Our Christmas Story

Where should I start?  It's really hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already!  We had a truly amazing Christmas this year, filled with lots of love, laughter, and memories to last us a lifetime!

On Christmas Eve, we did a little last minute shopping then spent most of the day with my parents, helping then cook and bake and just enjoying each other's company.  Later in the day we headed to my in-laws house for Christmas Eve dinner.  I absolutely LOVE Christmas Eve.  To add to the excitement of the day, mother nature didn't disappoint by giving us a WHITE Christmas.  It was absolutely PERFECT.

My mother-in-law always outdoes herself with all the amazing food she cooks!  I should have worn something with an elastic waistband!  We were all stuffed.  Evie spent most of her time running around looking at the beautiful ornaments on the Christmas tree and twirling around in her pretty red Christmas dress. :)

Evie and her cousins all had a blast playing and running around, until it was time for all the kids to get tucked snug in their beds...while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. ;)

While Evie was sound asleep, mom and dad got to play Santa and assemble her gift - a play kitchen!  After a few hours (and a few glasses of wine for me and beer for the hubster) the kitchen was complete!  I couldn't wait for Evie to wake up so she could see what Santa brought her!!!

On Christmas morning, little Miss Evie woke up at her usual 7am.  We headed downstairs and immediately told her that today was the day that Santa came!  I don't really know if she understood, but we led her down to the basement where we had our second Christmas tree up and she immediately ran for the kitchen!  It made my heart melt to see her so excited.  There really is nothing more amazing and magical than seeing a little child's face light up on Christmas morning!!  After she opened up a few more gifts, we headed upstairs for a fun Santa pancake breakfast and to get ready for Christmas Day mass at church. 

We spent the remainder of our day with family and later watching a Christmas Story on TV.  I am so happy that we were able to capture so many great pictures and video of our Christmas.  Last year was definitely great since it was Evie's first Christmas, but this one was even better since she is older!  I wouldn't trade the experience for the world.  This truly is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

I hope everyone had a Christmas that was merry and bright and filled with lots of love and great memories!  Now we look forward to the new year and all the new and fun experiences that await us!!  :)

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