Thursday, January 7, 2016

Christmas 2015

I can't think of a more special time of year than Christmas.  I love shopping for the perfect gift, I love baking with the boys, decorating, listening to Christmas music, you name it.  I love it all.
This year was even more special as I have recently left my 8-5 and am self-employed as a Realtor.  That has allowed me greater flexibility and more time with my loved ones.  The boys and I even caught a mid afternoon movie on the 23rd.  It was bliss.

For the second year in a row, we spent the holiday at our cabin, Knotty Pine Guest House.  We all get a little giddy about the thought of "going away," even though it's only 1/2 mile away.  We pack food, clothing and all the presents and make it a point not to return to our house for anything.  The boys love it!

Tradition has it that we head to my parents on Christmas Eve.  The kids have a blast and I'm sure prior to exchanging gifts they've already shared with each other what they got them.  This year there was a new baby in the family.  Baby Jett got passed around and I'm pretty sure got a thousand kisses.  We then head back to the cabin for the night and settled in for a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

 Why is it that boys wrestle so much.  We always joke and say what are we going to do when these 5 boys are all teenagers? 

Christmas morning was magical.  The boys woke early and peeked over the railing.  There faces and giddy smiles confirmed that Santa had arrived.
They were so quick to start diving into their presents I could barely snap photos fast enough.  It was all over in about 5 minutes and they quickly started planning what they were going to play with first.


Later that morning, Grandma Debbie and Great Grandma Barb came over.  We had a wonderful lunch and the boys got to open even more presents.  The rest of the day was spent lounging around, playing games and toys and enjoying a warm fire.

We are so thankful for this Christmas season.  We have health, happiness and each other and that's all we need.

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