Even though this is posted a couple of days late I still want to say Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you had a love filled holiday.
Our Christmas day was low pressure and filled with family and friends. I tried to not have expectations this year because expectations tend to kill joy. We awoke, Theo opened his couple of presents and ate a sucker before we had our traditional egg Mcmuffin breakfast.
I simultaneously began preparing lunch and playing with Theo and his new train track and toolkit. First my grandma and my dad arrived and then my in-laws. We had celebrate the Pauquette Christmas last week so we invited them over to our house for lunch so they wouldn’t have to prepare something at home. We had a delicious meal of ham, green beans, lima beans, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy and rolls. My dad made a Pumpkin pie and Theo enjoyed three plates of whipped cream:)
My in-laws left to visit in sister in law, her husband and their new baby in Cincinnati. We opened gifts with my grandma and dad and they spoiled us as usual. No matter how often I tell them we don’t need a lot they just don’t listen. Theo went wild with his toys and was tuckered out by 4 pm. Brad and I spent some time by ourselves relaxing as Theo slept.
We’ve made a lot of traditions in our 6 years of marriage, and the last one is our Christmas Day Night party. Christmas night was always king of a sad time when we realized all of the fun was over so we thought why not continue the holiday and invite our friends over for some leftovers and wine? The past 4 or 5 years our good friends have embraced this and we usually end up playing apples to apples and enjoying each other’s company.
Whew, that was a long post. Thanks for sticking with me through this twenty-five days of joy project. I’ve truly enJOYED having a reason to take personal photos everyday.