Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas 2016

Happy new year! 

We had a wonderful December and enjoyed celebrating Christmas with family throughout the month. I hosted dinner with my sister's family a couple weekends before Christmas. It was fun catching up with each other and just hanging out, amidst the hustle and bustle of the season. We even got a really nice (unintentionally color coordinated) photo.

It was so nice spending Christmas weekend with Andrew's parents, who drove to be with us at our home. We attended the Christmas Eve service at our Church, relaxed at home and enjoyed good food and too many Christmas cookies (is there such a thing?). We let Marshall open one gift on Christmas Eve, a tradition that I enjoyed growing up. He probably would have been perfectly happy with just matchbox cars!

This was Marshall's second Christmas! He had the cutest expressions while opening gifts like, "Oh, my!". Even though he was a little grumpy Christmas morning and didn't want to take any photos. We tried! 

Christmas is so different and even better when you see it through the eyes of your child. Marshall loved looking at lights, Christmas trees, snowmen and decorations. We had fun lighting our trees every day, arranging and rearranging ornaments, and watching it snow (but he does NOT like playing in snow yet). 

It has become increasingly challenging to do any type of photo shoot of my little man! As he gets closer to being a two-year-old, he'd rather push all the buttons on my camera than sit still for a photo. He thought it was hilarious to hop around on this little chair, but he was still completely adorable. He has the best laugh and his smile lights up his whole face. My little buddy.

I hope you, too, had a wonderful Christmas, and enjoyed spending time with your loved ones. 

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