This year, I had the Christmas decorations packed away on December 26 before lunch. Carlee wasn't too happy about the tree coming down so soon.
|Packing away the Christmas Fun in about 10 boxes.|
When the dust settles, I really do miss Christmas. I sound like a grown up here, but I miss the time we stop and appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. A Christmas to count our blessings, enjoy our children, visit with family, and spend time with each other.
I really miss it.
|Santa is Coming! Santa is Coming!|
I was so excited I could barely sleep.
Connor woke up with He CAME! Santa CAME!
|New Hot Rod|
|Carlee slept in about 90 minutes longer than her brother. |
They had separate Christmas.
You can tell because my hair is washed and we are all dressed in her pictures. #snoozehead
Before we left to visit family we read the story about the birth of Jesus, out of a brand new book Carlee's Puggles teacher gave to her.
We are so blessed in Christ.
Who loves cousin O?
|Check out the big bag! What is it!?! What is it!?!|
|Oh boy, did Carlee really get into the gift unwrapping!!|
Now we need the SNOW!
|Some children are a bit more subdued when they open gifts,|
excitement. every. time.
|My Secret Santa: Operation Conservative Uncle|
|Yep, that is an Obama "Commemorative" Collectable Plate! |
I am so freaking hilarious.
|The next gift was an 1985 picture of Uncle G. at a NASCAR race. |
It was awesome featuring a mullet, chicken bone, and trucker hat.
The Sechrist brought the A Game in the gift giving this year!
We laughed for days at his picture.
|Every girl needs a good lipgloss in her color....|
(check out that 10.00 Musical Frozen shirt I splurged on!
The darn thing broke after 30 min. of pushing the button over and over and over again.
Lesson learned the hard way.)
|Cousin Boy O ended the Christmas festivities with us all breaking Christmas Crackers!|
|An awesome dad who skips a nap to play a new NFL board game with the son who woke him at 5am. |
(so far we have dodged the video game bullet)
|These boots were made for walking....baby.|
|Now we are totally set up for a tea party in the New Year. |
Join us, I just hope you like the color pink. :)