We really enjoyed Christmas this year. There is just something about having kids that makes Christmas more magical! I loved watching Joss get excited about the Christmas lights and seeing our tree for the first time. I loved that she would always point out the baby Jesus in our nativity scenes. She loved giving gifts to others and it was just so much fun. I can't wait until next year when we have two kids to bring in the magic of Christmas to our home.
My side of the family did a cousins gift exchange this year. Joss got Matthew a nerf gun and Seth got Carrigan a ballerina music box. Seth got a train and Joss got a Curious George stuffed animal. As you can see she LOVES it!
We had another new face in our home this Christmas. This is Rudolph. He was my grandpa's reindeer. When my grandma passed away early in the year, he came to live with us.
Every year my mom makes her grandkids a special ornament to go in their Christmas bags. This year was a very special Christmas mouse.
Here is how Santa left the tree after he left on Christmas Eve.
Here is Joss ripping into the doll house that Mamu and Papu got her. She LOVES this doll house! Plays with it all the time.
Joss and Seth enjoying some of their new toys.
Every year Santa always leaves us special treats to eat. This year he left us juice boxes! Seth and Joss were in heaven!!
This year, Santa left us a really big present in the backyard! A SWING SET!!!! I had to laugh because when Joss saw it in the backyard, she said "A park?" She was so happy that Santa brought her her very own park to play on. By the smiles on these kids' faces you can tell that they love their new "park".
This is about as "white" as our Christmases come in Phoenix. I am not complaining!
Our family in our new Christmas jammas. Joss loves that hers have hearts all over them.
After opening our Christmas presents we went to church. I was asked to play for the choir and they were in serious need of male voices so Patrick sang in the choir. A very special thanks goes to Uncle Scott for watching Joss and Seth so that we could do that. Here is our family picture in our matching Christmas outfits. I had fun making all the little parts so our family could be a little extra festive for the holiday.
We hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas as well.