Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Season Recap 2012

*Disclaimer:  If you're not a close friend or family member, you might wanna just skip over this post.  Just lots and LOTS of pictures, pretty much!

I didn't want to let the year end without posting SOMETHING about our Christmas ... so, I decided to just put it ALL in one post.
Then again ... ALL of Christmas this year isn't much.
I was pathetic this year where Christmas spirit was concerned.
No, really .... pathetic.

The Christmas decorations in our house this year consisted of a tree and stockings.  The end.
(This is quite different from my usually decked-out halls!)

Due to the whole new-baby-in-the-household thing, we didn't get to do as many Christmas activities as we usually would, either.
No Zoo Lights trip. (too cold for baby!)
No Christmas lights parade. (again, too cold for baby!)
No visit to the good ol' mall Santa. (too long to wait for baby!)
No Singing Christmas Tree performance. (can't be away from baby that long!)

We did make cookies, watch Christmas movies, find Jingle (our Elf on the Shelf) daily, and read lots of Christmas books though ... and Lucy and Daddy went to our local tree lighting (two of them, actually) - so she did get to visit Santa at those. :-)

All-in-all, it was still a great Christmas ... and I doubt Lucy even noticed the things we "missed" this year.

First things first ... the great Christmas tree hunt.
(Which this year, consisted of walking to Nana's backyard with Ryan, Sherry, and Cam ... and cutting down the first two trees we saw!:)~

Love this photo of the dads and kiddos ...
 Making a gingerbread train with Nana ...
 (Amazingly enough, they still had a few candies left to decorate with when Lucy was done!:)~

Here's the finished product ... and Jingle going for a ride! :)~

Making sugar cookies with Great Grandma....

Christmas Eve at Nana's .... Nana dressed Lucy up like an elf and had her pass out all the presents.  I think Lucy had just about as much fun with that as she did opening her own presents!

The best presents of the night ... the gator! (Look out, world!  Lucy's got wheels!:)~

And the new microphone.
Here's Lucy "rockin' out" with Aunt Steph.

Great Grandma with the two littlest, Emma and Max!

Christmas Eve in our living room. :-)

Christmas morning! ....

Daddy and Max ... 

My BEST Christmas gifts .... :-)

This is pretty much what Max did ALL.  DAY.  LONG.
Apparently he was not too impressed with his first Christmas. :)~

Here's hoping your Christmas season was blessed and filled with lots of happy memory-making!

Be safe tonight ... and enjoy ringing in the New Year! 
We will be celebrating over a delicious dinner at a fancy-schmancy restaurant with some of our favorite friends ... a New Year's Eve tradition!  
And we'll probably be in bed by 10:00 p.m.  We wouldn't want to get too wild and crazy. :)~
But don't worry .... I'm sure Max will see to it that I'm welcoming in the New Year  - if not at midnight - then in the wee hours of the morning!  

...And really, there's no one I'd rather be "celebrating" with than my little miracle man .... the very best surprise and blessing of 2012 for me, without a doubt! 


  1. Happy new year and thank you so much for sharing your amazing family! I hope 2013 is the best year ever for you!

  2. Aww what great pictures! I love seeing these as it makes me feel like you have invited me into your home. :) Happy New Year, friend!

  3. Happy New Year Bec!! So happy for your miracle this year. Love the pictures and getting a peek into your life!! Love and hugs.

  4. Happy New Year girlie! You have a beautiful family! XOXO

  5. Love all the pictures! Especially the Christmas tree pics with the dads and kiddie : ) loved the elf outfit too for Lucy! Thanks for always being such an awesome friend and sharing in some of your Christmas memories! The pic of the babies and grandma was priceless too!

  6. Awww, Cuzzie--MWAH!

  7. Happy New Year! Love all the pics - Lucy in that elf outfit was priceless.;) And lil Max is truly a sweet miracle. from your virtual, bloggy friend;)

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