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Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas 2015

As is the case every year, we looked forward to Christmas with great anticipation and before we knew it, the day had come and gone. We made the haul up to Dallas to spend a few days with my family and then came back to town for a brief belated celebration with Brian's family. Now all 4 of us are taking this week off (minus 1 day of work for Brian) to rest, recover, prepare for a new year, and get a one week break from paying for daycare :)

Of course I have plenty of pictures to share, but I'll spare you too many surrounding details and recap everyone's favorite parts about Christmas 2015:

Colby's favorites were playing at the park, hanging out with Davis, not napping, and checking out all of his new toys/some of his new clothes from Santa and the extended family...




Clara's favorites were running around with Avery, pretending not to enjoy all the attention from family, the live nativity (aka: petting zoo) at church, and the new underwear Santa brought her...



She was so excited that she immediately put on two pairs... on top of her diaper.

The twins' mutual favorites were, of course, preparing for Santa's arrival and opening presents from everyone. (Lest you think we haven't impressed upon the twins the real "reason for the season," you should know that after Pop Pop finished reading the grandkids The Night Before Christmas, Colby exclaimed, "I want Jesus!" There will apparently be no commercializing Christmas on his watch.)





Mommy's and Daddy's (ok, mostly Mommy's and by default, Daddy's) favorites were spending time with family, watching the twins play with their cousins, and once again having the opportunity to experience Christmas through the eyes of children. OK, and eating. Lots of lots and eating.






Hope your Christmases were equally merry and bright!

6 comments:

Erika said...

Aww love it!! Excellent way to recap, too! I love the twins' button-down-looking jammies (can't tell if they ACTUALLY button down, but they have that style)! And way to go, Colby, for remembering the reason for the season...be sure to remind all the heathen adults!! ;)

the blogivers said...

Hope you and your awesome extended family had a merry Christmas!

Brittnie said...

I love the pic of the kids eagerly waiting behind the baby gate to see their Santa loot! Cuties!! And I am a little jealous that all of you are off together this whole week. Brandon has to work all week (boo . . . Poor me. :)

Emily said...

Very cute recap! I love Clara's underwear enthusiasm. Hopefully that enthusiasm carries over into not wanting to soil them. :)

Brittany said...

Great recap! Looks like such a fun week! I love how excited Clara is about her panties! :) Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

Natasha said...

My favourite is that second last picture of Clara and Colby laughing! It's great!

I'm glad you all had a good Christmas.