12/27/15

Merry Christmas 2015



I'm so behind on posting Christmas that I'll have to back date it... HA! I've just really been enjoying this break and the new year and not having to edit anything. But I figured I need to do it before February hits haha. We had such a wonderful Christmas. Last year, Christmas was spent in airports and our long flight to NZ. So this year, we were thrilled to get back to our normal Christmas traditions.

We did Christmas with Josh's dad on the 23rd at his place. We ate, opened presents, and played way past bedtime. My kiddos love their grandadaddy and playing at his house. Auntie Ashleigh may be their favorite though:)

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Christmas Eve morning selfie:



Christmas Eve we spend with Josh's mom and his sister. I love that we don't eat tradition Christmas food. We started eating Fish Tacos a few years back and I always look forward to it! Our kiddos were spoiled with gifts. I think we opened each one and made a giant mess of toys.
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Thanks to a self timer with a 3 second delay for this hilarious family photo!
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littlest one opening her gifts...
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I think she was pleased...

C and Aunt Erin reading books. This is soooo them!
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So thankful for an Auntie who gives us so many books. My kids love them and I love that they love them so much!
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She LOVES this little walker toy!
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And her doll...
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We got home late and let the kiddos sleep in the same room- a tradition I had growing up. They both loved it and went to bed fairly easy considering. Josh and I stayed up setting C's train table up. We were so anxious to see his reaction. I wish I could get the video to upload here, but blogger is being weird. Anways, he was in pure shock Christmas morning....

 late night train prep....

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Willow's favorite gift was Mudgy being there!
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Opening Stockings...
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PRESENTSSSS
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I was so surprised when Husband got me a Polaroid camera!!
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After gifts we played with the new toys and enjoyed some cinnamon rolls. We chilled at the house for a little bit and then went to my parents.


 

Willow is wearing my old dress. My sister Audrey bought her daughter, Jovie, one that is very similar and we were determined to get a cute pic of the two of them together... Willow had other plans.

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Sweet Judah Bug
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 little man just couldn't hang anymore...



So thankful for my crazy, loud, wonderful family. We loved getting together with our families and exchanging gifts. But I would be lying if I said they were my favorite part of Christmas. Because my favorite part of our entire Christmas was waking up early Christmas morning and having my quiet time by the tree lights. I read the Advent story and just praised God for sending his Son to come and save us all. He is the true reason for Christmas and He alone deserves all the Glory. It was the sweetest Advent season and Christmas for me. I'm so blessed and thankful for all the Lord has done in my life and my families lives this year. Praise be to Him!

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