Christmas 2015. The best year yet.
This weekend, recovering after the crazy of Thursday and Friday, we are all sad to see this amazing holiday come to an end.. but I must admit I have loved watching the girls wake to their new things with just as much excitement as they had on Christmas morning.
On Christmas Eve we loaded the babes up, dressed in their best Christmas attire and headed to church for the afternoon service. The twins had their own class to attend and Baker sat with us- holding her daddy’s candle as we sang ‘O Holy Night’. After church, we headed out for our annual Christmas Eve window shopping and dinner with BB and Papa.
After dinner we came home to wear our new pajamas and fuzzy slippers, Christmas Mickey on the tv and sugar cookies for Santa baking in the oven. After serious discussions about Jesus’ birthday and whether Santa likes strawberry milk or not (..and he does. He likes it a lot..) we finally got the babes down for the night and Jordan and I got to work finishing up the final details for Christmas to be complete.
Being Santa is probably the coolest job, ever.
The girls got everything on their wish lists- including the Barbie house they spoke of the a month leading up to this day, and Elsa (and Anna) doll, princess shoes, and more.
stockings are from pottery barn:)
After we opened presents, we headed over to BB and Papa’s house for a Christmas breakfast and to spend the rest of the day.
My favorite moment of the entire day. Jolie and her daddy playing a tune with the harmonicas BB got the girls.
Another one for the books! We didn’t get out of our pajamas all day long, snacked on cookies, chocolate delight, and banana pudding in between cups of coffee and hot chocolate..there was honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and yeast rolls that sat on the counter and doubled in size for hours leading up to the dinner meal. All while wearing our slippers.. and totally failed at getting a family photo.
We left for home with full bellies, tired and exhausted from doing absolutely nothing all day- only to have the excitement of Christmas all over again when the twins walked into the living room.. still a complete mess from that morning.
So, I made some hot cocoa and we played Barbie dolls well past everyone’s bed time.
I loved everything about this day.
I hope you’re day was as Merry as ours!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.