A Tale of 4 Christmases (part 1)

Holy exhaustion batman. What a whirlwind holiday week it has been. Normally our Christmas celebrations are a bit more spread out throughout the month, but for whatever reason the stars aligned for us to have all 4 of them within a 5 day span this year. I'm not sure when my house might look back to normal, but for now I don't really care.

As I mentioned in my last post, we switched up some of our traditions this year. Instead of doing Christmas with Josh's family on Christmas Eve and then having them back over on Christmas morning, we did our Christmas with them on Christmas evening and spent the morning (& the Eve, actually!) with my mom. Did you follow all of that? And then Saturday we went to my Aunt Kathy's in North Vernon for Christmas with my Dad's side of the family and then back to NV on Sunday for Christmas with my Mom's side of the family at my Grammy's house. Phew!

Perhaps I should have titled this post "The tale of 4.5 Christmases" because technically our celebrations started on Christmas Eve!

My mom and her friend Dan came to church with us and then back to our house for Wick's pizza for dinner! It was basically a party!

She came back in the morning for breakfast & presents - in Christmas jammies of course! - and with Roobee and Axul!

My mom made a delicious breakfast casserole and we also had some cinnamon rolls. Because cinnamon rolls are mandatory on Christmas morning I am pretty sure. Lola was pretty disappointed that Papa didn't share his with her.

We then proceeded to lounge around in our Christmas jammies all day until it was time for Round 2!

Right before the craziness. :)

We had a traditional dinner this year and it was delicious. I set up a little card table in the foyer so everyone could eat (almost) in the same room. Our dining room table only seats 8 and there are 13 of us total including the kids, so we usually spread out into the kitchen as well, but I wanted us to all be together. Plus it's one of maybe 3 times a year that we actually use the dining room, so I wanted to really use it. Kid table for the win!

Josh and Amelia were making faces at each other across the table. She copied everything he did and it was seriously adorable! He put his hands on his head and said, "oh my goodness!" and she did the same thing!

So sweet! After dinner it was time for presents!

Of course I got Josh these boxers when I saw them! They're perfect!

So happy we were able to find a time where everyone could be here at once this year! Nothing better. 

Part 2 (the North Vernon edition) soon! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!

Today marks 13 years since my Daddy left this earth. I love and miss you, Dad. 
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