The lens on my camera is tragically jammed so I have zero of my own photos from Christmas :( But my sister's handy iphone captured some moments for us!
Grumples in his little Christmas hat
Our 2013 Christmas was really wonderful. I love how this season made us dig deeper into reflection and celebration.
Christmas eve (my favorite!!) was spent with my family and we chowed down on delicious cheese fondue and appetizers followed by hot chocolate and driving to see Christmas lights! It was such a relaxed evening and such quality time.
The fondue dippers-veggies, tart apples, carrots, bread plus there were tamales, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and more!
My mom is the literally the stocking-extraordinaire and WOW-ed us with her stuffing skills and generosity. Our stockings are seriously the best part of Christmas morning! Presents and breakfast with my family and then a hour drive down to see Ryan's family for the afternoon on Christmas Day.
We saw had a yummy meal and opened more thoughtful, generous presents with everyone. My absolute favorite part of the day was when our almost 3 year old niece asked to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Jesus. How sweet!!!!
So we did and her pure love of baby Jesus was the most beautiful part of the day.
Does anyone else besides me and my mom tear down your Christmas decor like less than 24 hours after the big day? By 1:00 pm on December 26th my house was clean from top to bottom and not a single piece of Christmas decoration was left. Ahhh, it felt so refreshing to have a clean house newly organized.
Linny and I Christmas morning. I felt like such a hipster in this selfie moment.
This week with Ryan off from work and me on break from school we have some snow tubing, time outside, house projects, dates, friend time, and relaxation in order. Looking forward to it and welcoming in 2014!
Grumples helped clean up. By standing on the dishwasher and licking each plate clean. Gross!