This year was our first year spent at home for Christmas in a long time. Uncle David, My parents, Grandpa Walt, and Aunt Debbie traveled here to visit.
I was glad we stayed home this year because as calm as you think it's going to be...it never is.
Here's a re-cap:
A little house decorating:
crafts/party favors/ gum drop sorting
hot cocoa cones and wrapped cabinets
Living Nativity at Horizon
Christmas outfit #1 on Sunday before Christmas
Met up with Grandpa, Grandma and Grandpa Walt downtown for a trainride.
small popcorn for Diego
Our best family photo at Christmas Eve service
Me and Mags
Maggie before her neck ache from over sized flower
Our stockings finally done, but not stuffed because I misplaced bag of stocking stuffer goodies!
Our tree at 1am Christmas morning
opening first gifts Christmas morning ( Maggie slept till almost 10am)
Trying new gear on
Job Shaving with new bath shaving kit
Maggie, Diego and I day after Christmas trying out new bike seats
...I know, not safe, but what are my options?
Steve and Job
Job on his new scooter
Job and Uncle David skateboarding at beach on day ater Christmas
Diego's new ball and net
Job's new painting easle
Then we went to a post Christmas-Christmas Party with some friends on the 27th.
Diego sipping Martenellis with Shannon
Brian bringing Maggie and Abby down from their mini slumber party upstairs ( we tried to put them to sleep together...didn't work)
Our Fam in front of one of the 4 trees at the party. It was the best decorated party of the year, tons of lights(all on sale after the 25th) and 4 trees!(they are free after Christmas!)
We had a great Christmas!
To see Job's face light up when he saw he actor playing the angel at the living nativity made my day! To watch Diego kick that ball into the net 50 times with a huge smile was awesome. To see Maggie all dressed up for her first Christmas was so cute! To see Steve glare at me for buying him superman pajama pants was worth it! And to celebrate Christ's birth with my family was a blessing!
And a Christmas is not complete without an Elf video!