Christmas 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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.


  1. What a wonderful Christmas! And beautiful photos :). We have and love the IKEA kitchen... One of my favorite gifts ever for Noah! It's always the first thing kids play with when they come over too, no matter the age or gender!

  2. They always seem so sweet! Everything looked just perfect!

  3. Sounds like the very best Christmas!!! I swear I love each one more and more. This Christmas Mason finally "got it" and it made it that much more fun! And this year, for you guys, with two who can open presents. It must have been totally different than last Christmas, even though Harper was here for that one too, because she could experience the wonder and joy! Love it!!

  4. You got such lovely pictures!!! I only took 4, but it was such a relaxing Christmas, I really can't complain ;) Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

  5. So both of our kids had the exact same Christmas jammies! How funny. Great minds! Love all of the pictures. Looking like such a fun holiday. We had no snow since it was 74 degrees here on Christmas, but I enjoy living through you. :)

  6. Love love love!!! Such great photos and such a happy holiday! Love everything about this!

  7. Looks and sounds like a great Christmas! Great photos. Happy 2016!

  8. " she looks like a princess"... Adorable! What a lovely Christmas!