Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Journaling 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yes, I know this comes late but you really can't blame me.  I needed to enjoy the holidays and the time off.  I am so glad I did! I am also glad that Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday, I spent all day baking.  Homemade bread, cookies, gingerbread and quick breads, the house smelled amazing.

On Christmas eve we always wear new PJs and we set out cookies and milk for Santa.  My little man actually fell asleep pretty easy and early.

Then it was time to wrap presents and prepare for the next day.  My husband and I have a Christmas Eve tradition, we wrap presents, have hot chocolate and watch a movie.  It's really nice and I always look forward to spending that time together and imagining how the little man would react to each gift.  We went to bed relatively late that night and thankfully little man did not wake up until about 9 am.  Then the gift giving madness commenced.

Gifts finally wrapped!

 Christmas morning madness!

 Squinkies!!! Marvel Super Heroes!!!

 Opening gifts with daddy!

Pirates!  It is all about pirates.

Hope your Christmas was as blessed as mine. After the long year and many ups and downs we managed to pull off a great, quiet, and peaceful Christmas and New Years.  I enjoyed having off since December 23rd until tomorrow January 3rd.  It has been great to actually do nothing, that includes blogging, so sorry.  I needed the rest and my family needed to just enjoy each others company.  These days off have been the best Christmas present I could have ever asked for. 

I couldn't ask for more, but we got much more than we expected.  I want to extend a gracious thank you to our family for their generosity.  But I would like to and must extend a special thank you to my Mother in-law.  She does so much for us already, she is truly the glue that holds the family together.  She is an excellent homemaker, confidant, mother and most of all grandmother.  My son adores her. We have been so lucky to enjoy my in-laws company during Christmas for the past 3 years.  Having them over makes the holidays feel so much more festive.  Like I said before, we are truly blessed.