Saturday, January 2, 2016

Our Christmas 2015

We had a wonderful Christmas this year, celebrating with both kids and with our families.  Rowen was beyond spoiled and Wyatt was his happy-go-lucky self watching all the festivities take place around him.  Like every year, the Holiday FLEW by...

I'm not one to normally like snow, but a white Christmas is always a plus.  In the days leading up to Christmas I didn't think we'd have any snow, but we were all pleasantly surprised when the big, white fluffy flakes started falling Christmas Eve morning!

We spent the morning watching Christmas movies and making cupcakes for Jesus' birthday, a tradition we plan to do each year {you can read more about those here}.

After lunch we piled into the car to head to my parents' house for church, dinner and presents!

It was a late night.  Santa happened to leave both kids a new pair of Christmas pajamas at Grandma and Grandpa's so we put those on the kids and headed home to layout cookies and milk for our Elf. I say Elf because Rowen was adamant that she did NOT want Santa in the house, she was quite concerned he would come into her room while she was sleeping --- I promised her he wouldn't and that our Elf, Lonnie would do all the work.  I told you she didn't like him, ha!

So, the "Elf" did as he was told...

Christmas morning did not go exactly as planned unfortunately.  Rowen woke up in a terrible mood (typical three year old lacking adequate sleep, I guess), and kept saying she didn't feel well.  She pretty much bypassed her presents that morning and headed straight for the cinnamon rolls Ryan had made. After eating she still wasn't her usual self so with the help of us she (Wyatt, too of course) opened her stocking and gifts.  Oh well...

A couple hours later we then headed to Ryan's parents' house.  Rowen fell asleep on the ride there and was in a much better mood when she woke up (thank goodness).  We spent the rest of the morning opening more gifts, eating lunch and just lounging!

The Tuesday after Christmas was our fourth an final celebration.  My family from out of state was in town so we all got together that evening for dinner and a small gift exchange!

That wraps up Christmas 2015 -  I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, too!

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