Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas 2013

I am so behind in posting, but we had such a wonderful Christmas that I do not want to forget it! We put our tree up the week before Thanksgiving because I was in major need of some Christmas cheer. I enjoyed every minute the tree was up, but have since taken everything down to the dismay of my 2-year-old. I am glad to have the space back, but look forward to next year already!
 We had great friends come and visit. Aaron reading N 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear'.

 Alabama weather is CRAZY! I saw an e-card today that said "A place where you can get sunburned one day and frostbit the next." This picture above was a few days before Christmas and we were making sure our 'tornado helmets' fit as we prepared for the bad weather. Thankfully it was just a loud windy storm for us.
 Getting ready to go to Christmas Eve Service.

 After Santa came! 

 We did DIY stockings this year. Maybe one day we'll have the cute matching monogrammed ones :), but in the meantime these were great. LB LOVED this bell. It was huge so it wasn't a choking hazard.

Some Christmas decorations that Ben's mom gave to us this year so we could decorate for the 2 Christmas celebrations I signed us up to host. Lol! Ben thought I was crazy, but it is easier to host it so I can put LB to bed instead of trying to visit with people with an 8-month old WAAAY past her bedtime.  I loved this DIY printable next the the angel. Just search Christmas Printable on Pinterest. There are a ton!

But this one is my FAVORITE!!! I think Elf is my favorite movie year round. 

 Not a great pic, but this is our tree and presents (after Ben's mom came and delivered her items under our tree too).
 LB found herself a present Christmas morning! (I have no idea what that spot is on her head.)

 Going after the presents! I don't do Christmas chaos... we take turns open presents and make it last. It took us over an hour to open presents and I loved every second.
 This one cracks me up because LB grabbed those puffs and flipped it upside down before I could even realize it, but it was caught on camera which made it all okay... plus entertained her and our dog the rest of the present opening. 

 LB and Ben's mom's fiance. Papa Raymond

 N still thinks both Scout and Violet are his. 

 We traveled to Florida to visit family the day after Christmas and had a WONDERFUL visit.

 LB and her pop-pop (my dad)
It was an amazing Christmas season! We were able to celebrate Jesus' birthday, N sang Happy Birthday to Jesus at least 200 times. I loved every minute of it. I am so thankful to be able to spend it with so much family and have 2 weeks off to be able to travel to see everyone.

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