Let’s pretend I wrote this blog just a few days after Christmas, okay?
What happened was…
And since then I’ve been in a pattern of traveling, celebrating, eating, playing, CLEANING, complaining about cleaning, forgetting what our “normal” schedule is, trying to figure out where to put all these new toys, cleaning some more and then cleaning.
My house is a mess.
Someone please clean it!
Anyway…this isn’t a very perky beginning.
What I should be saying is…CHRISTMAS WAS SO FUN!
You know what else?
BEFORE CHRISTMAS WAS SO FUN!
Because before Christmas, we saw a lot of people who love us.
Before Christmas, we celebrated with Kev’s family.
Then we drove down to visit my grandmother, my parents, my sister’s family and my mom’s big family.
And then we came home for actual Christmas.
But this blog is about *before* Christmas!
So here it is in all its glory…
This is the first year Tom was old enough to help hand out presents. I really wish I’d videoed this, because he did so awesome and it was hysterical. There was a lot of , “Here you go, Mom! Here’s another present for YOU!!!!” Adorable.
We also visited with my mom’s family — but I forgot to take my camera. Boo, me! But we had a wonderful time visiting with all my aunts, uncles and cousins and everyone who hadn’t met Alice, met her — so it was awesome! Alice is named after my mom’s mom, so everyone was thrilled to see the newest namesake.
We had a wonderful time with our families and I’m so thrilled we were able to take the kids to visit everyone.
Christmas with kids is THE. BEST.
I’m not kidding you.
It’s the Super Bowl for moms.
This year did not disappoint, and I’m so happy we were able to share it with our parents, siblings and extended family.
Next blog will cover actual Christmas, and I have high hopes I’ll post it before another week goes by!
I really, really hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas week!