Our Christmas

Another Christmas has come and gone. We spend month(s) anticipating, shopping, decorating, & getting ready for it and then just like that it's over! It seems like for all the work that goes into it, it should last for at least a week, don't you think?!

We had our usual Christmas Eve with Josh's family and then Christmas morning PJ breakfast with them... and a visit to my mom's thrown in there somewhere!

This was our only Christmas family picture, but it happens to be my favorite picture from the whole entire holiday celebration:

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Now let's have a closer look:

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LOLOLOL what is Lola doing?! It's like a cross between a monster face and the winky-face, open-mouth smile because she LOVES Christmas! Whatever it is, it made me literally LOL when I saw it.

Anyway.

Christmas Eve
We had all the traditions -

1) We had Josh's family over for dinner -- shrimp, Chick Fil A nuggets, and Wick's pizza (not pictured).

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 Not "the traditional" holiday dinner, but traditional for us. And delicious.

2 & 3) We watched A Christmas Story and opened presents!

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I know you can't tell, but my wrapping paper had Boston Terriers on it ;)

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Gage looks SO big to me here! I'm used to him being 4... when did he grow up?!?
Oh, and, ANGRY BIRDS.

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"Love is what's in the room with you on Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

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He gave me a bow :)

Christmas Morning
2nd annual Christmas pajama breakfast!

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Afterwards we headed to my mom's to exchange gifts with her. Her favorite was a framed print of this picture that Josh took of Axul one day while we were out shopping:

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I love all these Boston Terriers in the family! :D

We missed Joe, Mandy, Avery, & Amelia this year... Mandy was in the hospital on Christmas Eve with pneumonia... we're sad they couldn't join us but at least she was released in time to spend Christmas with her family (Amelia's first Christmas!!!)

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well!


2012 re-cap coming soon :)