The Christmas Affair 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014
This year Christmas started on Sunday for husband and I. And that means there are a lot of photos to share in just one post, but I'm going to make it happen! So sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or two), and start scrolling!

Sunday morning started off with church and a Christmas cantata of music. The steel drums left me feeling in the Christmas spirit, which was perfect for our next destination: Grandmom's. 

Going to Grandmom's is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. There's always A LOT of family, plenty of cheer, and incredible food. And my Grandmom, who is 91 and as sassy as ever, has always kicked Christmas off in the most special way.

 Of course, there's always twirling. And this year there was some pretty impressive singing...."Do you want to build a snowman?"



On Monday night, husband and I finished packing for our mini vacation to my parents', and ended the night by opening our stockings.



Mid-morning on Tuesday, we made it to my parents'. Their Christmas tree is full of childhood holiday memories. There are ornaments from all over the world gifted from my mom's parents, and special ornaments noting special moments throughout life.


Santa and his elves ascending the ladder is probably one of my favorite Christmas decorations at my parents'. How can you not love it?!

During our stay, we baked, we wrapped gifts, we played games, and waited with excitement until Christmas Day arrived.



But, first we enjoyed Christmas Eve with the Hill side of our family. Husband and I traveled to spend the day with his brother's family, and we had the best time. The morning started off with brunch, followed by a mystery game at North Pole. Wouldn't you agree, these helpers are mighty cute??

We raced cars down ramps, built toys our of legos, and ate some scrumptious food all before heading off to the Christmas Eve service at church.



Then Christmas morning came, and so did Mama's birthday. Yes, she's a Christmas baby, and her name just so happens to be Merry. Coincidence?? I think not :)



 I don't care what age you are, opening gifts will always be fun and full of excitement!


Then this photo, a complete accident, happened. And because our Christmas jammies will be going away until next year (just like Christmas), it seems like the perfect photo to close this post out. I hope you and yours had a magical Christmas!!

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