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 ...
Here's the finished product ... and Jingle going for a ride! :)~
Making sugar cookies with Great Grandma....
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. :-)
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!