A scrapbooking set from the Kimbroughs!

A full stocking!

A make your own ballerina theater kit!

Cason's turn! A Dr. Seuss book from the Kimbroughs!

He was so funny opening his stocking - he did a little dance with each thing he pulled out! :)

A tool pouch to match Caedmon's!

This was definitely his favorite gift!!

And a "church outfit" to match Caedmon! Like I said, these 3 LOVE clothes!!

My turn - organic dark chocolate from my man!

A cute new outfit from my awesome parents!!

A puzzle (and a new workout dvd!) from The Kimbroughs!

My husband bought me this adorable shirt from Foschini!!! I LOVE their clothes (there is one store in Lusaka) but it is WAY too expensive for me! He really surprised me!! :)

Caedmon bought me my favorite chocolate snack here in Zambia - chocolate covered hazelnuts!!
Thank you to our families/friends for thinking of us!! It is now 7:30am and the presents are put away, trash is dumped, and Blu will deliver his cinnamon rolls soon! We are headed to the church's Christmas service soon - more blogs to come later!

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