Even though I've already done the New Years blog, I felt it a must to blog about our Christmas.
I have pretty crappy pictures from a very fun and eventful trip to Fayetteville Square to see the Christmas lights. We had our niece Marley and nephew Wil with us and, seriously, the Fayetteville Square is gawgeous at Christmas.
Because Christmas=camel rides
We employed our favorite photography team, Marley and Wil to attempt a Christmas pic of the family. I think they did fabulous. Unfortunatelylife got hairy (see above) and I didn't get a pic out. Oh well. Yay for a new facebook pic!
The one reason to let Mariah Carey stay in America
I let the kids decorate the tree and all the ornaments were in a 2 ft by 2 ft area. It was magical.
Favorite new park
And then? The usual sickness happened. In the same week, Rylan andI got the stomach flu followed by Max getting a terrible fever virus that turned into an ear and sinus infection.I love watching Christmas movies. One of our money saving techniques was to ditch satellite, so we missed out on the usual Christmas movies that are on every night, but luckily we had Christmas Vacation and Elf on DVD, so we started some new traditions. Side note: next year fast forward through a few parts that are not appropriate for little eyes. Like the lady taking her clothes off in Clark Griswold's dream. Whoopsie.
Christmas Eve and day we went to my parents house. There was cooking and hiking and present opening. It was awesome.
We went to Chuck E Cheez and Max kept a wall between he and Chuck.
Zoe came over and helped Rylan learn to ride his new scooter
I went through a period during December where I wasn't very fun to be around. Christmas brought everything back into perspective. We have a great family. We love each other so much. We celebrated Jesus' birth. We remembered the reason for the season.