Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas, part one

I figured I'd break Christmas up into two parts, since I have too many pictures to choose from! I kept Christmas low key at our house, since we didn't seem to have much time to decorate. Two things I want/need to do for next year are going and picking out a real tree with the boys, and getting stockings with their names on them. We also didn't go crazy with buying them presents, since they have TONS of clothes, don't play with toys much yet, and we knew the grandparents and aunts and uncles on both sides would spoil them!

We usually go to my parents' house on Christmas Eve, and do snacks before church, go to church, and open presents afterwards. This year, we knew we didn't want to stay up late to do presents, and we didn't want to bring the boys to church and have them out late and around so many people. (Even though everyone would have loved to see them!) So we still did the snacks, and took some pictures. I wanted one of me with both boys, but it didn't turn out that well, as you see above, but at least I look happy! We finally got a full family portrait! (The boys probably didn't enjoy their polo shirts, but I do.) Then Alex took the boys home and put them to bed, while the rest of us still went to church. We had a quiet Christmas morning as a new family of four. I'm sure next year will have the start of many more traditions, but for this year we just enjoyed a lazy morning together. I opened my gifts from Alex, and made sure to get a few picture of my favorite "presents" with bows on their heads.

Official Christmas picture of 2011!
Holden in red, Henry in green

Christmas day we went back to my parent's house to open presents. They got toys, outfits, diapers, and the start of their college fund! We especially liked our new Sophie the giraffe, and our Butler and IU onesies from Uncle Evan and Aunt Lauren! Alex got a leaf blower, and I got a new camera lens! (I'm still playing around with it, but I hope to keep getting better with my camera.) Then we got to eat our traditional (delicious!) Christmas lasagna. And lastly, I'll leave you with a picture from our Christmas card. (Side note: I had to go to Walmart and Target to get the two matching/coordinating sleepers. Who knows why they couldn't have both designs at each place, but they look good together and that's the main thing! I realize that my life will be realizing there are NEVER two cute outfits in the same size...sigh.) So, first the one we didn't use, although it's cute, and finally, the winner for our first card. (Oh, Holden's in green, Henry in red.) Merry Christmas!

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