Oh Christmastime..!! It has been SUCH a wonderful season, filled with so much JOY, smiles, snuggles, wonderful food, and family time. Every year I proclaim to be my new 'favorite' and these children of ours continue to make each moment more magical than the next. I found myself on the verge of (happy) tears too many times to count as I watched these loves of mine experience all this blessed life of ours has to offer.
Christmas Eve day we spent with my in-laws; it was yummy, comfy, and fun!!
I never want to forget - when we were trying on Homegirl's dress for Christmas Eve Mass, T ran up and gave her a big hug and said, 'She looks like a princess!! And I'll be the king!!'
Melt my momma heart..!! Vanity aside, their love for each other, confidence, and imagination make me so proud.
Christmas morning was everything I dreamt it would be..!!
I was so excited, I was awake early and waiting for the kids to get up. Ha!!
We packed up and headed over 'the creek and through the plains', to Grandma (& Grandpa's) house for more wonderful family fun, memory making, and good times!!
It wasn't necessarily a snowy, winter-y Christmas, but it was COLD - so we braved it to 'blow the stink off us', (attempt to) make snow angels, soak up a little vitamin D, and feed the birds.
(I couldn't help but compare these outside pics, to last year's 'snow fun'; how much T's grown..!!)
I'm again overwhelmed with the blessings, love, and joy this year has brought us.
That's not to say it was an easy one, but we most definitely have more than enough to be thankful for.
With many exciting plans for the new year, I'm likely to anticipate, but will strive to participate in each special (and ordinary) moment.